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Graduation 2020

#Graduate Together Class of 2020

Like many colleges and institutions, 2020 will be a Virtual Graduation ceremony. MCC’s 2020 Commencement will be hosted online Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6:00p. We’ll be celebrating with activities during Graduation Social Week starting December 14, 2020. 

We hope you know just how much we congratulate you and celebrate your achievement.

We understand that this is a very different type of graduation. We know that the value of a live event cannot be fully recreated in a video. Instead of just a day, we’re planning a week to celebrate you.


Graduation is free, but you do need to register, below

Graduation is FREE, but please register so we can share the link with you!

–> Register here:

Photos Rock! We’d love to share your photos, selfies, and other images from your favorite times at MCC

Like everything else ended up in 2020, Graduation ended up being remote, to ensure safe social distancing. So, we’re asking you to send in photos if you’d like to include yourself, your favorite images, etc. during Social Week.

HOW TO SHARE PHOTOS: If you have photos you’d like to share, please send them to the MCC Graduation Team 2020 at

Your photos can be selfie style or full length; can be in cap & gown, or in scrubs, or casual clothes; basically, any photos you’d like to share that you’d like included in social week or elsewhere.

Individual photos will not be in the graduation video presentation, although your name will appear with your class on the graduation roll call.

The Commencement will be Friday, December 18, 2020, 6:00p and will be entirely virtual

Graduation will be a virtual event and will be held December 18, 2020 at 6:00pm. Graduates will be sent the link slightly earlier (please be sure to register above so we can send you the link), and it will be available by 5:45p. The pre-recorded event will be viewable online and include speeches from faculty and staff, your keynote speaker, student speaker, a roll call of 2020 graduates, and of course, Pomp & Circumstance.

If you can’t make on that date and time, the graduation video will be released after that for general viewing as well.

Graduation Social Week is Dec 14-17 and we’re planning the events

We’re also working to put together something special for you with Graduation Social Week events leading up to Commencement. Social Week will be Dec 14-17, 2020. Everything will be remote (online) to stay safe, socially distanced, and fun.

Who do you want to thank?

As they say, “No one gets a degree alone”. Think of the people you’d like to thank and remember during social week for their part in helping you cross the finish line.

If you’ve been to 203 N. LaSalle campus, you may have seen these Gratitude Cards on display on the east wall of the main hallway.

For Class of 2020, we want to give you the chance to have your gratitude messages displayed as well so you can inspire future students the way these cards have inspired you. Stay tuned.

You can still purchase Cap & Gown if you would like these

Earlier this fall, Midwestern Career College partnered with college regalia provider Herff-Jones to create an online web store where you can purchase your cap and gown, as well as other graduation-related regalia. The deadline to purchase a cap and gown was November 15, 2020. If you missed the Herff-Jones deadline, there are alternatives for you, below.

Your purchase of a cap & gown or other items is completely up to you – it won’t be a part of the Commencement ceremony. We realize that some participants may want to take photos in cap and gown, or keep it as a memento of their achievement, while others may not. No worries! You can get cap & gown, just cap, just celebration cords — whatever you choose.

The links below are just suggestions to make it convenient for you – you are not required to purchase from these links, we just wanted to give you easy suggestions that you could shop on your own:

And if you want Celebration Cords…

Red and gold celebration cord

The Celebration Cords have long been a cherished way for MCC graduates to recognize the specifics of their achievement. We’re pleased to be able to offer you a way to order these directly. Again, you do not need to purchase from these specific links. We just wanted to give you an easy way to shop if you’d like them:

See the Celebration Cord Guide for 2020:

For the following Cord Colors see:
Silver, White, Bronze, Blue & Gold, Blue & White, Green, Red, White & Blue, Gold, Red

For the Rainbow Cord Color, see:



We’re working hard behind the scenes to make it memorable. Please contact MCC Graduation Team 2020 by email at