Applying for Fall 2023 Graduation

Students must complete the graduation application online through the Student Information System (SIS). The online application makes for a more efficient graduation process while ensuring accuracy of information for diplomas and graduation correspondence. The fall application deadline is September 29, 2023.

The college reserves the right to graduate students who have completed all requirements for a career studies certificate, certificate and/or associate degree but have not applied for graduation.

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2023 Reynolds Commencement Ceremony occurred on May 15, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the V.C.U. Siegel Center. View the ceremony highlights below.


Graduation keepsake photos were taken by a third-party vendor. Please monitor your inbox for communication from the vendor about how to purchase photos.

A Reynolds photographer was on hand to take photos of the ceremony. Those photos can be viewed on our Flickr album "The 50th Commencement".

Greetings from the Students

Reynolds student Ameenah Zakia was unable to attend Commencement and deliver her greetings from the students. Read Ameenah's speech here.

Live Stream Commencement 

Watch the full ceremony at To view the program, please visit the 2023 Commencement Program.


Diplomas will be available for on-campus pick up at the end of May. You will receive an email letting you know when they are ready. If you are unable to pick up your award, they will be mailed to your current address on file in June. For questions, please email

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 A.A., A.S., A.A.S. 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 G.P.A. cumulative
3.200 Cum laude (with honor)
3.500 Magna cum laude (with high honor)
3.800 Summa cum laude (with highest honor)