General Information

Tickets:10 per graduate to be distributed at Graduation Check-In Event
Parking: Parking is available on first come basis on River Road. Parking is also available in the parking garages. There is a $10 fee to park in the garages and they accept cards only (cashless) Pre-purchase is available. Click here.
Graduates arrive: 7:30-8:30 and enter through the Galleria
Doors open: 9:00 am 

River Center Accessibility Information

Purchase Your Cap and Gown

The BRCC Bookstore has caps and gowns in-stock. Graduates can either purchase their gowns in-person or they can place an online order through the bookstore website. There is a generic size guide for the gowns on the website, but students are encouraged to visit the Bookstore to try on gowns either before or after they purchase their set. Students can  exchange sizes, but they must have their receipt and the cap and gown package that they received initially.

Graduation Check - In Event

The Graduation Check-in Event will be held on Friday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bienvenue Student Center. Students can pick up tickets, honor cords, fill out photo cards, and finalize any information for the Commencement Ceremony at that time.

Friday, May 19, 2023
9 am – 4 pm
Bienvenue Student Center, Mid-City Campus

Ceremony Attire

All graduates will wear regalia.  If your gown is wrinkled, it is suggested that you steam it the day before the ceremony.  We suggest that you wear an appropriate seasonal outfit, keeping in mind the weather and that the gowns can be quite warm.  Suggested attire includes:

  • Gentlemen
  • Dress shirt
  • Dark Pants
  • Dark dress boots or shoes
  • Ladies
  • Dark Dress or dark pants
  • Dark Shoes

Unacceptable attire

Jeans, tennis shoes, work boots, flip flops and shorts are inappropriate attire for the ceremony.

The appropriate cap for graduates is the familiar black “mortarboard.”  The mortarboard is worn straight on the head with the point of the cap in the center of the forehead.  The tassel should hang to the left of the face.

Please review The Raising Cane’s River Center’s Clear Bag Policy

The following items will NOT be allowed into the Raising Cane’s River Center during any event, including graduations:

  • Air Horns
  • Confetti Guns
  • Confetti Poppers
  • Flowers
  • Balloons
  • Large Gift Bags
  • Large Signs

The following items are strictly prohibited and are subject to seizure:

  • Coolers, ice chests, bottles, cans, cups (or any kind of container)
  • Backpacks/ Duffle Bags
  • Strollers, Car Seats, Baby Carriers, etc.
  • Outside food and beverage
  • Laser pointers
  • Smart Phone Battery Packs
  • Pets of any variety (except for certified service animals)
  • Weapons of any kind - including pocket knives, multi-function tools, mace, and any items deemed inappropriate (no return of any confiscated weapons)
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More information will be forthcoming.