2018 Commencement
Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m.
L.C. Walker Arena

Who is eligible to participate in Commencement?
Students with an earned minimum of 47 credit hours and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 are eligible to participate. The ceremony recognizes the Fall 2017 graduates and students who plan on completing their degrees/certificates in Winter 2018 or Summer 2018.

How and when should I apply for graduation?
Please complete an Application for Graduation by March 1, 2018 if you wish to have your name in the Commencement program. Here’s how:

  1. Obtain an application by going to and click on the Application for Graduation.
  2. Submit your completed application at the Student Welcome Center. Upon receipt of your application, an initial degree audit will be performed and mailed to your home in approximately three to four weeks.

In a few weeks, you will receive a postcard in the mail. It will explain how to submit your participation card, when to purchase your cap and gown, as well as specific details pertaining to the commencement ceremony. You may also access this information at:

For further information, please contact the Office of the Registrar by email: or call (231) 777-0204.

Grad Fest
When: February 26 & 27, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

If you are planning on graduating in Winter 2018 or Summer 2018, be sure to attend Grad Fest in the Bookstore. At Grad Fest you will be able to:

  • Submit Participation Card
  • Purchase Cap, Gown and Tassel
  • Graduation Information
  • Purchase Announcements
  • Food and Fun
  • Record Video Messages

2017 Commencement Held May 3 in Walker Arena

2017 MCC CommencementMuskegon Community College’s 89th Commencement exercises took place at on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the L.C. Walker Arena, where more than 240 graduating students participated in the ceremony.

MCC Class of 1999 graduate Terri Tchorzynski, who was honored at the White House in January as the 2017 National Counselor of the Year, was this year’s MCC Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and delivered the Commencement address. She is employed at the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, MI. Class of 2007 graduate Rudy Bartels received the inaugural MCC Alumni Achievement Award. A climatology 2017 Commencementresearcher at the Southern Regional Climate Center in Baton Rouge, LA, he has also worked with NASA and Homeland Security.

MCC students Eric Carballido and Gabe Cerchiori delivered remarks on behalf of the Class of 2017.

Daniel Knue, who has taught respiratory therapy since the academic program’s inception at MCC, is retiring after 24 years was the mace bearer leading the processional into the arena. Gregory Miller, who has taught computer networking, operating systems and security at MCC, is retiring after 18 years and carried the mace during the closing recessional.

The MCC Wind Ensemble directed by Daniel M. Meyers, the MCC College Singers directed by Thomas Clark, and the Muskegon Regional Pipes and Drums provided the music.