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Current Graduation Ceremony Information

47th Annual RCBC Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 am

The commencement ceremony is held only once each year, at the end of the spring semester. Any student meeting his/her declared degree requirements is eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony. Graduation is held on the Mount Laurel Campus.

Exception: If a student is completing his/her requirements during the summer session, he/she is eligible to participate. All course requirements must appear on your degree audit in order to participate in the ceremony.

Every effort will be made to conduct the ceremony on Saturday, May 20.  In cases of inclement weather, updates will be posted on the rcbc.edu

For more information about Graduation Requirements, click here.

To download the order form for the Commencement and Pinning Ceremony DVD, click here.

 

Chris Gheysens2017 Commencement Speaker, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens

We are pleased to announce that Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens has accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote address at RCBC’s 47th graduation ceremony this spring.

Wawa and RCBC are two organizations that pride themselves on being different to provide better service in our communities. A public announcement is available on the college’s website. To view the announcement, click here

 

 

Bob Atkins

2017 Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony Speaker, Bob Atkins

Bob Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN is national program director of New Jersey Health Initiatives, the statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Atkins is also an Associate Professor at Rutgers University with a joint appointment in Nursing and Childhood Studies. 

Dr. Atkins has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Civilizations from Brown University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

Fresh out of nursing school, Dr. Atkins moved to the city of Camden where he worked as a school nurse at East Camden Middle School and co-founded the Camden STARR Program, a non-profit youth development program dedicated to improving the life chances of youth living in Camden. Dr. Atkin’s work in Camden motivated him to complete a PhD in the Department of Public Health at Temple University to better understand the factors that influence the health and well-being of children living in vulnerable communities.

Dr. Atkins is a life-long New Jersey resident and is committed to building healthier communities across the state through effective collaborations and partnerships, meaningful conversations across sectors, and evidence-based innovations.  

Commencement Checklist

LAST CALL FOR CAP AND GOWN PICKUP at the Mount Laurel Campus Bookstore. After these dates, students would be unable to pick up their caps and gowns until the Pinning Ceremony on May 18 (for Health Sciences students) or the Graduation Rehearsal on May 19.

  • May 17: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • May 19: 9 a.m. in the Enterprise Center before rehearsal

THURSDAY, May 18
HEALTH SCIENCES PINNING CEREMONY
begins at promptly 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 19
COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL
begins at 10 a.m. Students are to meet in the Enterprise Center (signs will be posted). Note: You will need your Student ID to pick up your name card for Commencement.

SATURDAY, May 20
47TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY LINE UP
begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the Enterprise Center on the Mount Laurel Campus

VERY IMPORTANT: Parking is limited and carpooling is highly recommended.

REMINDER: Do not forget your Grad Images name card (provided to you at rehearsal) on Commencement morning.  

Mount Laurel Parking Map for Commencement

2017 Commencement Parking Map for Mount Laurel