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COVID-19: Spring 2023 Semester Guidelines

SCC Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony - Live Stream


Ceremony Information

The commencement ceremony will be held in the gymnasium on the Surry Community College campus in Dobson based on your program of study as outlined below:

Arts and Sciences, Business Technologies, and Public Service Programs

  • Mandatory Practice: Friday, May 14th @ 11AM (A-Building Lobby)
  • Ceremony: Saturday, May 15th @ 11AM (A-Building Lobby)
Accounting; Associate in Arts; Associate in Science; Associate in Fine Arts; Associate in General Education; Business Administration; Community Spanish Interpreter; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice – Latent Evidence; Early Childhood; Horticulture; Medical Office Administration; Office Administration; Paralegal Technology; Spanish Language; Viticulture/Enology

Health Sciences and Workforce, Technologies, and Community Education Programs

  • Mandatory Practice: Friday, May 14th @ 1PM (A-Building Lobby)
  • Ceremony: Saturday, May 15th @ 1PM (A-Building Lobby)
Advertising & Graphic Design; Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology; Automotive Systems Technology; Collision Repair & Refinishing; Computer-Integrated Machining; Construction Management Technology; Cosmetology; Digital Media; Electrical Systems; Electronics Engineering; Engineering Design; Information Technology; Mechatronics Engineering; Medical Assisting; Nursing; Physical Therapist Assistant; Welding

Graduates must report to the A-Building Lobby no later than one hour prior to the beginning of the ceremony. It is very important that all graduates arrive on time to receive commencement routine instructions.

  • Students do not have to wear cap and gown to graduation practice. Dress code is casual.
  • Students may decorate graduation caps for the ceremony.

Graduation Regalia

A limited supply of graduation regalia can be purchased from the College Bookstore during regular business hours prior to the day of the commencement ceremony.

Honor Cords

If you are an honor graduate, honor cords will be issued at check-in. There will be no exceptions. Be reminded that honors is based on your overall SCC GPA, not your program GPA.

Live Stream & Guests

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, guests will not be allowed to attend the event. However, the ceremony will be available through live stream at

Graduation Fees

If you have not paid your graduation fees, you must do so by 3pm on Friday, May 14th. If you need assistance paying for these fees, please complete the form here:

COVID-19 Information

To comply with mass gathering orders, all attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing guidelines.

If you, or a member of your household is exhibiting symptoms listed on the CDC’s COVID-19 Screening Checklist, or if you, or a member of your household has recently been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19, you should contact me directly to discuss your options for attending the graduation ceremony.

Contact Information

If you have additional concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at 336-386-3530 or by email at

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