Graduation Information


Southside Virginia Community College will hold
Graduation 2018 on Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m. 
on the John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville, VA. [MAP] 
 graduation photo
Graduation will be held outside behind the Learning Resources Center, rain or shine. 
The ceremony will be delayed if there is a threat of lightening or storms. Umbrellas will not be allowed.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged to minimize traffic backup and parking availability.
The public is invited to attend, and tickets are not required.

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Regalia / Cap & Gown

Cap and Gowns for students will be available for sale at each campus Bookstore after April 1st.  Please note that ordering is not required this year.

Graduation Do's and Dont's


  • Show up early.
  • Stay for the whole ceremony.
  • Show respect for fellow students being announced on stage and their families.
  • Come comfortably dressed.
    • Pay attention to the weather on the date of our ceremony.
  • Provide location to family members prior to ceremony.
  • Leave belongings with family and friends.
  • Pay attention during commencement speech.
  • Plan to have a meeting spot for family and friends after the ceremony
  • Carpool
  • Be Proud- this is a lifetime achievement!


  • Be late.
  • Leave after you have been announced on stage.  
  • Shout for other students as they walk across the stage.
  • Forget your regalia.
  • Forget to turn off your cell phone during the ceremony.




Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available