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Graduation and Commencement

Madera Community College is proud to celebrate the Class of 2023 at our outdoor commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19th at 6:00pm!


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Madera Community College will hold a commencement ceremony for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 graduates on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. outdoors on campus. Your name will be announced as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma tube.

If you expect to complete your program (degree/certificate) by the end of the 2022 Fall semester, 2023 Spring semester or 2023 Summer term, please apply for graduation by the deadlines listed below through Self Service.

How Do I Apply for Graduation?

If you have questions, please call the Admissions & Records office at 559-675-4848 or email at

Caps, gowns, tassels, stoles, frames, and graduation rings can all be purchased in-person at the MCC Bookstore on Monday, April 17 from Noon until 4 p.m. All graduates will have a chance to enter the graduation raffle for an Alumni t-shirt, and the winner will be drawn on Monday, April 17 at 4 p.m. The winner will be notified by email.

After April 17, graduates can either purchase in-person at the MCC Bookstore or online at Quantities of each size are limited, so make sure to purchase your regalia early to ensure what you need is in stock. The deadline to purchase and pick-up regalia from the bookstore is Thursday, May 18.

If you need assistance with purchasing your cap and gown, please contact the bookstore by email at or call 559-675-4837.

Deadlines to Submit Graduation Application

Spring March 1 st

*Students applying after the deadline will have their degrees posted for the summer semester. Summer 2023 graduates are eligible to participate in all 2023 Commencement Activities.

Summer July 1st August
Fall October 1st January

*Allow 6-8 weeks for your degree to be evaluated. Please check your student email for updates.

Questions regarding applying for Graduation & Commencement Ceremony:

Please contact the Admissions & Records office at 559-675-4848

  1. Apply for graduation by clicking here:  MyPortal
  2. Check your student email for your “Graduation Application” status, and if instructed, meet with a Madera Community College Center counselor to review graduation eligibility
  3. Clear any financial holds with the Business Office
  4. If considering career employment after graduation, please visit the Career & Employment Center
  5. Update your contact information
  6. Order an official transcript. Make sure to request an “End of Term” transcript to ensure it is processed after your degree has posted
  7. Congratulations!

Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 6 p.m. 
Please arrive at 5 p.m. for check-in (Photo ID will be required) 

The ceremony will take place at the Madera Community College campus commencement lawn area (behind TM-11/Cafeteria/Bookstore Building) See Map

Graduates will check in and line up in TM-11/Cafeteria Building 

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