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2016 MCTC Graduation Ceremony

Commencement ceremonyPlease join Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) in recognizing the outstanding achievements of our graduating students on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium (1301 2nd Ave in Minneapolis).

The spring 2016 graduation ceremony will honor graduates from the summer of 2015, fall of 2015, spring of 2016 and summer of 2016, and will feature WCCO Reporter Reg Chapman as emcee for the event and MnSCU Trustee Maleah Otterson. A student from the graduating class will deliver a commencement address as well.

The graduation ceremony and related events are sponsored by MCTC Student Life.

Arrival time and tickets

The auditorium doors will open at 6 p.m. Space is limited; however, you will not need a ticket to attend this event. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as seating is first come, first seated.


The cost of parking at most ramps near the convention center is approximately $10. You could also park in the MCTC parking ramp for $5 (or $2.50 with a prepaid parking card) and walk; the convention center is less than a half mile from the MCTC campus.

Accommodations for people with disabilities

If you will require accommodation to make it possible to attend the Graduation Ceremony (such as wheelchair access, special seating, or a sign language interpreter), or if you need the program in an alternative format please contact the Student Life Office at 612-659-6760.

Graduation photos

Family and guests are welcome to take photos with graduates in the lobby before or after commencement. You may also take some photos or video from your seat inside the auditorium.

GradImages® will photograph graduates receiving their diploma covers during the ceremony. Proofs will be mailed to graduates within the two weeks following the Ceremony, at which time the graduate can purchase prints.

Cell phones and electronics

In order for all guests to enjoy Commencement without distraction, we ask that you turn off the ringers and sounds on your cell phones and other electronics during the Graduation Ceremony. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in this matter.

Current students

You can find information about preparing for graduation on the MCTC Intranet: