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Letter to Graduate

Have You Applied?

APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION:  This should have been done earlier this semester.

If graduates have not completed this application (or are not sure if this has been completed), they must do so immediately in:

On Friday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. Commencement exercises will be held for the Class of 2016 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany Street West, Utica, NY for all degree and certificate candidates; December, May, and August.  The Commencement speaker is Megan Murrin, LMSW, Class of 2011, HUDVASH Social Worker for the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA).

Graduates should be at the Utica Memorial Auditorium by 3 p.m.  In the upper level (entrance level) of the Aud, graduates will be directed to the Commencement Registration & Information Tables where graduates will pick up their Graduation Name Card.  After picking up a Graduation Name Card, graduates will then be directed to the lower concourse/level where they will look for wall posters indicating their academic major.  A faculty member or Marshal will line graduates up in alphabetical order by Center/Program/Last Name (make sure not to lose your Graduation Name Card).  And don’t worry about anything, Commencement Marshals will be on-site should you need any assistance.  This is a time to celebrate!


Guests of graduates should go to their seats on the upper level (no tickets are required).

Immediately following the exercises at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, graduates and their family are invited to return to campus for a reception in their honor. This will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni College Center on MVCC's Utica Campus.

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Congratulations!  I look forward to seeing graduates walk across stage.


Bill Dustin, Events Administrator
Mohawk Valley Community College