Roanoke College

Announcements, Diploma Framing, and Flowers


Graduation Announcements and Diploma Framing

Balfour will be on campus for the Grad Fair (located outside the Commons) to sell graduation announcements on Tuesday, February 18, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 19, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Also, graduates can pick up their caps, hoods and robes on Friday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, May 3, 7:00-9:30 a.m., in the Bookstore.  Please note that you must pick up your own academic attire (items will not be given to anyone else) and your RC identification will be needed to pick up the attire.

In the upcoming weeks, you will receive information directly from Professional Framing Company (an agent for the RC Bookstore) regarding a frame for your diploma.  We will have a limited quantity of frames in the Bookstore during the week of graduation; however, Professional Framing can ship the frame directly to your home.  Please watch for the brochure in your mail.  Your diploma will be approximately 14 x 17.  Traditional blue and gold ribbons will be presented with your diploma. 

We do want to remind you that you will be presented with your official RC diploma as you walk on Commencement Day (except as stated by the Registrar's Office).


Order Flowers for your Graduate:

Commencement Flowers, a flower company exclusively dedicated to providing flowers for sale at graduations, will offer flowers for the Roanoke College Commencement 2014.  The company's goal is to enable parents and guests to purchase quality flowers at an excellent price on such an important day.

On May 3rd, Commencement Flowers will have a floral kiosk set up on the RC Back Quad.  The company will offer top-of-the-line quality, fresh-cut flowers in a large variety of colors and sizes.  The pricing is shown below

  • ½ dozen medium-stem roses $20.00
  • 1 dozen long-stem roses $25.00
  • Open-faced presentation bouquet $30.00

All bouquets come with greenery and/or baby's breath. Note that these flowers may be purchased on May 3rd or purchased prior to Commencement at this website: