Congrats MC Grads!!

Congratulations on your academic achievements! We look forward to celebrating you.  We are proud to soon welcome you to our alumni family and encourage you to stay connected with our Alumni Association



Important Dates

Dates - 2022
January 24 - March 18

Please visit the Apply for Graduation page to learn more about the process and ensure you meet all of the requirements.

The 2022 Spring Graduation application window is closed. The next Graduation Application period will be August 22 through October 12, 2022.

Monday, May 5 purchase cap/gown/tassel sets at the Merced College Bookstore.
Thursday, May 19 Commencement rehearsal at 5:30 pm in the stadium.
Friday, May 20 5:15 pm | Arrive for check-in
6:00 pm | Ceremony begins


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have not received an email to register for your ceremony ,please contact us (after April 22nd) at with your student ID, full name and current email address. If you need to update your contact information, please complete this form and include it with your email.

No, not at this time. Subject to change.

Students can go to the Merced College Bookstore to purchase their cap and gown after May 2nd.

Tickets are not required for guests to attend graduation.

Yes! The ceremony will be live streamed on Youtube. Watch the live stream.

Graduates should arrive for their ceremony 45 minutes before the scheduled start time. Please arrive at the baseball field.

Guests should arrive no more than 20 minutes before the ceremony.

Graduates will be walking on grass. Please wear comfortable shoes. High-heeled shoes are discouraged.

Please contact to arrange accommodations.

Rehearsal will be held Thursday May 19th at 5:30pm in the stadium and will last no more than an hour. It is not required, but it is highly encouraged.

Please email and ask if there is still time to be registered for graduation.


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