Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2024 Reynolds Commencement Ceremony will occur on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the V.C.U. Siegel Center. 

Graduates will be required to register to participate in the ceremony. More details coming soon!

Student Speaker Nominations

It's time to nominate an outstanding student to take the stage as the student speaker for the 2024 Commencement ceremony.

From February 19th through March 19th, we invite you to submit your nominations. Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff member, this is your opportunity to recognize someone who embodies the spirit of our institution. Students may also self-nominate! Let's come together to ensure that this year's commencement is a memorable and inspiring event for all. Don't miss your chance to make a lasting impact – nominate today! Visit the student speaker nomination page to learn more and submit a nomination by March 19.

Graduates Take Flight!

Calling all graduating Red Hawks! Get ready to fly the nest to your next adventure. Join us for the Graduates Take Flight celebration. Pick up your regalia, marching card, and items needed for the Commencement ceremony while celebrating with your fellow graduates and Reynolds faculty and staff. Get your photo taken with the Red Hawk in his cap & gown, and enter to win a diploma frame, free giveaways, and more!

Join us at the Downtown Campus on April 23, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join us at the Parham Road Campus on April 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Regalia will be available for purchase starting April 1

The purchase of caps, gowns, tassels, stoles, and other Commencement items will be available through the campus bookstore beginning April 1. Check back here for online ordering and other purchasing information on April 1. All regalia orders are non-returnable. Financial Aid use is not permitted for regalia purchases.


Applying for Spring 2024 Graduation

Students must complete the graduation application online through the Student Information System (SIS). The online application makes for a more efficient graduation process while ensuring the accuracy of information for diplomas and graduation correspondence. The spring application deadline was February 15, 2024.

The college reserves the right to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a career studies certificate, certificate and/or associate degree but have not applied for graduation.


Graduation Guidelines

A curricular student eligible for graduation is required to complete and submit the online application for graduation for each degree, certificate, or career studies certificate program by the deadline for that semester or term. Students applying from more than one plan shall include all plans on the application. If a student files for graduation, but does not graduate, the student must reapply for a later graduation date. Students may graduate after fall, spring or summer terms.

To be awarded a degree or certificate, students must complete all program requirements as specified in their catalog with a minimum of 25% of credits earned at Reynolds.

  • Students must earn a grade point average of at least 2.000 in the curriculum.
  • Students must submit all documentation of training, education, or tests from organizations outside of Reynolds to the Office of the Registrar Office by the last day of classes in the final semester. All Reynolds courses must also be completed by the last day of classes in the final semester. Incomplete grades must also be completed by the last day of classes to be used for graduation. The School Dean for the curriculum must recommend the student for graduation, and the Registrar must certify completion of all graduation requirements.
  • The student must resolve all financial obligations with Reynolds and must return all library and college materials.

Graduation Honors

Students who have fulfilled the requirements for an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree or a certificate program are eligible for graduation honors (students completing career studies certificates are ineligible for graduation honors). The honors based on scholastic achievement are as follows:

Graduating G.P.A. cumulative
3.200 Cum laude (with honor)
3.500 Magna cum laude (with high honor)
3.800 Summa cum laude (with highest honor)