On Thursday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m., December Commencement exercises will be held at the Field House in Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic/Event Center at MVCC's Utica campus, for eligible August and December degree and certificate candidates. The Commencement speaker is yet to be determined.

Graduates should be at the Jorgensen Athletic/Event Center by 2:30 p.m. Graduates will be directed to the Commencement Registration & Information Tables, which will be located in the main/performance gymnasium lobby, where graduates will pick up their Graduation Name Card. After picking up a Graduation Name Card, graduates will be directed into the gymnasium, where they will look for wall posters indicating their academic major. A faculty member or Marshal will line graduates up in alphabetical order by Department, Program, and Last Name (make sure not to lose your Graduation Name Card). And don’t worry about anything, Commencement Marshals will be on-site if you need any assistance. This is a time to celebrate!


Guests of graduates should find seats in the bleacher section of the Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center/Field House (no tickets are required, but students are asked limit their guests to no more than five people).

Immediately following the exercises at the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic/Event Center, graduates and their family are invited to a reception in their honor. This will take place in the lobby of the Alumni College Center on MVCC's Utica Campus.

For those outside the area, you may want to log on to Oneida County Tourism for information on hotels, restaurants, attractions and events in our area.

I look forward to seeing graduates walk across stage and best wishes as you complete your studies at MVCC!


Bill Dustin, Director of Events and Guest Services
Mohawk Valley Community College