Students Graduating


Applying for Spring 2022 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.  The spring application deadline is January 31, 2022.
How to apply (Graduation Application Tutorial video)


2022 Commencement Ceremony

Reynolds 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 the following May. Information about the ceremony and purchasing of caps and gowns will be sent to graduates and candidates in early April. Students must complete the program of study to participate in a commencement ceremony.


The 2022 Commencement Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

We continue to monitor the health conditions in our region.  Any event updates will be posted to this webpage. 


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)


2021 Commencement Ceremony

Thank you to all our graduates and their families and friends who joined us for our in-person Commencement ceremonies for the first time on our Parham Road campus! Thank you also to all who viewed the ceremonies on the livestream and sent congratulations to their grads. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the class of 2021!  


Congrats 2021 Grads!

2021 Commencement "Behind the Scenes"


If you missed the live event in person or online, you can view the recording here:



Graduate Slides: All 2021 graduates who created a custom graduate slide will receive a copy by email no later than May 21.  The email will come from ""  If you do not receive your slide by May 21, please email and let us know.

Personal Commencement Photos: Photo Specialties took graduate photos during the ceremonies on May 15.  By May  21 they will email a photo link to each 2021 graduate using your Reynolds email account.   For questions, please contact