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Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement is a special time for IRSC graduates and guests. The College holds Commencement ceremonies at the end of the Spring semester in May and at the conclusion of the Fall semester in December. A nominal Commencement participation fee covers the cost of regalia.

Students who are enrolled in their final courses and who have met all other requirements for their degree or certificate will automatically have a graduation application created for the term. Upon successful completion of all courses, the degrees or certificates will be recorded on the student transcript, and a diploma or certificate will be mailed within six to eight weeks of the end of the term.

Important Dates

Friday, November 12, 2021  Deadline to apply/pay for Fall 2021 Commencement.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 Fall Commencement

As you approach graduation, please take a few minutes to reflect on your IRSC experience and share your thoughts with us by completing the graduate survey.

Commencement FAQs

Commencement announcements will be available for purchase at the Massey Campus bookstore and at

Call 1-877-770-2665 for more information.

Your name will be printed in the program if you apply for Commencement by the deadline date—Friday, November 12, 2021.

College-credit coursework attempted at IRSC, as well as at other post-secondary institutions, will be used in the calculation of your grade point average for graduation and Honors.  Graduates will be notified of Honors status via their IRSC RiverMail email and a posting on this Graduation web page. 

The Honors designations are:

  • Summa Cum Laude–Highest Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.85 to 4.0)
  • Magna Cum Laude–High Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.7 to 3.84)
  • Cum Laude–Honors (cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.69)

    Honors recipients will wear gold cords and tassels and be acknowledged as they walk across the stage at the Ceremony. 

Diplomas will be mailed to all graduates approximately six weeks following the Ceremony.

Professional photographers will take photographs of all graduates during the  Commencement Ceremony. 

Information on how to order photos can be found on the Grad Images website.

All new IRSC graduates receive a complimentary one-year membership to the IRSC Alumni Association.  To activate your membership, send an email to

Call the IRSC Information Call Center at 1-866-792-4772.

2021—2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Ceremonies Dates

Spring 2022 Commencement

April 28 & 29, 2022



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