Graduation Information


Graduation is the pinnacle of the Rio experience, and we want to make sure it goes as smoothly as it should. Please review the following checklist to alleviate any future difficulties during this exciting time.

Complete a Degree Audit to verify that you are on the track for graduation.The degree audit process should be completed at the beginning of your junior year for those seeking a bachelor degree and the start of your second year for the associate degree.


Complete a graduation application:
Please click on the appropriate link to do so. This must be delivered to the Office of
the Registrar either in person, by mail, or fax to 740-245-7445 as soon as possible.
The application deadlines are as follows:
          Fall  -- May 31

          Spring & Summer -- October 31  

Certificate Application
NOTE: The awarding of a certificate is not part of Commencement.

Associate Degree Application

Associate Degree Application Procedure

Bachelor Degree Application

Bachelor Degree Application Procedure

MED Degree Application




Commencement Brochure 2017 (.pdf)



 Cap and Gown Forms:

 Undergraduate Cap and Gown Form

 Master Cap and Gown Form-MED (Master of Education)




Have you paid the necessary   graduation fee?

If not, please make arrangements
to make your payment in the 
Business Office in Florence
Evans Hall regarding payment





Congratulations on this wonderful life achievement!