Honoring your academic achievements
Moreno Valley College celebrated the academic achievements and successes of the Class of 2023 at this year's Commencement Ceremony. To rewatch the ceremony, check it out on YouTube or keep scrolling!
The 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7, at College Park.
Class of 2023
- Apply for graduation in WebAdvisor.
- Watch for notification via your student email account that your associate degree and/or certificate application has been reviewed. Your eligibility to participate will be noted in WebAdvisor once you receive an email. All information about your degree, certificate and Commencement will only be sent to your student email.
Prepare for the Ceremony
Once you've received notice of eligibility, purchase your regalia, attend rehearsal (optional), and bring a signed media release form on the day of the ceremony.
Jeff Rhyne, Ph.D.
MVC conducts one Commencement Ceremony a year at the end of the spring semester. Students who graduate in earlier terms are encouraged to attend the ceremony and participate each June. Participation is optional. Participants must arrive 2 hours prior to the ceremony. Late students will not be allowed to join the activities.
Commencement rehearsals will not be held in person. Instead, students have access to an watch an informational video that covers Commencement Ceremony procedure, procession and egress, and more. All graduating students should watch the short overview.
All student participants and their guests are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated or test for COVID-19 before the Commencement activities, and also a few days after. However, no proof of vaccination is required to attend and masks are optional.
Be prepared for a warm day at Commencement
Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Do not wait for the day of the event to get hydrated and avoid drinks with caffeine. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
In hot weather, your body cools itself mainly by sweating. The evaporation of your sweat regulates your body temperature. However, when you exercise strenuously or otherwise overexert in hot, humid weather, your body is less able to cool itself efficiently.
As a result, your body may develop heat cramps, the mildest form of heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms of heat cramps usually include heavy sweating, fatigue, thirst and muscle cramps. Prompt treatment usually prevents heat cramps from progressing to heat exhaustion.
You usually can treat heat cramps by drinking fluids or sports drinks containing electrolytes (Gatorade, Powerade, others), getting into cooler temperatures, such as an air-conditioned or shaded place, and resting.
By preparing yourself in advance for a warm day your body will be ready and you will have an enjoyable day.
Moreno Valley College graduates wear teal regalia during the ceremony. Regalia items include caps, gowns, tassels and hoods. Honor cords and sashes are also available to eligible students for academic achievement and program participation. The regalia for certificate and associate degree attainment are different.
At MVC, we honor your individuality and support decorated graduation caps. However, we ask that if you choose to do so, the cap must be decorated in good taste, and no foul language or explicit images are allowed. No other changes to any other part of your regalia is allowed. Your honor society ropes and your programmatic sashes have already been pre-approved.
Student Regalia Purchase
We recommend purchasing your regalia in advance for proper fitting. Commencement regalia is on sale in-person and online through the MVC Bookstore starting in May each year. Regalia (a cap and gown) is required for participation in this event. You must purchase your regalia from the college that you applied for graduation. If you need assistance with purchasing regalia, contact email@example.com.
For Students Experiencing Financial Hardship
Depending on available funds, MVC purchases a limited number of regalia sets for students experiencing hardship each year. If you would like to help with this program, you may also donate your regalia to Admissions & Records or ASMVC.
Grad Images will take two photos of each graduate at Commencement as you line up for your name to be called and when you walk across the stage.