The 57th Commencement ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2024, in the Health Sciences Center Main Gym, located at our Blue Bell Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. 
 
College personnel will be on hand to assist guests with seating arrangements upon arrival.

The ceremonies may contain flashing or strobing lights. Please please contact Disability Services for support at disabilities@mc3.edu if you are photosensitive and require accommodations.

Please note, helium-filled balloons are not allowed in campus buildings.

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Graduate Arrival to Ceremony & Processional

The graduate line-up location will be sent to graduates from the Commencement Committee via their student email account two days before the ceremonies.

Graduates should leave any purses/bags or other personal items with their guests prior to arriving at the graduate line-up location, as they cannot carry these items with them in the processional and will be unable to leave their items at the line-up location. Graduates will not return to the line-up location after the ceremony.

Guests are not permitted at the graduate line-up location.

Graduates should arrive at the line-up location no later than 1 hour before the start of their ceremony time:

  • 10 a.m. ceremony: All graduates should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to the line-up location, as specified in the email sent to them by the Commencement Committee.
  • 2 p.m. ceremony: All graduates should arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. to the line-up location, as specified in the email sent to them by the Commencement Committee.
  • 6 p.m. ceremony: All graduates should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to the line-up location, as specified in the email sent to them by the Commencement Committee.

Service dogs may process with their graduate. No other pets are permitted in the Commencement ceremonies or inside College buildings.

Children and/or other guests of graduates are not permitted to process or walk across the stage with the graduate. If graduates need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Disability Services for support at disabilities@mc3.edu.

Guest Arrival to Ceremony

Guests are not permitted at the graduate line-up location.

Guests are asked to clear the processional pathway into and through the building.

Doors open to guests one hour before the start of each ceremony. Guests should be seated 15 minutes before the start of their ceremony time:

  • 10 a.m. ceremony: Doors open 9 a.m. All guests should be seated by 9:45 a.m. 
  • 2 p.m. ceremony: Doors open 1 p.m. All guests should be seated by 1:45 p.m. 
  • 6 p.m. ceremony: Doors open 5 p.m. All guests should be seated by 5:45 p.m. 

College personnel will be on hand to assist guests with seating arrangements upon arrival.

If guests need special accommodations due to disability, please contact Disability Services for support at disabilities@mc3.edu.

Parking

Guests may park anywhere on campus, however the Cathcart Road parking lot located in front of Health Sciences Center and the Morris Road parking lot located off the Morris Road entrance are the closest in proximity to the ceremony location.

Special Accommodations

The ceremonies will be closed-captioned. To request accommodations due to disability, graduates and guests are encouraged to contact Disability Services at disabilities@mc3.edu.

Program Information

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy in the Commencement program, deadlines sometimes prevent inclusion of a candidate's name or may result in the inclusion of names of persons not completing graduation requirements. All honors indicated in the program are tentative. Official degree honors for diplomas and transcripts will be determined after final grades are reported. The program, therefore, should not be used to determine a student's academic degree status. A student's official transcript serves as the only definitive documentation of a student's academic degree status.

Photographs

Guests are encouraged to take pictures, however, they will not be permitted in the graduate seating section, near the stage, or in the graduate line-up location for photographs. A professional photographer will take a photo of each graduate on stage and will contact graduates after the ceremony with purchasing information.

Graduates may also sign-up to have their graduation photo taken during Grad Fair.

Photo Release for Commencement Ceremony

By attending an event at Montgomery County Community College, you consent to having your image and voice recorded by photographers and videographers hired by the College. The resulting materials, which may include still photographs, video and audio recordings, may be used by Montgomery County Community College, without restriction, in promotional and news materials, on the College website and social media accounts, and on materials and properties as needed.