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Graduations & Commencements at Cumberland

Graduations & Commencements at Cumberland

Commencement at Cumberland

graduates cheer at commencement 

Cumberland Campus Commencement

Congratulations! You have either completed your RCSJ degree requirements already or you are very close to finishing! You persevered through an unprecedented experience to earn your degree and we are so proud of you.

As we approach commencement season, we are gearing up to honor your accomplishments with a safe and socially distanced drive-up ceremony.

Cumberland campus ceremonies will take place throughout the day on Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14. Students who submitted their RSVP will be assigned a date and time to attend ceremonies based on their academic programs and majors. This information will be sent to the student email account!

The Cumberland event will be shown live on Comcast Ch 22, online at, and on the Quinn Broadcasting Facebook page.  Please see the schedule below to tune in.  

Download the Commencement Map.

​​​​​​Cumberland Campus Commencement Schedule
Thursday, May 13, 2021

​9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
​Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math, and Biological Science/Health Science​​
​2:30 - 3:30 PM
​3:30 -4:30 PM
Practical Nursing & Radiography
​4:30 - 6:30 PM
Behavioral Health
​6:30 - 8:30 PM
Early College High School Graduates

​​​​​Cumberland Campus Commencement Schedule
Friday, May 14, 2021

​9:30 - 11:30 AM
​​Division of Business Studies
​11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
​Division of Law & Justice
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM​​Division of Communication and Creative & Performing Arts, 
and Division of Education & Humanities
​6:00 - 7:30 PM
​University Center Partners

​Please check back for updated information. Graduates will also receive updates through their college email accounts. Please email if you have any questions.


  • Communication: Continue to check your student e-mail through the event to be aware of any updates!
  • Only one vehicle per graduate will be allowed on campus! Please arrive dressed in your regalia and ready to participate.
  • Turning of the Tassel: Only the graduate will be permitted to leave the vehicle and walk across the stage. All other guests will remain in the vehicle while the graduate crosses the stage. Professional photos will be taken under the tent by Grad Images. Guests will be invited to take their own photos with their graduate under the photo tent in Lot G.
  • Safety: Appropriate face masks must be always worn by all attendees. Upon checking in, graduates will receive a commemorative RCSJ face mask to wear. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event and social distancing protocols will be followed.
  • Additional Stations: If you ordered from the PTK/SGA Flower Sale, your order will be ready for you after you leave Lot K. A photo tent will be open in Lot G along with representatives from our University Partners.
  • Diplomas: are not distributed at the ceremony. They will be ready for pick up approximately 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of your final classes. Please select the diploma link on the navigation bar for additional information regarding conferral dates and timelines for pick up.
  • Conduct: All students and their guests will be held to the institutional expectations of student conduct. Appropriate decorum is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. If, at any time, a car or individuals are found to be engaging in illegal, or activity which is violative of the Student Conduct Code, they will be removed from the procession and their credentials will be mailed to them after conferral.

Have you submitted your Petition to Graduate?

All students looking to earn their degree or certificate must submit the Petition to Graduate regardless of participation in the ceremony! This can be submitted in person, via e-mail to, or online through your Self Service account.​