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52nd Annual Commencement

Congratulations, Candidates for Graduation!

This website is to assist you, your families and friends to prepare for the upcoming commencement. Please take time to review the information and share the website address (nr.edu/graduation) with others who may need this information. Doors to Edwards Hall Room 117 will be open and guest seating will begin one hour prior to the ceremony start time.

Live Stream the 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

  • Three ceremonies will be held to honor graduates within their specific program areas.
    • Wednesday, May 11, at 6:00 p.m.: Associate Degree Nursing
    • Friday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m.: Division of Business and Technologies (fall 2021-summer 2022 graduates)
    • Friday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.: Division of Arts and Sciences (fall 2021-summer 2022 graduates)
    All ceremonies will be live streamed. A link will be provided on this page the day of the event.
  • Graduation apparel (gowns, caps, and tassels) are available for purchase at the NRCC Bookstore.

If you did not submit the Graduate Response Form and want to participate in the graduation ceremony, please contact Tammy Smith, Coordinator of Admissions and Records. 540-674-3600, ext. 4203 or tsmith@nr.edu.

Graduation Practice

Three practices will be held for graduation candidates in the Arts & Sciences and Business & Technologies Divisions (Friday, May 13 ceremony) as follows:

Tuesday, May 3 at 11 a.m., Edwards Hall 117
Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m., Edwards Hall 117
Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m., Edwards Hall 117

You only need to attend one practice. This will be your opportunity to learn more about the upcoming ceremonies including information for guests, check-in, seating and much more. We will have refreshments and door prizes to celebrate your graduation!

Practice for the Associate Degree Nursing ceremony will be announced later by the Director of Nursing.

Graduation Application Procedures

If you are planning to graduate in fall 2021, spring 2022, or summer 2022 then you need to complete a graduation application for each degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate you are receiving.

The deadline for submitting graduation applications is Friday, November 12, 2021. Submission of late graduation applications may delay certification until the next semester.

Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty or student services advisor for review and signature before turning in the completed application to the admissions and records office, Christiansburg site front desk or by email: admissions@nr.edu.

Graduation Requirements

All graduates must have a GPA of 2.00 in all studies attempted which are applicable toward graduation.

In awarding students an additional degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate, the college may grant credit for all completed applicable courses which are requirements of the additional degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate. However, the awards must differ from one another by at least 25% of the credits.

Course substitutions cannot exceed 10% of the total credits of the program.

At least 25% of the credits must be acquired at the college awarding the degree.

Graduates are eligible for honors (with the exception of career studies certificates) if their cumulative GPA is:

  1. 3.200-3.499 Cum Laude.
  2. 3.500-3.799 Magna Cum Laude.
  3. 3.800-4.000 Summa Cum Laude.
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