Rock Valley College
Graduates during the Rock Valley College Commencement Ceremony


Graduation day is the best day of the year at RVC! As you prepare to graduate, be sure you have fulfilled all requirements, meet with an advisor to evaluate your credits, and fill out our graduation application. Check back here for information on cap and gown pick-up and details on the ceremony!

Based on Governor Pritzker’s directive to extend the stay-at-home order for the State of Illinois through April 30, and the College’s subsequent decision to extend the delivery of credit classes through online and alternative instructional delivery through the remainder of the spring semester, Rock Valley College is postponing the commencement ceremony scheduled for May 15.

We will be celebrating our graduates this year, but not on May 15 as we had hoped. The College is currently exploring every option to ensure we can celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments and we will strive for every possible way to make it as special and inclusive as our graduates deserve.

We will be in direct contact with all employees and students, and specifically those students who applied for graduation, as information on alternative plans becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented and challenging times.


A female student holds up diploma at graduation ceremony.

Apply for Graduation

Ready to graduate? You must submit an application for graduation in order to graduate from RVC. Click here for the Graduation Application form. 

Student receives his diploma on stage at our graduation ceremony.

Graduation Requirements

If you plan to receive a degree or certificate from RVC you are required to meet certain requirements. Learn about the requirements so you take the appropriate steps.

Four female and male students jumping on the bridge in the graduation caps and gowns.

Graduation Survey

Graduates, please complete this survey to help us improve the experience of our future students!

Graduation crowd shot from top of bleachers.

Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony is held each year in May. Find out what you need to know.

DSS Resources for Graduation

Disability Resources for Graduation

Rock Valley College is committed to ensuring its facilities, programs, activities, programs, and services are accessible to everyone. See what accommodations and resources are available to guests with disabilities who may require disability-related assistance for the College's Commencement ceremony.