All in-person Spring 2020 Commencement and Convocation ceremonies have been cancelled


As we continue to navigate the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and local communities is our top priority. 

Based on the input of public health professionals, our faculty leadership, and members of the Chancellor’s Executive Committee, we have determined that in the interest of safety, we are canceling all Commencement and Convocation ceremonies planned for April and May 2020.

We know this is extremely disappointing. This was not an easy decision to make, but we must put health and safety first, adhering to the direction from Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health.

We know that Commencement and Convocation celebrations are incredibly important milestones in the lives of our students, as is the opportunity to celebrate the success of our graduates with their families, friends and loved ones. While the ceremonies in May are canceled, we are exploring other options to bring together our graduates and their families in other venues when we can celebrate without health and safety concerns.

We will continue to keep you informed of new developments and new actions as they are taken.

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

MCC's 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony is to be determined.

2020 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.

Graduation is a time to pay tribute to each member of the graduating class. As students of Mesa Community College you have left, and will continue to leave, an indelible legacy of achievement and a tradition of excellence for generations to come.

We have compiled all the necessary forms and information you need to participate in the commencement ceremony.

The application is free and can be submitted at any date. However, applications will be processed in accordance with the dates below.

Remember, you cannot participate in the ceremony if you do not submit your application on time. 

  • The application deadline for Fall 2019 is November 1, 2019.
  • The application deadline for Spring 2020 is March 1, 2020.
  • The application deadline for Summer 2020 is June 1, 2020.
  • The application deadline for Fall 2020 is November 1, 2020.
  • The application deadline for Spring 2021 is March 1, 2021.
  • The application deadline for Summer 2021 is June 1, 2021.

The current graduation application, the graduation process, and program code pages are available as a complete packet. Download the packet here.

Your Cap & Gown

To participate in the commencement ceremony which is only held in May requires a $25.00 fee for your cap and gown. This fee must be paid at Cashier Services by April 3rd.

The following items are included in this fee:

  • Cap, gown, tassel
  • Honor cords (if applicable)
  • Five announcements
  • Degree/certificate cover

Your Height: (Gowns are ordered based on height). For special size orders please call 480-461-7794.

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