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Commencement Ceremony Information

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Save the Date for 2021 Commencement: 05.13.2021

Congratulations, Fall 2020 graduates and soon-to-be Spring/Summer 2021 graduates! We are excited to announce MCC is hosting an in-person, socially distanced commencement ceremony at 7 P.M. Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Starlight Theatre. We invite graduates to save the date and plan to participate.

The commencement ceremony, cap, gown and tassel will be provided free of charge. Due to current social distancing guidelines, family and friends will not be allowed to attend this MCC sponsored event. Family and friends will be able to watch the ceremony via livestream; a livestream link will be shared with you and posted on the MCC website closer to the ceremony date.

Be sure to monitor your email for additional information coming soon about when and how to pick up your cap & gown and other complimentary items in your Grad Bag.

Commencement FAQs

Are tickets required for the ceremony?

Tickets are not required for graduates. Due to current social distancing guidelines, family and friends will not be allowed to attend this MCC sponsored event.

Are 2020 graduates invited to participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony?

Yes, all 2020 graduates are invited to participate and should watch their email for information.

Is there a rain date?

Since Starlight is an outdoor venue, a rain date has been set for May 14. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, graduates would be notified by email and posts would be made on the MCC website and social-media accounts.

Is there only one commencement ceremony for all MCC campuses?

Yes. There is just one ceremony each year for all campuses.

How long is the commencement ceremony?

The ceremony lasts approximately two hours, so please have all needs taken care of before the ceremony. Plan to attend the entire time, as your degree will not be conferred until the end.

Will I be photographed?

Professional photographers will take photos that can be purchased online later. If you would like to pre-register at the Grad Images site and receive a coupon for 20 percent off, visit:

What if I need special assistance?

If you need special accommodations, please contact Ashley Fagan at 816.604.1426.

How will parking work at Starlight?

  • Parking at Starlight is free for this event
  • When you arrive, Starlight guest services will direct you to available parking, including ADA accessible parking if needed.

Please call 816.604.1000 or email with any commencement-related questions.