2013 Commencement Ceremony
Date and Time: Saturday, June 1, 2013.
The ceremony starts promptly at 10 a.m.
There is NO rehearsal.
The Blue Cross Arena at the
Rochester War Memorial
1 War Memorial Square and
Civic Center Parking Garage – Exchange Boulevard, South Avenue Parking Garage
for Graduates: An MCC Bookstore
concession area will be
available with gifts and roses for
sale at the Broad Street entrance
- 2nd level.
Tickets are not required. Guests
will be seated on a first come,
first-served basis. Only candidates are
allowed in the Candidate Seating Areas
on the floor of the Arena.
Candidates will enter the Arena at
Exchange Street or 1 War Memorial
Square (formerly Broad Street entrance)
- both entrances are handicapped
accessible - and should report to
the bottom level of the Arena by 9 a.m. with cap and gown. You
will pick up your name card at the
designated registration tables. Marshals will direct you to your
proper place in the processional
Do not bring valuables with you to be left in the marshaling area. Do not bring alcoholic beverages or balloons.
Needs: Family members with
disabilities should follow the
direction signs to the upper level
handicapped seating areas. Candidates
with physical disabilities should
take the elevator to the bottom
level of the Arena. Should
your disability be such that you
are unable to proceed up the ramp
from the lower level, please contact the
Student Services Office at
292-2122 for further instructions.
you, or a member of your family, be deaf
or hard of hearing and need interpreting
services, you are also asked to contact
the Student Services Office at the above
telephone number to discuss
candidate's names will not be
interpreted if prior notice has not been
given. Please contact the Student
Services office if additional
information is needed on special needs.
Caps & gowns may be picked up in the Brighton or Damon Bookstore STARTING May 6thth through May 31st at the following times:
Brighton Campus Bookstore
Damon City Campus Bookstore
Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*The college will be closed on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
**There is no charge for a cap and gown. There are no pre-orders; all sizes will be available at time of pickup. Caps and gowns are yours to keep.
PLEASE NOTE; ON THE DAY OF COMMENCEMENT, JUNE 1st , CAPS & GOWNS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BLUE CROSS ARENA BEFORE THE START OF THE CEREMONY. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PICK THEM UP FROM THE BOOKSTORE EARLY FOR BEST FIT.
Ceremony: The program will begin at 10 a.m.and conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.
As a courtesy to all graduates, participants are expected to remain until the conclusion of the ceremony.
Tickets are not required. (Graduation announcements will be available for purchase at the MCC Bookstores.)
Guests attending will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all graduates
and faculty will participate in the recessional back to the marshaling area.
The ceremony is expected to last
between 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Consider
that this length of time may be
difficult on older adults and young
children. Out of respect for fellow
classmates and consideration for their
families, candidates are expected
to remain until the conclusion of
regret that children and other family
members may not cross the stage
with candidates. At the conclusion
of the ceremony, all graduates and
faculty will participate in the
recessional back to the marshalling
areas for photography have been arranged
in seating areas on either side of
the stage. Look for signs to
direct you. Family members are
asked to move in and out of these areas
quickly and in an orderly fashion
in order to accommodate others.
professional photographer will be taking
pictures on stage and will contact you
individually at a later date
for purchase arrangements.
Diplomas: Congratulatory scrolls will be presented at the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed.
Honor Cords: An honor cord in recognition of "DISTINCTION" is given at the ceremony to graduates from July 2012 -March 2013 who have graduated "WITH DISTINCTION", candidates for May 2013 who entered the spring semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.449 or higher; and candidates for summer 2013 (attending early) with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. The actual GPA required for certification "WITH DISTINCTION" is 3.5 or higher.
PHI THETA KAPPA: Members of Phi Theta Kappa who wish to wear honors regalia must make their purchase in advance through Phi Theta Kappa. It will not be available to do so the day of Commencement.