2022 Commencement

We are hopeful that this year’s Commencement will mark a return of this cherished tradition of celebrating in person with our graduates, current candidates and their families. MCC’s ceremony is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. June 2 in the Blue Cross Arena, with the caveat that Commencement plans remain subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions.

In recognition of alumni from the MCC Classes of 2020 and 2021 who were unable to cross the Commencement stage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration will also honor them and their achievements. MCC graduates from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 are invited to cross the Commencement stage in the Blue Cross Arena and may pick up caps and gowns at no charge at the MCC Bookstore on both campuses starting Thursday, May 5, 2022. Those alumni who plan to participate are asked to send an RSVP to Graduation Services (graduation@monroecc.edu) by Friday, May 20.

At this time, all MCC students eligible to graduate may participate in Commencement and anyone — students, faculty, staff and guests — may attend without showing proof of vaccination status. Unlike protocols for ceremonies taking place on SUNY campuses, the SUNY mandate for participating students to be fully vaccinated does not apply to MCC’s ceremony. Blue Cross Arena no longer requires attendees at all events to provide proof of vaccination or wear masks, in accordance with Monroe County’s recommendations for venues and event spaces.

Masks will be optional at MCC’s Commencement. MCC will support all students, faculty, staff and visitors who choose to wear masks.

MCC’s ceremony will be livestreamed for those who are not able to attend in person.

  • Invitations will be sent to all December, 2021 graduates; and May, 2022; August, 2022 candidates, in early April.
  • Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in May, at no charge.There is no need to pre-order; all sizes will be available.
  • Tickets are not required. Guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • General graduation announcements will be available for purchase at the MCC Bookstore.

*Visit Blue Cross Arena Health and Safety webpage for the most updated information regarding the vaccine policy at the Blue Cross Arena.

  • If you have submitted your Intent to Graduate application, you will receive notification of your eligibility status via email once your audit is complete.
  • Once you have successfully completed all requirements, you will receive a congratulatory letter, your degree will be posted on your transcript and your diploma will be mailed to you.
  • May diplomas will be mailed to students in July, August diplomas will be mailed in October, and December diplomas will be mailed in February.
  • Intent to Graduate applications received after May 2th with not have their name printed in the Commencement program.

If you have questions regarding applying for graduation, please email Graduation Services (graduation@monroecc.edu). For questions regarding Commencement, please email Student Services (studentservices@monroecc.edu).