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.




Southside Virginia Community College

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 www.southsidevccshop.comPrice: $94.95 + tax.


The Daniel Campus bookstore will be open the morning of Graduation from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.


If you have any questions call the Christanna store at 434-949-1023 or the Daniel store at


Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.