The Event

Congratulations, Thunderbirds!

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.

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

Ceremony Details

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m., Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Arizona State University | Desert Financial Arena |600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85281

RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony

Students who submit an application to receive their degree or certificate for the current academic year (23/24) will receive an email from with instructions on how to RSVP for the event.

The deadline to RSVP to participate in the ceremony is April 14, 2024. If you haven’t RSVP’d prior to this date you can still attend the ceremony but you will not be able to RVSP and you will not have a pre-printed reader card with your name, and your name will NOT appear on the screen. Regalia is required to participate in the ceremony.

If you have not received an email from, please contact Jennifer Biggs by April 1.

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


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Graduates requiring special accommodations (blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, wheelchair, scooter, crutches, etc.) should notify Jennifer Biggs at (480) 461-7794.

Accessible seating for guests is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning will be available for the hearing impaired.

Photography and Flowers

GradImages® is proud to be the official graduation photographer for Mesa Community College! You will receive your photo proofs via email or mail after the event so that you can decide if you would like to purchase any of the images. You can also search for your images on Questions? Please contact the GradImages Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576 or Pre-Register with GradImages before graduation ceremony photos and receive a discount! Please visit to pre-register.

Floral bouquets, Orchid Lei's, Kukui nut lei's, and other gift items will be available for purchase at the commencement ceremony. Please click on the following link to pre-order and reserve your gifts -

All online orders will be available for pickup on site the day of the ceremony. To retrieve your order, please stop by the booth located conveniently at the entrance to the arena before the ceremony begins.


Diplomas are mailed to the address on record. All financial obligations to MCC must be cleared before we can release your degree and/or certificate and transcripts. Visit to update your address and check for any messages posted in your Student Center.

Live Streaming

Family and friends who are unable to attend the ceremony in person can point their browser to While every attempt will be made to live stream the event, we have experienced technical difficulties in the past due to unforeseen circumstances.

Social Media

Tag MCC in your graduation social media posts using #mesaccgraduation.

Planning on decorating your cap? Take a photo and share it or other graduation photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Know Before You Go


Tickets are not required for this event. You may invite as many guests as you would like.

Getting to the graduation venue

The use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. Visit this page for neighborhood shuttles and Valley Metro public transportation options. Maps of the venues used for ceremonies are available.


Parking lots are nearby for those driving to the arena, including ADA parking. Parking for graduation events is free (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Large attendance at ceremonies will create traffic. Exiting parking lots and parking structures will be delayed. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

Download Parking Map (PDF)

What not to bring

Arizona State University (ASU) has a Clear Bag Policy. Graduates and guests will be asked to return items to their cars if they do not comply. You can visit the university's website for more information.

Food and Beverage

Concession stands will be open. Attendees can purchase a range of food, water, and other beverages (alcohol will not be sold).

Attendees can also carry in clear, factory-sealed bottles of water (51 oz. / 1.5 liters or smaller) and empty plastic sports bottles to use at water stations.