Graduation

Graduation

2022 Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 13 @ 7 pm

Al G. Langford Chaparral Center

  • Enter through Doors 1, 2, 3 or 4
  • Tickets are not required, and there is no limit on the number of people each graduate can invite.

Chaparral Center

 

Where & When

Chaparral Center no later than 6:30

Proceed immediately down the stairs to the lower level.

MC staff will help you find the appropriate location according to your degree/certificate.

Regalia

  • Cap & Gown
    Bring your regalia and name card received with when regalia was picked up.
  • Cap Decorations
    Prior to the ceremony, you are welcome to decorate your mortarboard caps. Keep it “family friendly.”

Name Pronunciation

If you believe the name announcer may have difficulty pronouncing your name,  call (432) 685-4771 and pronounce your first and last name when prompted to do so. We will make every effort to say your name correctly when it is called during the ceremony.

Graduation Program

Anyone who applies to graduate may participate in the ceremony; however, only the names of those who applied by April 22 will be listed in the Graduation Program.

After Ceremony

  • Remain in your seats until ushers lead you outside the Chap Center through the large overhead door, located on the east side of the building.
  • Graduates may return to the inside of the building through Doors 3 or 4 to meet family and friends.
  • There will be three photo spots located on the upper level for graduates and their families to take pictures. 

Livestream

The ceremony will be livestreamed and recorded. The livestream link is at the top of this page. The video recording will be available on this page until July 1, 2022.

Questions?

Email graduation@midland.edu or call (432) 685-4513.

  1. Employees participating in Graduation should be there at 6:45 p.m. and report immediately to the chairs on the floor of Chap Center dressed in full regalia. Do NOT enter the Chap Center lower level court area unless you are dressed in full regalia. Division secretaries and/or clerks will be on the floor to assist you in finding your seat.

  2. If you rent your regalia, you should have already picked it up from the Bookstore.

  3. The ceremony is being video streamed live. The live video stream can be accessed via the Midland College website (www.midland.edu).

  4. At the beginning of the ceremony, Dr. Kennedy, will proceed to the front of employee seating and motion for you to stand. The stage party (members of MC Administrative Council and Board of Trustees) will enter and proceed to the stage. Once the stage party is in place, Dr. Kennedy will lead employees to form two lines (as in previous years) through which graduating students will march during the processional. Jaclynn Torres and Erin Casey-Richardson will serve as ushers to assist employees during the processional and recessional.

    Programs will be placed in your chairs, so no need to carry one.

    Left Side

    • Social Behavioral
    • Sciences/Business Division
    • Fine Arts/Communications Division
    • Math/Science Division
    • Instructional Support Services (includes LRC and WRTTC employees)

    If your department is not listed, join the area most closely affiliated with your area, or call Rebecca Bell at 685-4556 (office), 853-7099 (cell)

    Right Side

    • Applied Technology Division
    • Health Sciences Division
    • Inst. Planning, Effectiveness & Research
    • Continuing Education
    • Business Services and Accounting
    • Information Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Facilities
    • Athletics
    • Student Services

  5. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Board will exit stage first. Then employees will exit in two lines and proceed to the back of the stage where the regalia return area will be located. Even if you did not rent your regalia from the Bookstore, you MUST exit at the back of the stage. After you return regalia, you may exit via the overhead door behind the stage or you may wait until after the graduates have recessed and exit through another area.

    DO NOT BLOCK THE PATHWAY AS THE GRADUATES ARE LEAVING

Photo Spots

There will be three photo spots located on the upper level for graduates and their families to take pictures. After the graduates recess, they are welcome to go back to the lower level to meet family, friends, faculty, etc.

MC graduate celebrating diploma MC graduates moving the tassle MC graduate celebrating with family

Time to Graduate?

Application

Students are encouraged to apply for graduation the semester before they plan to graduate. Having the requirements checked, allows students to finalize their course selection before the last semester. However, if students miss this window, they may apply early in the semester in which they will graduate. Posted deadlines can be found in the academic calendar.

How to Apply

  • Sign into the My MC Portal 
  • Select the "Students" tab
  • On the left side of the Students page, in the left-hand navigation, click on "Transcripts and Forms"
  • On the right side of the "Transcripts and Forms" page, in the "Student Forms" section, select "Graduation Application"

Due Date

Students who will complete requirements for their program should apply as soon as possible but no later than the end of the term requirements will be completed.

Questions?

Send an email to graduation@midland.edu

What is the difference?

It is important that candidates and families understand the difference between "participating in the graduation ceremony” (walking across the stage) and "graduating” (receiving a diploma).

Ceremony

Midland College traditionally holds a Graduation Ceremony each May. Students who graduate In December, May, July or August are invited to participate in the ceremony as long as they have met the following requirements:

  • Have 6 or less semester credit hours remaining for graduation
  • Met TSI requirements and has a 2.0 Cumulative GPA at MC

Graduated

Students are considered “Graduated” once all degree/certificate requirements are met. Diplomas should be ready 3-4 weeks after the last day of the spring semester and will be mailed to your permanent address unless an alternate address was provided on the graduation application.

General Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

DID YOU KNOW?

Students who graduate from Midland College and plan to pursue a bachelor degree at a four-year public university in Texas, may be eligible for a Graduating Sophomore Scholarship.

Graduating Sophomore Scholarships Page

 

Questions?

Call (432) 685-4513