Commencement 2020

Livestream Videocast on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Welcome, graduates and families, to the fifty-fifth Annual Commencement Exercises! Commencement is a great milestone in one’s life. It is a time where graduates, family members, and friends celebrate the students of Three Rivers Community College, their dedication, and their successes.

COVID-19 has changed how we celebrate our graduates this year. You are living through unprecedented times, yet your strength and determination to finish your coursework and graduate is inspiring to us all. Together but separate, we will celebrate your accomplishments via a virtual commencement with all the “pomp and circumstance” that you deserve.

Congratulations to the graduates in the Class of 2020!

Commencement Central

This webpage will serve as the hub for all things Commencement: the virtual ceremony, graduate profiles, a video recording of the ceremony, Nursing Pinning information, as well as a collection of media coverage, speeches and all the relevant information pertaining to the 2020 Commencement Ceremony.

Live Stream Videocast of Commencement 2020

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Join us here for the videocast on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. This will include all the elements of a live commencement: speeches, bagpipes, and even the announcement of every graduate’s name and their degree while showing their photo. (See 2020 Graduate Profiles below for more information on submitting your photo.)  It will be a true celebration of our graduates.

Nursing Pinning

More information to come.

2020 Graduate Profiles

We’re excited to announce that for the first time we have launched a 2020 Graduate Profiles pages. You’ll be able to see profiles of our graduates who participated and sign their guest book to wish them the best. Visit 2020 Graduate Profiles here.

Graduates, check your email sent on May 15 and May 18 for the link to enter your profile information and upload your photo. We will also use your photo during our virtual commencement when your name is announced. The deadline is May 29 to guarantee the inclusion of your photo in the virtual commencement.


  • Graduation is not automatic, students must apply. The deadline was February 28. Read more here.
  • Actual diplomas for May graduates will be mailed out this summer.
  • Students who expressed an interest in walking will be provided with a cap, gown, and program in advance of the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns will only be available to those who request them via the Cap and Gown Ordering form:

Photos and Video

Graduates, please take pictures and/or videos to commemorate your celebration and share them with us on social media. Be sure to use #TRCC2020.

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Media Coverage

Closer to the date, we will be posting links to any coverage we receive by the media, so check back.

Commencement Speeches

Look forward to speeches from:

Welcome: Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed.D., President, Three Rivers Community College

Greetings from CSCU President Mark Ojakian

And, more.  Check back again for updates.