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2018 Commencement Event Details

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Comerica Theatre
400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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5:30 p.m. Doors open to the lobby at the Comerica Box Office on 4th Avenue
5:45 p.m. General Student Check-in at the Comerica Box Office on 4th Avenue (5:15 check-in for specialty group photos)
6:15 p.m. Auditorium opens for general seating
7 p.m. Formal Commencement Ceremony

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Ceremony Highlights

  • Commencement address by Dr. Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado College President
  • Student speaker remarks
  • Awarding of certificates, degrees and recognitions of academic achievement

Ceremony Streaming


GradImages will take photographs of graduates receiving their diplomas and when they exit the stage. Proofs of these photos will be made available at and can also be purchased directly from GradImages by calling 800-261-2576. Please email inquiries to

Special Accommodations

Comerica Theatre is an ADA compliant facility and interpreters will be available for the hearing-impaired. Please contact Christina Bolyard, Manager of Disability Resources and Services at (480) 517-8562 to request accommodation.

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