Rose State College graduation moves back to campus Published April 28, 2016 by Ali Sexton

Four graduates pose for a photo400 students plan to participate in ceremony on May 6 

After nearly ten years of hosting its commencement ceremony off-campus, Rose State students will be graduating on their home turf this year.  The decision was made early in the school year to move the ceremony back home to the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevy Center. “We are thrilled to be hosting the commencement ceremony on Rose State’s campus once again,” said President Jeanie Webb. “Thanks to the Mid-Del voters, we have been able to make improvement across campus including renovations to academic buildings and student spaces. For those graduating this year, the look of the campus has changed just as the students have changed while earning their degree.”


400 students plan to participate in this year’s ceremonies – two ceremonies.  Moving back to campus means adding an additional ceremony to accommodate graduates and their families.  The Hudiburg Chevy Center seats 1,400. To allow family members to attend, the decision was made to hold an afternoon and an evening ceremony.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis but the ceremony will also be live-streamed on the college’s YouTube Channel for those that want to watch from the comfort of their home or from a designated viewing center on the campus.