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.

Graduation Ceremonies

2023 Graduation Live Stream

Can’t make it to graduation in-person, but still want to cheer on your graduate as they receive their diploma? We will be hosting the ceremony on live stream!

The video stream will begin at 6:00pm Friday, May 26.

Los Banos
The video stream will begin at 6:00pm Thursday, May 25

Frequently Asked Questions

The window to apply for graduation has passed. Please email to inquire about late registration.

No, only degree earners are eligible for the graduation ceremony.

If you have not received an email to register for your ceremony, please contact us (after April 22) 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.

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:

  1. Go to the Bookstore website
  2. Search for “Graduation Set”
  3. 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:

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 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.

Graduation Application Window Closed

The 2023 Spring Graduation Application window is closed as of March 17, 2023.