Students Graduating


Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Reynolds will host a virtual commencement celebration, Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. to honor the many achievements of our 2020 graduates.  To participate in Reynolds very first Virtual Commencement, graduates needed to register by May 15. The link to the Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be posted on this graduation page before the ceremony so everyone can watch the event even if you did not choose to register with your personal information. Faculty and staff did not need to register for the Virtual Commencement Ceremony, a link to the ceremony will be sent to them in an email.

Attention All Reynolds 2020 Graduates:
Show us your graduation cap!

It's a tradition! Reynolds graduates have always celebrated their accomplishments by decorating their graduation caps. This year is no different . . . except we're sharing your decorated caps virtually. What do you have to do? Add the bling to your cap, take a picture, and share it using the link below. During the week of June 14, we’ll celebrate Reynolds grads on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds.

Click here to share your graduation cap photo.


Can I Purchase Graduation Regalia?

Yes.  The online purchase of caps, gowns, tassels, stoles and other Commencement items are available now through the Campus Bookstore.


All orders qualify for free ground shipping and pick-up is available at the back door of the Parham Road Campus store.  If you are participating in the Virtual Graduation Ceremony, your order must be placed by May 22 in order to receive by May 27 (in time to take your personal graduation photos and videos, and upload them to your ceremony slide).  Caps/gowns/tassels are encouraged in your student photos and videos, but are not required.  Returns/refunds are not available on regalia. Financial Aid cannot be used to purchase regalia. 


If you are earning an AA, AS or AAS you can purchase:

Cap, Gown and Tassel


Total $72.00


If you are earning a certificate or career studies certificate you can purchase:

Cap, gown, tassel $44.00


Items are also available a la carte:








What happens the day of the ceremony?

Students and loved ones will go to our Virtual Commencement website (link will be provided) to enjoy and celebrate the ceremony together.  You will hear commencement speeches and be able to view your personal slide and clips when your name is announced, as well as see the slides of all the other graduates and receive their congratulations and best wishes. 


Who should I contact if I am having technical issues with submitting my information? 

For help or questions with your graduate slides, please contact  For help or questions with your graduate video, please contact 


How will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed to you over the summer.  There is no option for pick up at this time.   Diploma frames and other alumni gifts are available for online purchase through the  Campus Bookstore. All orders qualify for free ground shipping and pick-up is available at the back door of the Parham Road Campus store.  For questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 804-523-5030. 


Where can I access WiFi to connect to the ceremony? 

Reynolds offers free WiFi in the parking lots of Parham Road Campus, Downtown Campus and Goochland Campus.  Some internet providers are also offering special internet packages during this time.   Click here for more information.


Will I be able to access the videos and photos after the ceremony?

Yes.  Commencement speeches will be available to view after the ceremony.  You will also have the option download or share on social media your personal graduate name card and video message.


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 AA, AS, AAS degree or a certificate program are eligible for graduation honors (students completing career studies certificates are ineligible for graduation honors). The honors based upon scholastic achievement are as follows:

Graduating GPA cumulative
3.200     Cum laude (with honor)
3.500     Magna cum laude (with high honor)
3.800     Summa cum laude (with highest honor)


Applying for Summer 2020 Graduation

Students must complete the graduation application online through the Student Information System. The online application makes for a more efficient graduation process while ensuring accuracy of information for diplomas and graduation correspondence.
How to apply (Graduation Application Tutorial video)


For additional questions, please contact the Graduation Committee at