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Commencement Ceremony Information

MCC Commencement 2022 will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Cable Dahmer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, Missouri.

All the details you need

Please read the following two documents to prepare for commencement:

Tickets and seating

Graduates do not need a ticket, but their guests do. Guests must have a ticket to enter the venue. Guest seats are not reserved or assigned; this is an open-seating event.

Parking, grad entrance and guest entrance

Parking at Cable Dahmer Arena is free for this event. When you arrive, guest services attendants will direct you to available parking, including ADA-accessible parking if needed.

Graduates should enter at the south entrance marked “Community Ice.” Guests should enter from the main entrance on the east side of the venue, marked “Cable Dahmer Arena.” Please refer to the map inside the Commencement Information Packet for help locating these two entrance points. The two entrances will be marked with A-frame signs to assist everyone in finding their way, and guest services attendants will be glad to help, as well.

Cap and gown

All graduates should have signed up to attend a Grad Bag event to pick up regalia and tickets. If unable to attend, you may pick up your Grad Bag during the week of May 9-13 at the MCC bookstore located on the campus of your selected Grad Bag event.

Livestream

The event will be livestreamed for friends and family who are unable to attend in person. The livestream link will be posted at mcckc.edu on the day of commencement.

Let us know how we’re doing

Please complete the Graduate Satisfaction Survey to let us know about your commencement experience.


Need special assistance?

If you have a disability and need special accommodations, please contact Ashley Fagan at 816.604.1426.


MCC Specific Social Media Lenses

After you RSVP for the commencement ceremony you will have the option of downloading a customized MCC commencement lens for Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat! Be sure to make use of this opportunity and share your achievement with your friends and family!


Commencement FAQs

Are tickets required for the ceremony?

Each graduate will receive 4 guest tickets (plus up to 4 additional tickets IF requested by the April 15 deadline). Tickets will be distributed at the Grad Bag Pickup events. If you are unable to attend a Grad Bag event, you may pick up your Grad Bag (including your tickets) at the bookstore of the campus of your selected Grad Bag event.

Will there be COVID-19 safety protocols in place?

Current MCC COVID guidelines regarding masking and social distancing will be observed during the commencement ceremony.

Is there a rain date?

No. Cable Dahmer Arena is an indoor venue.

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. 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: gradimages.com/registration.

What if I need special assistance?

If you have a disability and need special accommodations, please contact Ashley Fagan at 816.604.1426.

How will parking work at Cable Dahmer?

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

Please email mcc.commencement@mcckc.edu with any commencement related questions.