Isothermal Community College


REaCH Graduation information

The official graduation exercises for REaCH graduates will be held May 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frank and Mabel West Auditorium, The Center for Learning and Arts – The Foundation.

Things you need to know for graduation:


Rehersal - 1:00 p.m. Meet in The Foundation wearing casual dress with cap, gown, and regalia

Dress in cap/gown - 6:00 p.m. Seminar A

Group Pictures for the newspapers 6:20 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony - 7:00 p.m.


Women wear dark dress, skirt or slacks, dark shoes. Men wear dark pants, white shirt and tie, dark shoes.

Gown should be pressed with cool iron or steamed. Mortarboard must be worn flat on your head with the point between your eyes in the center of your brow. Use black bobby pins if needed to secure mortarboard. Tassels are worn on the right and then switched to the left when the President offers congratulations and instructs you to turn your tassel.


We will not be responsible for your valuables. Leave them with family or friends. Also, please turn off your cell phones.


Distractions can make a graduation ceremony unpleasant. Please remind family and friends to keep children and babies as quiet as possible and not to enter and exit the Auditorium during the ceremonies.


Each graduate will be assigned a position for the processional and will be seated accordingly. The marshals will seat graduates in the reserved area of the Auditorium. During the processional, please be sensitive to good posture, hold your head high, and keep your eyes straight ahead. When your name is called, move to diploma table to shake hands with the Principal and Superintendent with your right hand and accept your diploma with your left.


During the ceremony, you will receive a REaCH diploma cover. Diplomas and final transcripts may be picked up two weeks after graduation in the REaCH office.

Special Needs:

To make arrangements for yourself and/or any family member with disabilities who will attend the ceremony, contact Alfreda Lindsay at 395-1732. Accessible seating for family members is on a first come first serve basis.