Congratulations Class of 2020-2021!

Event Details

Drive-Through Celebration

Friday, May 14, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Southern and Dobson Campus, Solar Parking Lot
Enter at Planetarium Way, or Solar Way. Exit via Longmore Way.
 

RSVP for Celebration

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 is March 1, 2021.
  • Summer 2021 is June 1, 2021.
  • Fall 2021 is November 1, 2021.

*Winter Intersession courses are officially part of the Spring semester. Credits earned are unable to be used for awarding a degree/certificate for the previous Fall semester.

Your signature on the Graduation Application gives consent to publish your name in the college commencement program. For special circumstances, please contact the Enrollment Center.

Steps to Graduation

Graduation Regalia

You can now order your cap and gown online and have it shipped to your home. If you choose to ship to the school the shipping is free. 

Deadline to order for ship to home is April 25. Orders will ship within 14 days of completed order.

Deadline to order for ship to school is April 19.

Orders placed prior to April 5 will be available for pick beginning April 26.

Orders placed between April 5 - 19 will be available for pickup on May 10.

Order your cap and gown online

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, and health and safety at the forefront, our May celebration is going to be in a drive-through format. We understand that this is disappointing for those of you who desire to walk across the stage and hear your name read. Rest assured - the next time MCC holds an in-person ceremony, we’ll let you know so that you can attend.

Here’s what you can expect for the drive-through celebration.

Friday, May 14, 2021
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (choose the time that best fits your schedule)
Southern and Dobson Campus, Solar Parking Lot
Enter at Planetarium Way, or Solar Way. Exit via Longmore Way.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
RSVP by Friday, May 7.

Decorate your car! Show your MCC Thunderbird pride! You will receive:

  • Diploma cover
  • Commemorative swag
  • Honor cords (if applicable)

Photos will be taken and made available for downloading.

We encourage you to decorate your car, bring whoever you want (as long as the gang stays in the car) and drive through, with our MCC staff and faculty cheering you along the way.

Congratulations Thunderbird!

Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D.
MCC Interim President

Marcy Snitzer
Interim Director of Institutional Advancement
Co-chair, MCC Graduation Committee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a picture ID?
Yes, please bring student ID or valid identification.
Who is the celebration for?
Students who graduated in summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 - the class of 2020-21.
Will there be an in-person ceremony in the future?
Graduates will be notified when MCC hold its next in-person ceremony and are invited to attend.
When is the celebration?
May 14, 2021, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Choose the time that best fits your schedule
Where is the celebration?

MCC Southern and Dobson Campus
1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85202
Enter either Planetarium Way, or Solar Way. Exit via Longmore Way.

Can I bring my family?

You can bring whoever can fit in your car! We ask that you drive one car per graduate.

Can I take pictures?
Yes, as long as everyone stays in your car. The college will also take photos and post them to MCC’s graduation website.
Can I decorate my car?
Yes!!! We highly encourage you to decorate your car.
Do I need to wear my cap and gown?
We encourage you to wear your cap and gown, but it’s not required.
How do I get a cap and gown?
Caps and gowns can be ordered through Balfour at https://buildagrad.com/mesacc.
Can my family drive through too?

Limit one car per graduate

Can I pick up additional diploma covers at the celebration?

You will get one diploma cover. Additional covers can be purchased at cashiers@mesacc.edu or call 480-461-7000. Once your payment is processed it will be mailed to the address on file.

--Diploma cover $15.00 each

Can I get additional tassels?

Yes, you can contact the Cashiers Office at cashiers@mesacc.edu or call 480-461-7000 to purchase them. Once your payment is processed it will be mailed to the address on file. You may also order tassels at https://buildagrad.com/mesacc and have them shipped to your home.

 ---Tassels $1.45 each

Can I purchase a duplicate certificate or diploma?

Yes, you can contact the Cashiers Office at cashiers@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7000.

 --Duplicate diploma/ certificate $5.00 each

Is there a program or list of the 2020-21 graduates?
A digital version of the Mesa Community College 2020-2021 Commencement Program will be available to download in May. You will be able to request a printed version mailed to your home free of charge. 
What if I don't drive?

Golf cart service will be available for students who don't drive.

Will the celebration be livestreamed?

No live stream. The event will be recorded and shared later, which provides more flexibility in music played during the event and to remove any down time.  

Congratulation Videos for our Graduates

Video message from MCC Interim College President, Dr. Lori Berquam

Video message from Elizabeth Ward, Associated Students of Mesa Community College (ASMCC) Representative

Video message from Keynote Speaker, Shea Hillenbrand

You can now order your cap and gown online and have it shipped to your home. If you choose to ship to the school the shipping is free. However, gowns won't be available to pick up until April 26, 2021 at the Bookstore.

Order your cap and gown online

The digital version of the Mesa Community College 2019-2020 Commencement Program is now available for download.

Graduation Program (2019-2020)

Notices

2021 Mesa Community College Graduate

Let your friends and family know you are graduating from Mesa Community College by adding a Grad Badge to your Facebook timeline.

  • Diplomas for your earned degree and certificate will be mailed to your address on record. We’re processing applications for degrees and certificates as we normally would, which means that degrees and certificates will be mailed to their address of record once grades have been processed and the college has confirmed that all requirements have been met. All financial obligations to MCC must be cleared before we can release your degree and/or certificate and transcripts. Log in to my.maricopa.edu to update your address and check for any messages posted in your Student Center. 

Please keep checking the MCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Photos from the Graduation Celebration 2020

View and download photos from the drive through celebration on December 17, 2020 via the link below:

Graduation Celebration 2020 Photo Gallery

Video from the Gradaution Celebration Drive Through Ceremony
December 17, 2020