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Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets required for the ceremony?

No, tickets are not required.

Do I have to pay a graduation fee?

No. There is no fee for adding your degree to your permanent record (transcript); receiving a diploma, cap and gown; and participating in commencement. The diploma will be mailed to you.

Do I need to order a cap and gown?

No. You will pick up your free cap and gown, five complimentary announcements and a commencement information packet at your campus commencement fair.

When will I get my diploma?

Your diploma will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks after you graduate.  Please be sure the address information in your student record is correct by visiting your myMCCKC Student Center.

Can I order a replacement diploma?

Yes. Replacement diplomas can be ordered by submitting a Duplicate Diploma Request Form.  Instructions for submission are on the form.  Duplicate diplomas can take up to 8 weeks to be processed and mailed.   

Can I get personalized announcements or a class ring?

Yes. They can be ordered at a commencement fair or by contacting Jostens at 800.854.7464.

Is there only one commencement ceremony for all MCC campuses?

Yes. There is just one ceremony for all campuses.

Is there a dress code for the commencement ceremony?

Yes. See commencement etiquette guidelines.

How long is the commencement ceremony?

One and a half to two hours is the average length of the ceremony.  Please be respectful of your fellow graduates by remaining seated until the end of the ceremony.  Ask your family and friends to help us celebrate the accomplishments of all of our graduates; ask them to remain to the close of the ceremony.

May guests take photographs?

Yes. Guests are welcome to take photographs or video during the ceremony.

Will I be photographed?

Yes. A professional photographer will take your picture as you receive your diploma. There is no obligation to purchase photos. Information on ordering photos will be available at commencement fairs and at the ceremony. You can preregister your photo information at GradImages.

What if I or my guests need special assistance?

For special accommodations for a participant or a guest, contact Ashley Fagan 816.604.1426.

Is there a special hotel rate?

There are many hotels in the area. Marriott’s Fairfield Inn, at 30th and Main, 816.931.5700, has an advance rate of $99 for a room, regularly $119. Prices are subject to change. If you want to stay in the Plaza area, MCC has a preferred rate of $119 per night for students and family at the Residence Inn by Marriott. Call 816.753.0033 to reserve space and ask for the Metropolitan Community College rate.

Last Modified: 5/2/19