Commencement Ceremony Information


Save the Date! Commencement will be held on June 12th, 2020. Check back for more information!

For information about the degree and certificate application process please refer to the Degree and Certificate Application Information page of our website.


Riverside City College invites eligible students to apply to become the 2020 Student Commencement Speaker. It is a distinguished honor to be selected to present a commencement speech.

Download the 2020 RCC Student Commencement Speaker application.

The deadline to apply to be the RCC Student Commencement Speaker is Monday, March 23rd at 5 p.m.

One student will be selected to deliver the Commencement Address on June 12. Graduating students interested in delivering the speech must meet these guidelines:

  • Attend ceremony
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Record of academic achievement, service or campus involvement
  • Be an eligible 2020 Riverside City College graduate
  • Attend the graduation speaker competition on Thursday, April 2nd at 1:00 pm (location to be determined)

Make sure to apply for graduation if you are eligible and haven’t already submitted your graduation application. The deadline to submit your degree or certificate application is APRIL 1, 2020 via WebAdvisor/MyPortal. ​​​​​

If you are eligible to participate in Commencement on June 12, 2020 and would like to be the RCC Student Commencement Speaker, please download and complete the application. The deadline to complete and submit your application for RCC Commencement Student Speaker is March 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM. You can submit the application by emailing the completed forms and required documents to or by bringing the forms to Admissions & Records in the Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services Building. If you are chosen, you will also be recognized in the Commencement Booklet and you will have six reserved seats at Commencement for your family and friends. Please review the application for additional details.​​​