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Frequently Asked Questions


Are tickets required for the ceremony?

No, tickets are not required.

Do I have to pay a graduation fee?

No. There is no fee for adding your degree to your permanent record (transcript); receiving a diploma, cap and gown; and participating in commencement. The diploma will be mailed to you.

Do I need to order a cap and gown?

No. You will pick up your free cap and gown, five complimentary announcements and a commencement information packet at your campus graduation fair.

Can I get personalized announcements or a class ring?

Yes. They can be ordered at a graduation fair or by contacting Jostens at or 1.800.854.7464.

Is there only one commencement ceremony for all MCC campuses?

Yes. There is just one ceremony for all campuses.

Is there a dress code for the commencement ceremony?

Yes. See commencement etiquette guidelines.

May guests take photographs?

Yes. Guests are welcome to take photographs or video during the ceremony.

Will I be photographed?

Yes. A professional photographer will take your picture as you receive your diploma. There is no obligation to purchase photos. Information on ordering photos will be available at graduation fairs and at the ceremony. You can pre-register your photo information at this website:

What if I or my guests need special assistance?

For special accommodations for a participant or a guest, contact Ashley Fagan,, 816.604.1426.

Is there a special hotel rate?

There are many hotels in the area. Mariott’s Fairfield Inn, at 30th and Main, 816.931.5700, has an advance rate of $99 for a room, regularly $119. Prices are subject to change. If you want to stay in the Plaza area, MCC has a preferred rate of $119 per night for students and family at the Residence Inn by Marriott. Call 816.753.0033 to reserve space and ask for the Metropolitan Community College rate.

Last Modified: 6/14/16