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] 
Regalia & Invitations | Graduation Etiquette | Speaker | ScheduleCampus 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.

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.


Regalia / Cap & Gown / Invitations 
    Bookstore 2018 Graduation Information

Web site for ordering custom Graduation announcements

Enter Southside in box to search
Click on Southside Virginia Community College
Click on Announcements in the green box at top of page
Make a selection to start your order process

Graduation regalia will be sold directly from the bookstores beginning April 9, 2018. Prices as follows:

Cap/Gown/Tassel - $18.50 + tax
Hood - $19.85 + tax
Extra Tassel - $2.60 + tax
Cap only - $7.10 + tax

Diploma frames are available to purchase in the store or from our web store at  Price: $94.95 + tax.

The Daniel Campus bookstore will be open the morning of Graduation from 7:45 am until 12:00 pm. The Bookstore is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  On Thursday, April 26 the hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. to ensure that graduates can purchase their regalia for Graduation. If you have any questions call the Christanna store at 434-949-1023 or the Daniel store at 434-736-2021.

 Graduation Speaker

Pamela Northam, First Lady of Virginia, will be the Commencement Speaker for the 2018 graduation event at Southside Virginia Community College on May 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the John H. Daniel Campus, Keysville, Virginia. Her husband, Governor Ralph Northam, was sworn in as governor on January 13, 2018. [More]


 Graduation Schedule

The May 12th Graduation Schedule for students, faculty, administrators and dignitaries requires them to assembly in assigned rooms between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. The processional will march at 9:30 a.m. sharp! Click here for room assignments, the order of march, campus/room diagrams and instructions for picking up your diplomas,  


Additional graduation information will be posted here as it becomes available.