Spring 2024 Commencement

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Graduation - November 1
  • Spring Graduation (including Winter Intersession) - March 1
  • Summer Graduation - June 1

*Applications submitted after a semester’s respective deadline will not be processed until the next semester.

Saturday, May 11, 2024
9 a.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.)
Desert Financial Arena | Arizona State University
600 East Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281

View the Recording

Commencement Speaker

Dr. Jill Biden
First Lady of the United States

Text of Remarks

A graduate points to the camera in the arena

Apply to Graduate

If you're a student seeking a certificate or degree, it's not too late to apply for graduation. It's important to note that all students must apply for graduation to be eligible to receive their certificate or degree.

Graduates celebrating as balloons drop

Commencement Details

Please join us at the May 2024 Commencement Ceremony so we may celebrate your academic accomplishments with your family and friends.

A group of seven graduates standing outside the arena

RSVP to Commencement

Students who have applied to graduate will receive an email with information on how to RSVP for the event. Participation in the spring commencement ceremony is optional.

Four graduate seated in a row at the graduation ceremony

Order Regalia

Participation in the ceremony requires a cap and gown. Cap and gowns may be purchased through April 14, 2024.

A graduate poses for a photo with her diploma cover

Photography & Flowers

GradImages® will be the official graduation photographer for Mesa Community College. MCC will offer flowers to purchase in advance of the ceremony and on-site the day of commencement. Online ordering is available.

The back of a graduation cap with the MCC Thunderbird

Special Ceremonies

Special ceremonies will coincide with the main graduation celebration. Maricopa Community Colleges has a proud tradition of inviting all graduates, their friends and families, and employees to participate in Convocation activities.

A graduate smiles in the crowd at graduation

Get Social

Congratulations, grad! Tag MCC on your social media.

Faculty members applaud graduates

Know Before You Go

Get details about the commencement venue, including a map of free parking for graduates and guests.

Chancellor Steven Gonzales speaking at the graduation podium

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQs provide helpful answers to common questions about graduation requirements, ceremony logistics, and other relevant topics. Ensure you are fully prepared for graduation.


A recording of the 2024 commencement ceremony is available.

Video Recording

Additional Details

Graduation Regalia

You can now order your cap and gown online and have it shipped to your home. A cap and gown (regalia) are required to participate in the ceremony.

Ship to Home Closing Date: April 14, 2024 at 11:59 pm
Orders placed after April 14th are not guaranteed to arrive in time for graduation.

NOTE: Regalia will be shipped to the address you provide. Please allow a minimum of 14 business days for your order to ship.

Order your cap and gown online

Your Diploma

Diplomas for your earned degree and certificate will be mailed to your address on record.

Degrees and certificates will be mailed to your 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 redirect.maricopa.edu/student-center to update your address and check for any messages posted in your Student Center.