Graduation & Commencement


As we continue to take the necessary steps to combat COVID-19, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone our June 2020 commencement ceremony. By sharing this news now, we hope to provide you and your loved ones with adequate time to adjust expectations and celebration plans. We know that this is a major disappointment, but given the circumstances, it was simply unavoidable.

Please know that this change will not affect the awarding of your degree or high school diploma. As usual, students who complete their degree or high school diploma requirements in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 will receive their printed diplomas by mail. Use them to take photos and share with your loved ones. We know that you have worked very hard to complete your degree and/or certificate, and we hope to be able to celebrate with you in person soon when public gatherings are safe again. It is our desire to have a series of smaller, program-specific ceremonies during a Commencement Week later in the summer, and more details will be shared via email and at in the coming months.

Above: 2020 RTC Message to Graduates.


Degree/Certificate: Apply for graduation.

If you are completing your degree/certificate in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020, apply for graduation. When you apply for graduation, the RTC Enrollment Services team will confirm that you’ve completed all requirements of your degree/certificate, update your transcripts, and mail your printed diploma (separately from your diploma cover/cap/gown).

To apply for graduation, visit the RTC Graduation Application page.

High School: Request your diploma.

When you complete the requirements for your high school diploma, your teachers inform the RTC Enrollment Services staff. However, you still have to request that your printed diploma be mailed to you.

To request your printed diploma, visit this link: RTC Diploma Request page.


The RTC Associated Student Government has purchased caps and gowns for RTC graduates, and you can request one to be mailed to you. Put it on, take photos, and celebrate on social media and/or by sharing the photos with your loved ones until we can all celebrate together in person! We will also include your diploma cover (these are traditionally given on stage during the commencement ceremony).

Requests received by June 30, 2020, will be processed first and caps gowns will be sent by mid-July to the address you provide. Requests received after June 30, 2020, will be processed in early August.

Send your request by visiting the RTC Class of 2020 - Request Your Free Cap & Gown page.


Replacement Certificate or Degree

If your certificate or degree has been damaged or lost, you may request a replacement document by completing the appropriate application form (links above). Please ensure you indicate the quarter and year that you originally earned the credential(s).


You can request an official or unofficial transcript online. Select one of the links below to proceed: