Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Mitchell Community College! 

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. on the Circle in front of the Main Building.

Graduation rehearsal will be held on campus on May 17 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Circle.

Graduates should report to the first floor of the Vocational Building by 6 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019.  The Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. sharp.

Following are important things you need to know prior to the ceremony:

  • Cap and gown: The cost of the cap, gown, and tassel set will be $32.79 plus $2.21 tax = $35.00. The set may be purchased from the Bookstore beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

    The Bookstore's regular hours are as follows:
    Monday through Thursday............8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Friday...................................................8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with no evening hours

    Although you have until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16th to purchase your cap, gown, and tassel set, please do so as soon as possible so that you can be sure the size is correct and, if not, exchange it if necessary.

  • Class ring information and sales:  There will be a Herff Jones sales representative on the Statesville Campus in the College Bookstore on Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

  • Graduation announcements and diploma frames will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

  • For special accommodations: If you or a family member need special accommodations, please contact Linda Heiland at (704) 878-3364 so that arrangements can be made prior to the graduation ceremony.  There will be a designated area for the family member and one additional guest.

  • In case of inclement weather: Guests need to be prepared with raincoats, caps, etc., as the Ceremony will be held on Friday as scheduled.

  • Only if dangerous conditions occur, such as lightning, will the Ceremony be postponed until later in the evening or to the next day - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. with graduates to assemble in the Vocational Building by 9 a.m.  If severe weather occurs on Saturday, the Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 2 p.m. with graduates assembling in the Vocational Building by 1 p.m.

  • Fall 2018 Graduates

    • Graduation will be marked on your official transcript by Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

    • Diploma pickup will begin Monday, January 28, 2019, at the College Reception desk in Eason Student Services Building on the Statesville Campus. Please note, you will need a picture ID in order to pick up your diploma.

  • Spring 2019 Graduates

    • Graduation will be marked on your official transcript by Thursday, May 16, 2019.

    • Diploma pickup will be announced here later in the Spring semester.

Congratulations again on your graduation!


Dr. T. Porter Brannon, Vice President for Student Services