2023 Commencement Ceremony

The spring 2023 Reynolds Commencement Ceremony will take place on May 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the V.C.U. Siegel Center. In order to participate in the ceremony, graduates MUST register to participate by May 1 here: https://2023commencement.rsvpify.com

Please note, this ceremony is for students who completed degrees during the summer and fall of 2022 and spring of 2023.

For guests who cannot attend in-person, the ceremony will be available to view live online. The link to view the ceremony will be posted the week of the ceremony.

Student Speaker Nominations

Who will represent the Reynolds student body as the student speaker at our 50th Commencement Ceremony? Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a speaker. Students may also self-nominate! Visit the student speaker nomination page to learn more and submit a nomination by March 22.

Submit a Photo for the Commencement Ceremony Slideshow

Submit a graduate photo to be included in the opening slideshow shown as guests are arriving at the Siegel Center for the Commencement Ceremony. Visit the photo submission page to learn more and submit your photo by May 1.

Special Accommodations for Graduates

If you have any questions concerning the ceremony, or if you are requesting reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (804) 523-5029 or graduation@reynolds.edu by May 1. The office may be unable to accommodate requests received after this date. We are unable to make accommodations for guests.

Regalia will be available for purchase April 1

The purchase of caps, gowns, tassels, stoles and other Commencement items will be available through the campus bookstore beginning April 1. Check back here for online ordering and other purchasing information on April 1. More information to come!

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)

Applying for Spring 2023 Graduation

The spring application deadline was February 15, 2023, if you missed this deadline, please send an email with your name, student id# and what plan you are graduating from to graduation@reynolds.edu.

Applying for Summer 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 summer application deadline is June 30, 2023.

How to apply (Graduation Application Tutorial video)