During Commencement, flag bearers proceed first followed by the Platform Party, which is led by the bearer of the Roanoke College Mace. The College and U.S. flags lead the procession of students and are carried by the winner of the Annie Terrill Bushnell Price and The Reverend Doctor John E. Bushnell Prize winners for the current year. These two flags are followed by the international graduates carrying the flags of their countries. Every year different flags fly according to the number of international graduates. Following these flags are the honor society flags - Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa.
During Baccalaureate, two banners are hung behind the podium. One represents Roanoke College and the other represents the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.