Congratulations to River Valley Community College Class of 2021!

We are looking forward to celebrating our students’ success this May.

*Students, please check your college email account for a link to RSVP to your ceremony.*

DateProgramGraduates and Guests Arrival TimeProcession Begins
Friday, May 7th

Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 7thRN Nursing6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 13

Healthcare Applications, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant 

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14

Accounting, Advanced Accounting,  Business Management, General Studies, Healthcare Management, Liberal Arts, Biological Science

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14

Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Infant & Toddler, Social Services

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

FAQs for Commencement

We are fortunate to be able to have an in-person ceremony this year, but it means we have to follow certain protocols, such as wearing masks and social distancing.

Students need to check their college email account for a link to RSVP to be able to attend the ceremony.

RVCC is very concerned about the safety of the students, guests, staff and faculty in attendance at the ceremony.  The ceremony will be held outside, we will be limiting the number of guests, taking temperatures, requiring masks, and seating will be spread out to allow for social distancing.

The ceremony will be held outdoors on RVCC’s Claremont, NH campus.

Please contact Nancy at the Bookstore at: 603-543-0915.

Yes, the ceremony will be held rain or shine, so come prepared – we do not have tents for the audience.

We are able to accommodate two guests per graduate. Students must provide guest names with their RSVP.

The event will be live-streamed through YouTube.

While we would love to let you see your friends graduate, unless they sign you up as one of their two guests, we are not able to accommodate additional attendees.  We will be maintaining social distancing due to COVID and thus can only accommodate a limited number of people at each ceremony.  Since each ceremony is being live-streamed, you can cheer them on from the comfort of your own home.

We ask that students and guests arrive at the same time, and preferably in the same vehicle, per the schedule below.

Graduation Ceremony Times


Friday, May 7th

5:00 p.m.

Practical Nursing – CERT, Radiologic Technology – AS, Respiratory Therapy – AS 

4:00 – graduates and guests arrive


7:00 p.m.

Nursing – AS 

6:30 – graduates and guests arrive


Thursday, May 13 

6:00 p.m.

Healthcare Applications – CERT, Medical Administrative Assistant – CERT, Medical Laboratory Technician – AS, Medical Assistant – CERT, Occupational Therapy Assistant – AS, Physical Therapist Assistant – AS 

5:00 – graduates and guests arrive


Friday, May 14

3:00 p.m.

Advanced Accounting – CERT, Accounting – AS, Accounting – CERT, Business Management – AS, Business Management – CERT, General Studies – AS, Healthcare Management – AS, Liberal Arts – AA, Biological Science – AS 

 2:00 – graduates and guests arrive


6:00 p.m.

Criminal Justice – AS, Early Childhood Education Level 1 – CERT, Early Childhood Education Level 2 – CERT, Early Childhood Education – AS, Early Childhood Education – Infant & Toddler – CERT, Social Services – AS, Social Services – CERT 

5:00 – graduates and guests arrive



When you arrive, you will be directed to checkpoints where you will be checked in, temperatures taken of all in the vehicle, and made sure all have masks.  

Any graduate planning to participate in the commencement ceremony who will need special assistance (wheelchair access, sign language, interpreter, etc.) should contact Cathy Driesch at (603) 542-7744 x5421 by April 23rd.