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Commencement Ceremony



DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2021

PLACE:  Household of Faith Church

               Airline Highway Campus

               10469 Airline Highway

                Gonzales, LA 70737

TIME:    Session I: 10:00AM-11:15AM

              Session II: 2:00PM-3:15PM

DRESS:  Cap and Gown

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  1. When you line up in numerical order after checking in, an RPCC Marshall (Division Coordinators) will give you instructions on marching in, when to stand or sit, and when to go to the stage area.
  2. PLEASE HAVE YOUR WHITE CARD IN HAND TO TAKE WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO TO THE STAGE. When you get to the stage, your WHITE 3 x 5 CARD will be collected and handed to the person(s) announcing the names of graduates.
  3. After the benediction, graduates are required to hold their positions in the assigned seating areas until given directions by an RPCC Marshall.
  4. Graduates will be directed by the Marshall to the check-in area at the end of the ceremony. Be prepared to present the numbered card with your name and graduation number to receive your diploma(s).



Diplomas will be distributed immediately following the commencement ceremony. If you will not be participating in the commencement ceremony your diploma will be available at your respective campus as early as May 21, 2021. We suggest that you confirm that your diploma is available prior to coming to campus. Please take a moment to complete the Graduation Survey.

Graduation Disclaimer: Participation in the commencement ceremony is optional and is not an official verification of graduation requirements. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy in this Commencement program, printing deadlines may result in the omission of some names and the use of names of persons not completing graduation requirements as intended. This printed program, therefore, should not be used to determine a student’s academic or degree status. The university’s official registry for conferral of degrees is the student’s permanent academic record, maintained by the Registrar’s Office.




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