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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - CAMPUS CLOSED: Summer 2020 in-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes are continuing as scheduled. Students should log in to Canvas to access their courses. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.
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EMCC Graduation and Commencement

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to cancel our in-person graduation ceremony. However, we have gathered input from 2020 graduates and EMCC employees, and we are pleased to share our Graduation 2020 plans:

  • Refunds are automatically being processed for those who paid the $25 fee to participate in the May 8, 2020 in-person ceremony.
  • Diplomas for your earned degree(s) and certificate(s) will be mailed to the address in your Student Center by approximately August 1, 2020. All financial obligations to EMCC  must be cleared before we can release your degree and/or certificate and transcript. Log in to to update your address and check your student email for updates.
  • We are working on additional ways to celebrate our graduates virtually. Once those details are finalized, we’ll share the information with you via email, on our website, and on social media channels.
  • NEW! While we continue planning to celebrate our graduates virtually, students may now purchase regalia to be shipped directly to their home: ordering deadline is June 14, 2020.

See the Letter from the EMCC President for more information, or complete our Student Services Request Form to connect with our Student Services teams. Check out this page for updates regarding a 2020 virtual graduation celebration!


We know how hard you've worked to reach your educational goal, and we are proud of you.

Whether you have been working toward a degree or a certificate, the first step in the graduation process is to apply for graduation.

Spring Graduation Application Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020 

Steps to Apply

  • Step 1: Prepare Your Application

    a. Complete the Exit Survey and print the confirmation
    b. Print the Graduation Application 
    c. If you haven’t already done so, submit your official transcripts from other schools to Admissions, Records & Registration 

  • Step 2: Connect with Your Advisor

    Your advisor will complete your graduation application with you. As you both work through the application, your advisor will:

    a. Review the graduation requirements for your respective catalog year
    b. Complete a check sheet for each program you are applying for
    c. Assist with selecting the final classes required for your graduation
    d. Your advisor will submit the completed graduation application to Admissions & Records.