We are pleased to announce that Bristol's spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will take place on May 22, 2021, in a virtual format. Bristol Community College is committed to honoring our students’ successes in a safe and celebratory manner.  

View Bristol's 54th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m right here on this page, on our Facebook page, or on our YouTube page.

We appreciate your patience with the pronunciations of names. We apologize in advance for any unintended errors.


For more information about Bristol’s 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, please view the full press release: 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement 2021 Program - PDF

-2021 Commencement Program

All graduates will receive a printed copy of the Commencement Program book, as a keepsake, in mid-June. All graduate names and honors as of June 1, 2021, will be reflected in the program book.

Graduate Updates


Diplomas are mailed to students’ home addresses in July. To be sure the diploma is delivered to the correct address, students should notify the college of any change of address via the Student Change of Data Form.

Caps and Gowns 

Students will receive their caps and gowns by mail, before Commencement Day.

Cords and Stoles

Students will have the opportunity to receive their cords and stoles before Commencement Day. Details to follow.

Take the Graduate Survey 

Your input is important to us and critical in helping us continue to improve for our students in the future. By completing this survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three Grad Packs that include a wooden diploma frame, Bristol hooded sweatshirt, hat, and cup - a $200 value. Please complete the graduate survey by May 22. (accessBCC login required) 


All degrees for students who have fully completed their program for the spring semester will be awarded officially on June 4. After that date, you can request a transcript here

Need more information? You may also view our Commencement Frequently Asked Questions page.


FYI... You can also watch the commencement video on the local community media cable television stations listed here:

Attleboro - Double ACS, Channel 15 (COMCAST)
Fall River - Fall River Community Media (FRCMedia), Channel 95 (COMCAST)
Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester - ORCTV, Channel 97 (COMCAST) Channel 37 (VERIZON)
New Bedford - New Bedford Cable Network, Channel 9 (COMCAST)
Somerset - Somerset Access TV, Channel 98 (COMCAST)
Swansea - Swansea Cable TV, Channel 9 (COMCAST)
Taunton - TCAM, Channel 15 (COMCAST), Channel 22 (VERIZON)
Westport - Educational Channel, Channel 192 (SPECTRUM)