Follow GRCC's virtual Commencement on Facebook, YouTube; share your celebration photos

July 29, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College’s first virtual Commencement will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, with students asked to participate by posting photos of their home celebrations.

The event is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday. GRCC determined a virtual ceremony is the best way to honor and celebrate students and their success while allowing as many people as possible to safely participate.

The event will be on Facebook here:

The YouTube live stream will be here:

Students can show how they’re celebrating and who they’re celebrating with by using the #GRCCGrad2020 hashtag on social media. This could include photos of students in regalia -- cap, tassel, stole, honor cords -- or even photos with people who are celebrating with them.

Students who registered for Commencement in the past few days will receive their cap, tassel and stole in the mail.

More information about Commencement can be found at

Grand Rapids Community College offers learners of all ages opportunities to gain credits for degrees or transfer and in-demand career skills leading to rewarding careers. GRCC was established in 1914 – Michigan’s first community college -- and offers affordable classes on weekdays, evenings, Saturdays and online at locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.

Media Contact