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Ceremony Frequently Asked Questions

MSJC welcomes the graduating class of 2022 to participate in this years in-person graduation ceremony. This includes all summer 2021, fall 2021 or current spring/pending 2022 graduates.

The in-person ceremony is planned for Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Pechanga Resort Casino. 

 

MSJC will host two ceremonies- 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. 

 

RSVPs are required. Graduates may RSVP for one ceremony only.

RSVPs are required and will open begingin Monday, March 14. 

RSVP for ONE of two available ceremonies

Participation in the in-person ceremony is optional however we invite and encourage you and your guests to join us as we want to celebrate your achievements!  

 

Wether you choose to participate or not, diplomas are not available at the ceremony. Awards will be mailed to the address on file by July 15, 2022.

 

RSVPs are required.

You may apply for your degree/certificate via Self-Service at https://cssweb.msjc.edu/css/Student/Graduation

There are two deadlines to be aware of:

  • April 1st: last day to apply for spring graduation, in order for your name to appear in the graduation ceremony program
  • May 13th : last day to apply for spring graduation, in order to participate in the graduation ceremony

Graduation application outcomes can be viewed in Self-Service.

To view application comments:

Visit the My Progress page.  Select the option "Show Program Notes." Updated comments appear at the top of the dialog/pop-up box.

Check my progress in Self-Service  

 If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Evaluations at ESgrading@msjc.edu

No. If you plan to graduate with a degree(s) and/or certificate(s), you must submit your application to graduate here:

Apply for Graduation in Self-Service

 

To participate in the in-persony ceremony, you must RSVP here:

RSVP for ONE of two available ceremonies

The COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests and/or masks are not required in order to participate at Graduation. However, COVID-19 protocols are subject to change depending on federal, state and/or local guidelines.

Regalia is available at the One Stop Eagle Bookstore begining Monday, April 4, 2022.

 

The campus bookstores are open:

SJC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to Noon.

MVC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

GRADUATION ITEMS  PRICE
ASSOCIATE CAP,GOWN TASSEL  $41.00
CERTIFICATE CAP,GOWN TASSEL  $41.00
NURSING CAP,GOWN TASSEL  $41.00
MSJC GRAD STOLE- RED  $33.75
MSJC GRAD STOLE- BLACK  $33.75
2022 TASSEL $7.50
2022 GOLD TASSEL  $7.50
2022 GRAD T-SHIRT $10.00
COMMENCEMENT 2022 YARD SIGN $19.99
VETERANS STOLES  $46.00
PTK STOLE  $26.00
PTK TASSEL  $10.00
PTK MEDALLION  $25.00
PTK CORD  $15.00
DIPLOMA FRAMES  $65.00
2022 GRADUATION TASSEL KEYCHAIN $6.75
MSJC GRADUATION PEN & PENCIL GIFT SET $10.00
MSJC GRADUATION TOTE $3.50

Yes! 

Your SGA has purchased 400 regalia sets for Spring 2022 graduates. Begining April 4th, the first 400 spring 2022 graduates may visit the Eagle Bookstore for thier free regalia (cap, gown & tassel only). Other graduation items are available for purchase.

 

The campus bookstores are open:

SJC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to Noon.

MVC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Note: summer and fall 2021 grads were offered free regalia last term. Summer and fall grads will need to purchase regalia, if they did not receive a free cap/gown in the fall.

Absolutely!  It has been a long standing tradition for grads to decorate their caps (or mortarboard if you’re fancy).  Have some fun and make it unique to you.

Each graduate may invite as many family/friends as they wish. There are no tickets.

Names will not be called in any specific order. However we generally encourage students to line up following this order, although it is not mandatory:

Students participating in the ceremony (speaker, etc.)

4.0 GPA Degree Recipients

Honors Enrichment Program Completers

Phi Theta Kappa Grads

SGA Officers

Degree Recipients

Certificate Recipients

Nursing Program Graduates

 

Update: We are no longer accepting photos for the web

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We encourage all graduates to submit a photo and statement for the website.

 

Submit your photo and statement here

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates by July 15, 2022. Summer and fall  2021 graduates should have already received their degrees. If you have not, please contact ESgrading@msjc.edu

Degree frames may be purchased from the Eagle Bookstore. The SJC and MVC campus bookstores are open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Graduates and transfers who RSVP and attend the in-person ceremony will have an opportunity to have two professional photos taken by GradImages. One is a candid photograph as you cross the stage and the second is a posed portrait, after you exit the stage. You will receive a free passport-sized, full-color proof by email after graduation.  There is no obligation to purchase. 

 

For 20% off your $50 purchase, register with GradImages here: https://www.gradimages.com/Registration

Celebrate your acheivements, and let your neigbors know! Yard signs may be purchased online and picked up from the campus Bookstore of your choice.

 

The campus bookstores are open:

SJC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to Noon.

MVC: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Buy A Yard Sign

Yes- the graduation ceremonies will be streamed at www.msjc.edu/graduation

Selena Paez-Mendez  
smendez@msjc.edu 
951-639-5201