Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Mitchell Community College! 

The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 15, 2020, at 7 p.m. on the Circle in front of the Main Building.

Graduation rehearsal will be held on campus on May 15 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 15, 2020.  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 for 2020 is yet to be determined. The 2019 price was $32.79 plus $2.21 tax = $35.00. This website will be updated with the price and availability date of the 2020 sets when that information is available.

    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 14th 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

  • 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 16, 2020 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 17, 2020, at 2 p.m. with graduates assembling in the Vocational Building by 1 p.m.

  • Fall 2019 Graduates

    • Graduation will be marked on your official transcript by Monday, December 23, 2020.

    • Diploma mailing will begin in mid-February. Graduates should check WebAdvisor - Student Profile to ensure the mailing address on file with the College is correct. If a change of address is needed, send an email from your student email account to to let us know of your new address.

  • Spring 2020 Graduates

    • Graduation will be marked on your official transcript by: TBA 

    • Diploma mailing will begin in mid-June, 2020.

  • Summer 2020 Graduates

    • If you would like to participate in the May 2020 Graduation Ceremony, be sure to visit the Summer Graduates website (opens in a new window) and fill out the Summer Graduate Information form on that page so that we can include your name in the Commencement materials.

    • Graduation will be marked on your official transcript by: TBA 

    • Diploma mailing will begin: TBA 

Congratulations again on your graduation!


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