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Graduation Details

Dear Prospective Graduate:

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Here are some details about the upcoming event.


1. Graduation Ceremony

When: Wednesday, May 11. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Where: On the MCC campus in Building 200
a. Be on the side steps of Building 200 at 5:45 p.m. A group picture will be made there, so be prompt and be dressed in your graduation attire. If it is raining, the group picture will be made in the Library.
b. After the picture is made, go to the Library in Building 200. We will line you up there in the proper order and give you instructions about marching in, crossing the stage, and other steps involved in the ceremony.
c. A professional photographer will take your picture as you cross the stage. More information about the photography services is provided below.
d. The ceremony should last approximately 1½ to 2 hours.
e. The ceremony is a dignified event. Guests will be asked to hold their applause (shouting, bell-ringing, whistling, etc.!) until after the ceremony. We want your family and friends to be able to hear us call your name. This is an important accomplishment for each of you and we want your graduation experience to be a great one!
f. Please pass this information along to your family and friends who will be attending the ceremony. When the ceremony is over, graduates will be led out of Building 200. Several hundred people will be exiting at the same time and the hallways in the building become VERY congested VERY quickly. We need to get you out of the building and away from the entrance as quickly as possible to clear the halls before our guests begin to exit. Please tell your family and friends that you will meet them outside after the ceremony. If you pick a particular meeting spot, be sure it's one that is well away from the doors of Building 200.

2. Graduation Announcements: Graduation announcements are available for purchase at 85 cents each. Order forms are available at the Information Desk.

3. Cap/Gown/Tassel Units: Cap and gown order forms are available at the Information Desk in building 100.

Cap and Gown Details:
a. You may keep your cap/gown/tassel unit after graduation.
b. Tassels are worn on the right.
c. Caps are worn flat on top of the head and not tilted back. Gentlemen: please remove your cap during any prayers.
d. What to wear to graduation: Graduation is a formal ceremony. Therefore, we request that graduates dress neatly and appropriately.

4. Graduation Fee: Your graduation fee of $35 covers the cost of your cap/gown/tassel unit, diploma, and diploma cover.

If you are receiving more than one degree, diploma, or certificate, there is an additional $5 charge for each additional award. For example, if you are receiving (1) a Business Administration degree, (2) an Accounting degree, and (3) a certificate in Office Systems Technology, your graduation fee would be $45 ($35 for the 1st degree + $5 for the 2nd degree + $5 for the certificate). Prices for announcements are not included in the graduation fee.If you have not already paid your graduation fee, please stop by the Cashier's Window in Building 100 during regular business hours and pay the appropriate amount with cash, check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). The Cashier's Window closes at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 1 p.m. on Fridays. If you cannot visit the campus during those hours, you may mail a check payable to MCC for the appropriate amount. With your check, please include a note explaining that you are paying your graduation fee. You cannot pick up your cap and gown order until your graduation fee has been paid.

5. Fees/Overdue Library Books: Diplomas will not be awarded to those students who owe fees to the College or to those who have any overdue library books. If you have questions concerning fees or overdue books, contact the College.

6. Curriculum Awards: Curriculum certificates, diplomas, and degrees are not distributed at the ceremony.

Final grades must be logged and GPAs calculated before awards can be printed and distributed. You will be handed your diploma cover when you cross the stage. If you will complete program requirements at the end of the Spring Semester, your diploma will be mailed to you a few days after the ceremony. Those completing requirements at the end of the summer will receive their diplomas after the summer term ends.

7. Graduation Photographs: As you cross the stage to receive your diploma cover, a photographer from Photo Specialties will take your picture.

A few days after the ceremony, the studio will send you a proof. They like to email the proof whenever possible because it is a faster process, but will, of course, be glad to send it through regular mail if you'd prefer that method. Once you have seen your proof, you will have the option of ordering additional prints. Photographer Information Forms are available at the Information Desk.

8. Class Rings: To order a class ring, you may visit or call their toll-free number (800.854.7464).

9. Tickets for Graduation: Due to fire code restrictions, we are required to limit the number of guests attending the ceremony.

Each graduate will be given six (6) tickets. Each person attending the ceremony – whether ADULT, CHILD, OR INFANT – must have a ticket to enter. Fire code restrictions are based on the number of people in the room, not the number of seats occupied. Tickets are available in Student Services. Each graduate is asked to pick up only the number of tickets they know they will use. Any unclaimed tickets will be awarded to other graduates on a "lottery drawing" basis. The lottery drawing will be held before May 11. Graduates must complete a lottery card to be entered into the drawing.

Schedule of Upcoming Activities

Complete Graduation Application - Now
Cap & Gown Order Form - Now
Complete Photographer Information Form - Now
Pay graduation fee - Now
Purchase announcements (if desired) - Soon
Graduation ceremony - May 11

If you have any questions about graduation, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by Student Services in Building 100.

Karen Frye
Enrollment Coordinator

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Such discrimination can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as sexual intercourse without consent, sexual assault, and sexual coercion. Title IX also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex stereotyping even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Montgomery Community College is committed to pursuing aggressively an equal opportunity policy and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or genetic information in its programs and activities. If you believe you have been or are being discriminated against based on your gender, please contact one of the Title IX Coordinators listed below. You may also contact a trusted faculty or staff member who will notify a Coordinator. We take complaints seriously and will work with you to ensure your safety, to remedy the situation, and to prevent its recurrence.

Title IX Coordinators

Jeanette McBride, Vice President of Administrative Services                  Beth Smith, Vice President of Student Services   

910-576-6222, Extension 219

    910-576-6222, Extension 225

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Student Life

Students know how to relax and have fun at MCC. The Student Government Association sponsors activities such as Spring Fling, Polar Volleyball, Halloween Spooktacular, and the Holiday Feast each year. You can relax in the Outpost student union with a quick game of ping-pong or a chat with friends between classes.

Hungry? Stop by the dining room and make your selection from the variety of vending options. Student clubs and organizations sponsor field trips, professional development activities, and fundraisers throughout the year. There is a little something for everyone.

To see what activites and events are coming up, check out the Student Activities Calendar below.




To request transcripts for MCC:  Students planning to attend MCC will need to request an official transcript from each school attended - - high school, high school equivalency (GED) office, college, etc. Complete and mail a Transcript Request Form to each school. If you are currently enrolled in high school, have a transcript sent to us now and a final copy sent to us upon graduation. The form can also be used to request placement test scores from other colleges.

Students who completed the high school equivalency or GED® program in North Carolina must request an official transcript from the NC Community College System College & Career Readiness office. Visit the College & Career Readiness website for more information.

To request transcripts from MCC:  Students who wish to request a copy of their MCC transcript will need to submit a completed Request for MCC Transcript form to the Enrollment Coordinator's office.

For more information, please contact:

Enrollment Coordinator
Montgomery Community College
1011 Page Street
Troy, NC 27371
910.576.6222 ext. 240
Fax number: 910.576.2176

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