Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Access to Maricopa Community Colleges' critical operating systems have been restored: If you haven't already reset your password, please do so now.

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open to EMCC employees, students attending on-campus classes, or those with an appointment. All student support services are available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

EMCC Graduation and Commencement



We know how hard you've worked to reach your educational goal, and we are proud of you. Now it's time to celebrate your accomplishment!

We are planning to celebrate you, the graduating class of 2021, in a virtual celebration so that you can remotely share this moment with your family, friends, and community.

Graduation Slides

An email will be coming to your Maricopa address with a link to create a custom slide with a photo and message. Photos and messages must be uploaded no later than April 27, 2021. Those graduates who submit photos and/or messages will be included in the virtual ceremony.

Graduation Regalia

This year you are able to purchase your regalia and have it sent right to your doorstep! Visit to order. Orders placed prior to April 25 are guaranteed to arrive in time for the virtual ceremony.

In-Person Celebration: Car-mence-ment!

Drive on through to pick up your diploma cover, mortar board decorations, get your picture taken, pick up some swell EMCC swag, and have EMCC Faculty and Staff celebrate YOU! Wednesday, May 12 from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A signup for times will be sent to your Maricopa email the last week of April.

Graduation Ceremony

The virtual ceremony will be presented on Friday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. More information will be coming... watch your Maricopa email for details.

We need your help making the virtual Graduation Ceremony special. We are collecting photos for our graduation video and we want to include current images of our students. If you've taken any pictures while on campus, engaged in educational activities off-campus, or your graduation photos, please upload them using this quick and easy form. We can enhance most images. So don't worry if you don't have perfect shots. To ensure your photos are considered for inclusion in the video, please submit them to

Graduation Convocations

Maricopa has a proud tradition of offering students the opportunity to celebrate graduation through culturally focused Convocations. These smaller, more intimate events are cultural celebrations that affirm our students and reach out to families and friends in a meaningful way. The following convocations are traditionally hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges each year: 

  • Veterans Convocation
  • LGBTQ+ Convocation
  • American Indian Convocation
  • Asian Pacific Islander Convocation
  • Hispanic Convocation
  • African American Convocation

This year, Maricopa Community Colleges wants to recognize this significant milestone in your life by mailing you a congratulatory message that will include a stole* for the first number of graduates who register. Please register TODAY and include your current mailing address, email, and phone number.

*Our apologies, but there are a limited number of stoles.

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

Summer Graduates: Apply now for graduation! Deadline April 9, 2021

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.

Watch the May 2020 virtual graduation celebration!


Check Out Last Year's Celebration!