Graduates of Blue Ridge Community College in caps and gowns, December 15, 2023.

Commencement is one of our most cherished traditions, one that marks a major milestone for you, your family, and the College faculty and staff who have supported your journey at Blue Ridge Community College.

We are pleased to announce that Blue Ridge Community College will host two in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2024 in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall on the Henderson County Campus on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Ticket Announcement:

Blue Ridge Community College is proud to host its largest commencement ceremonies to date on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Due to the increased responses and number of graduates attending, each graduate will be provided up to a maximum of six guest tickets for both ceremonies.

If additional tickets become available, they will be provided only at Rehearsal on Friday, May 10th, at 1 p.m. in the TEDC Conference Hall.

Overflow seating will be available in the Bo Thomas Auditorium. Guests may watch the ceremony live from the large screen provided on the Bo Thomas Stage.

Graduates may begin picking up tickets with the Registrar’s Office in the Sink Building on the Henderson County Campus April 22nd-May 3rd. Transylvania County students may pick up their tickets from the Transylvania County Campus April 22nd-May 3rd. Distance Learning students may send an email with a plan for picking up their tickets to registrar@blueridge.edu.

Tickets are for ages two and up. Each guest must present with a ticket to the TEDC Conference Hall. Tickets will expire at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. for the respective ceremonies. If seating is available, guests without a ticket may enter the TEDC Conference Hall after those times. If seating is not available, guests with or without tickets will be invited to watch from the Bo Thomas Auditorium.

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024
9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Technology Education and Development Center Conference Hall
Blue Ridge Community College
Henderson County Campus

Graduates will participate in the ceremony where their highest credential is being awarded.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
9 a.m.

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Business Administration
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Esthetics Technology
  • Human Services Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Interpreter Education
  • Manicuring & Nail Technology
  • Office Administration
  • Surgical Technology
 

Saturday, May 11, 2024
11:30 a.m.

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Arts-Teacher Preparation
  • Associate in Engineering
  • Associate in Fine Arts
  • Associate in General Education
  • Associate in Science
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Computer-Integrated Machining
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Horticulture Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Public Safety Administration
  • Welding Technology

Application for Graduation

The Application for Graduation deadline for the Spring 2024 semester was January 31, 2024.  Candidates for graduation who have not yet applied and wish to have their credential printed should submit an Application for Graduation as soon as possible to the Registrar’s Office to avoid delays in processing.

Application for Graduation


Graduate Luncheon:

Friday, May 10, 2024, 12 p.m. 

The Student Government Association invites the class of 2024 to celebrate their achievements with a Graduate Luncheon in the Pre-Event Space of the TEDC Conference Hall on the Henderson County Campus.

Rehearsal:

Friday, May 10, 2024, 1 p.m.

Rehearsal for the commencement ceremony will be held in the Technology Education and Development Center Conference Hall on the Henderson County Campus. Caps and gowns are not required for rehearsal, but attendance is highly encouraged.

RSVP

RSVPs to attend/not attend the May 2024 Graduation Ceremonies were due on March 11th. Students who did not submit the RSVP by the deadline are not eligible to cross the stage at this time.

If you have questions about your RSVP, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1809.


Caps and Gowns

Beginning April 1, students may purchase caps, gowns, and invitations from the College Bookstore located in the Killian Building. Distance Learning students may order caps, gowns, and invitations by contacting the Bookstore at (828) 694-1720.

Beginning April 1, a limited supply of caps and gowns will be available with the Registrar’s Office on a first-come, first-served basis. These caps and gowns are loaned for free to students with a financial need but must be returned to the Registrar’s Office staff at the end of the morning of the Commencement ceremony. If the borrowed cap and gown are not returned, Blue Ridge Community College reserves the right to withhold the graduate’s diploma and all future transcripts from being released until the cap and gown are returned or replaced. The student is responsible for purchasing the tassel, which is available through the College Bookstore.

All graduates will have an opportunity immediately following the ceremony to donate your cap and gown to a future Blue Ridge Community College graduate with financial need.


Accommodations

Blue Ridge is committed to ensuring that all students and their guests have the opportunity to fully participate in this momentous occasion. Whether you require special seating arrangements, assistance with mobility, or any other accommodations, we are here to support you. Sign language interpreters will be present for each ceremony.

To request accommodations for the graduation ceremony, please contact Student Accessibility Services Coordinator, Carolyn Levine, at access@blueridge.edu or 828-694-1813.


Honor Cords/Stoles

Honor society members (Phi Theta Kappa and National Technical Honor Society) are welcome to wear the honor society regalia of their choice but may wear only one tassel during graduation. Please make your purchases using the honor society website(s): www.ptk.org or www.nths.org. Please place an order in time to allow for arrival well before May 11.


If you have any questions, please contact us via email at registrar@blueridge.edu.

In mid-March, additional information regarding graduation will be shared.

We look forward to coming together in May to honor and celebrate your accomplishments.

Contact Us

Registrar’s Office
Sink Building Room 121
(828) 694-1809
registrar@blueridge.edu