Class of 2021- Get ready!

your source for everything graduation-related!


fill out a graduation application


any student who intends to graduate and receive a degree or certificate from mcc must fill out a graduation application during the final term they are completing requirements.

note: a graduation application is required, even if you do not plan to take part in commencement.

the application and diploma are free of charge.

the deadline to apply for spring 2021 graduation is
february 1, 2021

why apply?

when you fill out a graduation application, mcc conducts a degree check to make sure that all of the requirements for your program have been fulfilled and you’re ready to graduate!

important deadlines


spring graduation application

february 1

summer graduation application

february 1 (if participating in commencement)

july 1 (if not participating in commencement)

fall graduation application

october 1

Cap & Gown Orders

march 26

commencement ceremony

mcc will hold the ceremony on may 8, 2021 at 9 am. in order to participate, please check the participation box in your graduation application. if you participate in the ceremony, you will need to order your regalia through the college store and pay a ceremony fee. details will be on this page by feb 1, 2021.

due to the pandemic, we may need to transition to a virtual commencement. if so, mcc leadership will make the decision by february 1, 2021. check here for details on how you can participate in that ceremony.

other requirements


degree check

you are required to run your degree check degree audit to be sure you are on track and/or meet with your academic advisor to assure your requirements will be completed by the end of your planned graduation term.


you should check your mymcc record to be sure your full name and local address are current and correct, as these will be used for diploma creation and mailing. diplomas are free of charge and do not require commencement ceremony participation.

commencement ceremony

participation in the mcc annual spring commencement ceremony is encouraged, but not required. a fee must be paid to the mcc college store to reserve your space at the ceremony and to order your diploma cover, cap and gown. when in-person ceremony is not possible, a ‘live’ virtual ceremony is held and students must meet deadlines to provide information for inclusion of photos, name pronunciation, and thank you statements.

late graduation applications

students who file graduation applications after the term deadline may risk missing deadlines for:

  • graduation honors designations and honors cord
  • graduation publicity
  • inclusion in the commencement program listings, programs, and commencement participation (in-person or virtual). they may also incur a delay in final graduation processing and receipt of diploma beyond the usual 6-8 weeks afterthe term end, as well as be charged extra for commencement participation by the college store.