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Commencement Ceremony

MCTC holds one commencement ceremony each year. You may participate in the spring ceremony if you have submitted a graduation application for spring or for the upcoming summer term, or if you earned an award the previous summer or fall.

2017 Commencement Ceremony

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The RSVP deadline for this year's ceremony was April 10. If you are graduating this spring, but missed the RSVP deadline, contact the Student Life department as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of participation. Whether or not you will be able to participate depends on timing and is at the discretion of the Student Life department.  

Who can participate?

  • Students who earned an award summer 2016 or fall 2016
  • Students who submit a spring 2017 graduation application by the spring deadline, Feb. 15, 2017
  • Students who submit a summer 2017 graduation application by the spring deadline, Feb. 15, 2017

How many guests may I invite?

Due to seating capacity limitations, students are asked to limit guests to a maximum of five.

Additional graduation resources

If you miss the spring graduation application deadline

Your graduation application evaluation will be moved to the next upcoming term, but it may still be possible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Contact the Student Life department as soon as possible to discuss participation. Your name and award will not appear in the printed ceremony program if you submit your graduation application after the spring deadline.

Spring graduates

Participation in the Commencement Ceremony does not guarantee that you have graduated. Your official graduation occurs after spring grades are posted and your graduation application has been evaluated.

Summer graduates

If you are finishing your requirements in the summer, you can still participate in the Commencement Ceremony, but you will need to submit your graduation application by the spring deadline on February 15. However, make sure to indicate that summer is your actual graduation term. If you miss the application deadline, it may still be possible for you to participate in the ceremony, but your name and award will not appear in the printed ceremony program.

Fall graduates

If you earn an award after a fall semester, you’ll be invited to the Commencement Ceremony the following spring.

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