Spring 2022 Graduation Information

River Valley Community College is excited to offer three commencement ceremonies for spring 2022 graduates on Friday, May 13, 2022.  All ceremonies will occur at the RVCC Claremont campus, outdoors, on the front lawn.

Commencement Ceremonies Schedule

Friday, May 13, RVCC Claremont campus front lawn

1 College Place, Claremont, NH 03743

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ceremony for Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Biological Science, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security and Healthcare IT, Early Childhood Education, General Studies, Healthcare Applications, Healthcare Management, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Networking, and Social Services programs

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ceremony for the Nursing program

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Ceremony for Massage Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Therapy programs

Please read the FAQ below for more information. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Kate Crocker at kcrocker@ccsnh.edu.

FAQs for Commencement

RVCC’s top priority is to keep graduates and their families safe. We are excited to be able to offer multiple program-specific graduation ceremonies, outdoors. By offering three ceremonies we are able to ensure safe distancing. The ceremonies are fully outdoors; masks will be available for those who would like them.

The ceremonies will be held at the RVCC Claremont campus, 1 College Place, Claremont, NH 03743, outdoors, on the front lawn.

Please contact Nancy at the Bookstore at: 603-543-0915 or 0967mgr@follett.com.


With a maintained decrease in local COVID cases, we are happy to announce that graduates are welcome to bring as many guests to commencement as they like. Guests will be seated on the lawn and we encourage them to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

The event will be live-streamed through YouTube.

Yes, you may attend as one of their four guests.

Guests and graduates are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the ceremony time, see the ceremony schedule below. Graduates should be dressed in regalia and ready to line up 10 minutes prior to the ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremonies Schedule

Friday, May 13, RVCC Claremont campus front lawn

1 College Place, Claremont, NH 03743

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Ceremony for Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Computer Technology, Biological and Health Sciences, and Professional Studies programs

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ceremony for the Nursing program

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Ceremony for Allied Health and Rehabilitation Services programs


Guests and graduates are welcome to park in the large back parking lot. From the back entrance, the Falcon room is located just inside the building. Graduates will check-in at the Falcon room and will be given instructions for lining up for the processional. Guests will walk from the back parking lot to find a seat on the front lawn.

Any graduate planning to participate in the commencement ceremony who will need special assistance (wheelchair access, sign language, interpreter, etc.) should contact Nikole Milo at (603) 542-7744 extension 5522 prior to May 1, 2022.

Grad Images is the company providing professional photography of the graduations. They will capture photos of you on stage receiving your diploma and another photo of you in your cap and gown. Grad Images will contact students directly. For information, go to: https://www.gradimages.com/Home/Search


Here is a link to the photos taken by RVCC staff during the 2021 commencement ceremonies. Feel free to download and share. 

1.      May 7th at 5pm: https://adobe.ly/3tNMr8S

2.      May 7th at 7pm: https://adobe.ly/3u2NAcx

3.      May 13th https://adobe.ly/3v5p7VG

4.      May 14th https://adobe.ly/2T4gFYz


Commencement 1 – May 7, 2021: Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy

Commencement 2 – May 7, 2021: Nursing – RN

Commencement 3 – May 13, 2021: Healthcare Applications, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant 

Commencement 4 – May 14, 2021: Accounting, Advanced Accounting,  Business Management, General Studies, Healthcare Management, Liberal Arts, Biological Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Infant & Toddler, Social Services