RCC graduation ceremony will look a little different from last year's.

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Rappahannock Community College will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony “virtually” on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The virtual ceremony will recognize all RCC students and celebrate their achievements.

During the virtual ceremony, students will hear from Rappahannock Community College President Dr. Shannon L. Kennedy and a special presentation of the National Anthem by RCC Nursing Instructor, Rebecca White. A graduate will provide the commencement address.

“The most special time of the academic year is the celebration of student achievement through a graduation ceremony,” said Dr. Kennedy. “This year, the pandemic has robbed us of the opportunity to join together and celebrate our graduates as they walk across the stage. We cannot settle for that outcome. In order to honor our graduates, Rappahannock Community College will hold a virtual commencement!”

Graduates will receive an electronic invitation via their college email account. The invitation will have details on how to access the ceremony and it can be forwarded to family and friends. Graduates will also be asked to provide a photo of themselves to be incorporated into the ceremony.

“We are excited to have an opportunity to celebrate together, albeit virtually, and honor the accomplishments of our graduates. We are very proud of the perseverance and determination of our students!” Dr. Kennedy added.