Participating in the graduation ceremony

We're excited that you want to join in on our commencement celebrations, taking place this year on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Moorpark College upper campus quad and stage area. Students can participate in the Moorpark College graduation ceremony by following these 3 steps:

  1. Apply for your Associate degree or your certificate through the MC Counseling Office to confirm that you have met all the requirements necessary for graduation (see their Apply for AA Degree/Graduation page for information on how to complete this step). The Student Activities Office does not determine students' eligibility for degrees or certificates; please contact the Counseling Office for information on whether or not you have met all requirements for degree or certificate completion. The spring semester Associate degree and certificate graduation petition deadline is Thursday, March 8, 2018 by 12:00 p.m.
  2. Purchase your regalia and degree cover from the MC Bookstore by Friday, May 11, 2018 at noon. Regalia packages (cap, black gown, tassel, diploma cover, and name card) will be available for purchase beginning April 9, 2018 and altogether should cost less than $60. Also available for purchase at the Bookstore will be a "bling" souvenir tassel and an MC school pride sash. Students graduating with Honors (i.e., a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher) should ask for a gold tassel when purchasing regalia. The MC Bookstore hours are:

    Monday & Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
  3. Show up to the graduation ceremony at least 30 minutes early to walk with other graduates! Additional instructions will be included inside the regalia package that you purchase from the MC Bookstore. No RSVP is required to walk in the ceremony. While students pay for the diploma cover at the time that they purchase the regalia, students do not take it home until the day of the graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. Please note that participating students are expected to remain throughout the entire ceremony, which is expected to last up to two hours.

If you are planning to participate in this year's graduation ceremony and you or one of your guests requires additional accommodations, please contact Kristen Robinson at or at (805) 553-4976. Have more questions? Visit our FAQs page for participating graduates for more details about this year's ceremony.