BRCC Spring 2022 Commencement

Friday, May 20 | 9 a.m.

Baton Rouge Community College will hold its Spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 9 a.m. for the graduating Class of 2022. The ceremony for graduating students and their families will take place outside on the BRCC Mid City Campus grounds near the Magnolia Building, 201 Community College Dr.  The College will also live stream the event on its social media pages. 

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.

The Bookstore will have caps and gowns available for purchase until the day of commencement. If students need their cap and gown to be shipped to their home, they should place an online order by Wednesday, May 11 to ensure the purchase is received before graduation. 

Order Graduation Announcements, Class Rings, Etc.
To order announcements for graduation or your official class ring, visit the Balfour website.

Graduation Check - In Event

The Graduation Check-in Event will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Magnolia Building. Students can pick up honor cords, fill out photo cards, and finalize any information for the Commencement Ceremony at that time.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
10 am – 1 pm
Magnolia Building

Application for Graduation / Registrar

Visit the Registrar’s webpage to access the application for graduation:

For questions about graduation, email:

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:

Dress shirt
Dark Pants
Dark dress boots or shoes

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.