Graduation Ceremony

FAQs About MCC's Commencement Ceremony

MCC Commencement Ceremony

The MCC Commencement Ceremony is held annually to recognize students who have graduated or will graduate during the current academic year (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters).

At MCC, graduation occurs at the end of each quarter and denotes the completion of a program of study. Degrees and certificates of achievement are mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the end of each quarter to qualifying students.

When is the next ceremony?

MCC's 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th Street, Omaha. This ceremony is for graduates of the academic year for the following quarters:

  • 2015-16 Summer
  • 2015-16 Fall
  • 2015-16 Winter
  • 2015-16 Spring
  • 2016-17 Summer

Commencement Ceremony Documents/Links

Congratulations on your accomplishment! We are excited to celebrate with you at the 2016 Metropolitan Community College Commencement Ceremony, 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 13th at Baxter Arena Omaha.

To order MCC 2016 Graduation Announcements, go to Jostens.

Below you will find important information about the ceremony.
Please review each item carefully and follow the instructions.

Who may participate?

You must have completed the graduation application process (degree and certificate of achievement graduates only) to receive your degree or certificate and participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Please refer to your My Services account to verify completion of the process.

Where do I get my cap & gown for the ceremony?

  • You will be mailed a post card with instructions for getting your cap and gown after your graduation application is submitted and you are approved to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Cap and gown pickup post cards will be mailed in April.
  • Beginning April 18th, take your photo ID to any MCC Campus Bookstore to purchase your cap and gown.
  • Cost of cap, gown and tassel is $40. Additional tassels are $4.00 each.
  • Cap and gown must be picked up before May 11th.
  • Bring your cap and gown with you to the ceremony on May 13th.
  • If you do not wish to attend, please click here to complete the Ceremony Regrets form.

What color are caps and gowns?

Black. Graduates are required to wear a cap and gown to participate in the commencement ceremony.

What can honor society members wear?

  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Beta Delta, Alpha Delta Omega, and the National Technical Honor Society are eligible to wear the tassel, pin, sash, or medallion of their honor society.
  • Contact your honor society advisor for information on ordering.
  • Order early to ensure delivery in time for graduation.

How will I know if I graduate with honors?

  • To graduate with honors, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above in his/her program of study - (degrees and certificates of achievement only).
  • Honors graduates will receive an Honors medallion on a gold ribbon to wear during the ceremony, when they receive their name card.
  • The medallion is theirs to keep.

Is there a limit on how many guests to invite to the ceremony?

No, but we strongly encourage families to allow plenty of time to park and find seats.

Is there a charge for family and guests, or do they need tickets?


Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?

No. A diploma cover is used for the ceremony. Graduates will receive their diploma through the mail about four to six weeks after the term of program completion.

For further information about the commencement ceremony, please contact:
Records at 402-457-2353 or

Diplomas and certificates of achievement for each quarter are mailed 4-6 weeks after the end of that quarter.

For questions about the graduation application process, please contact:

  • An academic advisor at any Student Services office, or
  • Call 402-457-2400 to make an appointment with an advisor

For GED graduation ceremony information, please contact:

  • Adult Basic Education, 402-457-2312