One journey ends, and another begins. Graduation is a time to celebrate your successes and mark the beginning of the next chapter of your life.
Thank you for attending the 2023 gradation! Rewatch the full commencements via the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions
The window to apply for graduation has passed. Please email MCgraduationceremony@mccd.edu to inquire about late registration.
No, only degree earners are eligible for the graduation ceremony.
Students can purchase their cap and gown online through the Merced College Bookstore until May 15, 2023. Students can also go to the Merced College Bookstore in person to purchase and pick up their cap and gown between April 17 and May 25.
Los Banos students can have their cap and gown delivered to the Los Banos Campus for pickup until May 23.
To have your Graduation Regalia Set sent to the Los Banos Campus:
- Go to the Bookstore website
- Search for “Graduation Set”
- During checkout, choose Delivery location: Los Banos
Gowns will be available for pickup at the Los Banos Campus Welcome Center the next business day after a confirmation is received from the Bookstore.
Yes, a rehearsal will be held, and it should last no more than one hour. Participation in the rehearsal is not required, but is strongly encouraged.
Merced Campus: Rehearsal will be held Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the stadium.
Los Banos Campus: Rehearsal will be held Wednesday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the quad.
Tickets are not required for guests to attend graduation.
Yes! The ceremony will be livestreamed on YouTube. Links to the livestream will be available on this site, or you can access it via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mercedcollege
Merced Campus: Graduates should arrive one hour before the scheduled start time. Please arrive at the baseball field. Guests should arrive no more than 30 minutes before the ceremony.
Los Banos Campus: Graduates should arrive one hour before the scheduled start time. Please arrive at Building A, Room A110. Guests should arrive no more than 30 minutes before the ceremony.
Graduates will be walking on grass. Please wear comfortable shoes. High-heeled shoes are discouraged.
Please contact MCgraduationceremony@mccd.edu to arrange accommodations.
Items that are restricted from graduation are as follows: For the benefit of all attendees, the following items are prohibited from the ceremony: balloons, signs, noisemakers, and confetti or party streamers.
No, parking will be free for graduates and their guests.
Merced Campus: Seating will be in the stadium on the home side.
Los Banos Campus: Seating will be provided on the grassy area in the quad.