Blue Ridge Community College graduates in caps and gowns smiling

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 one in-person commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall on the Henderson County Campus on Friday, December 16, 2022.

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 16, 2022
6 p.m.

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

Application for Graduation

Candidates for graduation who wish to have their credential printed should submit an Application for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office during registration for their last semester of enrollment.

Application for Graduation

Graduate Hors D’Oeuvres Friday, December 16 at 4 p.m.

The Student Government Association invites the class of 2022 to celebrate their achievements with hors d’oeuvres in the Killian Student Center on the Henderson County Campus.

The RSVP deadline for graduation and the Graduate Hors D’Oeuvres event has passed.  Please contact the Registrar’s Office at or (828) 694-1809 with questions or concerns. Additional information regarding tickets and graduation will be sent to those graduates who RSVP’ed yes.


Friday, December 16 at 3:00 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.

For important information regarding how things will flow before, during, and after the ceremony, be sure to take a look at this video to learn more:

Important Ticket and Seating Information

A maximum of eight guest tickets will be provided for each graduate.

Tickets may be picked up by graduates only between December 5 to December 14 at the following locations:

Henderson County Campus:
Registrar’s Office in the Sink Building

Transylvania County Campus:
Student Welcome Center in the Straus Building

Distance Learning students that cannot pick up tickets in person between December 5 to December 14 must send an email to the Registrar’s Office at to secure tickets.

Persons picking up tickets on behalf of the graduate must present a signed note of permission from the graduate, along with photo identification, in order to obtain tickets.

After December 14, any remaining tickets will only be available at rehearsal on December 16, on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are for ages two years old and up; only one ticket may be used per person. Graduation is a ticketed event; a ticket is required for entry.

Caps and Gowns

Beginning November 4, 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 November 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 evening 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.

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): or Please place an order in time to allow for arrival well before December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at

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

Contact Us

Registrar’s Office
Sink Building Room 121
(828) 694-1809