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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2014 Montgomery College commencement ceremony?
The commencement ceremony takes place on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10 a.m. on the athletic field of the Rockville Campus.

Am I eligible to graduate from Montgomery College?

You should meet with a counselor or advisor to run an unofficial audit to see if you are eligible to graduate.

How do I participate in the commencement ceremony?
You must complete a commencement participation form.

  • You can apply online by logging in to My MC and selecting “Apply for Graduation” under Student Quick Link or from the MC Home page by selecting the Admissions tab and selecting “Apply for Graduation” from the list on the left of the page (application deadlines follow).

    Open periods for online graduation application:
    • Fall, June 2–October 1
    • Spring, October 2–March 1
    • Summer, March 2–June 1

  • You will receive a packet of information, including the commencement participation form, from the graduation coordinator on the campus you attend. The packet will be mailed the first week of April.

You should return the commencement participation form at the Grad Finale at the MC Books & More bookstore on your campus. If you are unable to attend a Grad Finale, you must submit the participation form by May 1, 2014, to the graduation coordinator at the campus to which you applied.

When is the Montgomery College Commencement Guide available?
The final version of the commencement guide will be available at on March 27. If you would like to view an early draft version of the guide, click here.
We will also be mailing the guide to all graduation-eligible students.

When and where can I buy my cap and gown?
You can buy your cap and gown from your campus bookstore at one of our Grad Finale events. The Montgomery College Commencement Guide (final version available online March 27, click here for an early draft version.) will have complete information about Grad Finale events. Grad Finale events will take place on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 15, Germantown Campus, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, Rockville Campus, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Do I have to attend rehearsal?
We strongly encourage you to attend the graduation rehearsal. The rehearsal is May 20, 2–4 p.m., on the Rockville Campus athletic field.

Do I need tickets for my guests?
Yes, your guests must have a ticket to attend the commencement ceremony. You will receive four tickets at the Grad Finale.

When will I receive my diploma?
You will not receive a diploma at the commencement ceremony. You will receive a letter in the mail indicating when you may pick up your diploma. The time frame is mid- to late June.