Information for faculty, administration, and staff

MC Vice President Amanuel Gebru pictured with a VCCCD Trustee before the 2017 graduation ceremony.Our faculty, administration, and staff have the opportunity to celebrate our students' success by participating in the annual MC Graduation Ceremony!

Ceremony information

The 2019 Graduation ceremony takes place on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the upper-campus quad and stage area. Although run times vary based on the number of graduates participating in commencement, the average ceremony run time is approximately two hours.

How to participate

Faculty, staff, and administrators can participate in graduation in a couple ways:

  1. Walk in the processional. Those who wish to participate in the processional and sit with our students during the ceremony are required to wear regalia. The Student Activities Office rents formal regalia from Herff Jones for those who do not possess their own graduate regalia. If your name is on the regalia rental list (view list here), then you will have your regalia automatically ordered on your behalf and delivered to your division the week before graduation unless you indicate otherwise. If your name is not on the regalia rental list, please complete the processional sign-up form to have regalia ordered on your behalf (please complete by Thursday, April 11, 2019 to ensure inclusion in the order that must be placed with Herff Jones by April 12).
  2. Volunteer at the ceremony. Volunteers are needed for set-up, event management, and clean-up on Friday, May 17. View the list of volunteer opportunities and sign up for a slot that works with your schedule! Volunteers are asked to sign up by Friday, May 10, 2019.

For more information on how to get involved in the MC Graduation, please contact MC Student Activities Specialist Kristen Robinson at