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A student who has fulfilled the requirements for an AA, AS, AAA, AAS degree or a certificate program is eligible for graduation honors (excluding career studies certificates).
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)
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has one formal commencement ceremony after the spring semester for students completing certificate or Associate Degree curricula throughout the academic year. Students who graduate in the summer or fall will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May. Information about the ceremony and purchasing of caps and gowns will be sent to graduates and candidates in early April.
A student must complete the Program of Study in order to participate in a commencement ceremony.
Congratulations Graduates [top]
On May 12, 2013, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College will hold its 40th Commencement at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center, located at 1200 West Broad Street. This is a very special event that marks the culmination of your hard work and a significant achievement. We invite the entire community to join us in this celebration.
As president of the college, I join the College Board, faculty and staff in personally congratulating you on reaching this milestone in your life. In addition, I encourage you to participate in this year’s commencement where your accomplishment can be witnessed by your family and friends.
I look forward to seeing you on May 12, where you will receive my personal congratulations.
Gary L. Rhodes, Ed. D.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College stresses a positive learning environment by displaying proper respect and courtesy. The Graduation Ceremony is a time to celebrate accomplishments. Please follow the guidelines listed below so that everyone can enjoy this special event.
What to Expect on Commencement Day [top]
Please plan to arrive at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center by
1 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. All guests will be directed into the Verizon Wireless Arena to be seated. You will be directed to Room R144 with the other students. Family and friends will not be permitted to join you in Room R144.
A table will be set up in the Activity Center (Room R144) on the Lower Level of the Siegel Center for you to obtain a card that shows your name and your marching number for the procession. This is also the card you will present on stage in order for your name to be announced.
Faculty Marshals will organize the graduates within your curriculum for the commencement march and will lead you from Room R144 into the Verizon Wireless Arena for the ceremony at 2 p.m. At the end of the ceremony, the Marshals and graduates will march out of the Verizon Wireless Arena and return to the lower level. Spring 2013 graduates will proceed to Room R144 on the lower level to receive their diplomas. Summer and Fall 2012 graduates who have already received their awards will be permitted to leave at this point. Graduates will leave the building through the Marshall Street exit. Prior to the ceremony be sure to arrange a meeting place with your family and friends.
You may invite guests to attend the ceremony. There is no limitation on the number of guests you may bring and no tickets will be required. Guests may arrive as early as
12:30 p.m. as well. Please share all information in this letter with your guests! Remember to arrange a place to meet family and friends after the ceremony.
Parking and Directions [top]
The Verizon Wireless Arena at the VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center is located at 1200 West Broad Street. Parking is available in VCU’s parking decks located across the street on the corner of Harrison and Broad Streets and the corner of Bowe and Marshall Streets. You and your guests should allow plenty of time for travel.
JSRCC has made arrangements to photograph you as you receive your diploma on stage. You are not obligated to purchase photos. Approximately two weeks after graduation, the photographer will have a link on the Reynolds.edu website with information on purchasing photos.
Special Accommodations For Graduates [top]
If you have any other questions concerning the ceremony, or if you are requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Central Admissions and Records Office at 523-5029 by May 7. The office may be unable to accommodate requests received after this date.
In closing, I would like to personally congratulate you for successfully reaching this milestone. The Admissions and Records staff and I have enjoyed working with you, and we look forward to seeing you on May 12.
Director of Admissions and Records