Honoring your academic achievements

Moreno Valley College will celebrate the academic achievements and successes of the Class of 2024 at this year's Commencement Ceremony, held on Friday, June 7 at 6 pm, at College Park. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be streamed on YouTube.

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Class of 2024

  1. Apply for graduation in WebAdvisor by April 1.
  2. Watch for notification via your student email account that your associate degree and/or certificate application has been reviewed. Your eligibility to participate will be noted in WebAdvisor once you receive an email. All information about your degree, certificate and Commencement will only be sent to your student email.

Prepare for the Ceremony

Once you've received notice of eligibility, purchase your regalia, watch the rehearsal video, and bring a signed media release form on the day of the ceremony.

Media Release Form (pdf)

Watch Live: June 7 at 6 pm

Commencement 2024 Live Stream
The Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube.


Ceremony Speakers

Each year, a faculty member and student speaker share inspirational thoughts with the graduating class.

About the Speakers

Amanda Riggle, Ph.D., faculty speaker for 2024

Amanda Riggle, Ph.D.

Faculty Speaker
Amanda Riggle, Ph.D., is a former low-income and first-generation community college student. She began her education at Fullerton College and completed her doctorate in English from UC Riverside.
Vincent Do, student speaker for 2024

Vincent Do

Student Speaker

Vincent Do is a Vietnamese-American student, poet, writer, and activist. He is a computer science major, and as a graduating member of the MVC Class of 2024, will be attending UC San Diego to earn a bachelor's as part of the Class of 2028.

Ceremony Information

MVC conducts one Commencement Ceremony a year at the end of the spring semester. Students who graduate in earlier terms are encouraged to attend the ceremony and participate each June. Participation is optional. Participants must arrive 2 hours prior to the ceremony. Late students will not be allowed to join the activities.

For Graduates For Guests

Commencement rehearsals will not be held in person. Instead, students have access to an watch an informational video that covers Commencement Ceremony procedure, procession and egress, and more. All graduating students should watch the short overview.

Watch the Ceremony Overview Video

All student participants and their guests are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated or test for COVID-19 before the Commencement activities, and also a few days after. However, no proof of vaccination is required to attend or participate, and masks are optional.

Be prepared for a warm day at Commencement

Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Do not wait for the day of the event to get hydrated and avoid drinks with caffeine. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

In hot weather, your body cools itself mainly by sweating. The evaporation of your sweat regulates your body temperature. However, when you exercise strenuously or otherwise overexert in hot, humid weather, your body is less able to cool itself efficiently.

As a result, your body may develop heat cramps, the mildest form of heat-related illness. Signs and symptoms of heat cramps usually include heavy sweating, fatigue, thirst and muscle cramps. Prompt treatment usually prevents heat cramps from progressing to heat exhaustion.

You usually can treat heat cramps by drinking fluids or sports drinks containing electrolytes (Gatorade, Powerade, others), getting into cooler temperatures, such as an air-conditioned or shaded place, and resting.

By preparing yourself in advance for a warm day your body will be ready and you will have an enjoyable day.

About Regalia

Moreno Valley College graduates wear teal regalia during the ceremony. Regalia items include caps, gowns, tassels and hoods. Honor cords and sashes are also available to eligible students for academic achievement and program participation. The regalia for certificate and associate degree attainment are different. 

At MVC, we honor your individuality and support decorated graduation caps. However, we ask that if you choose to do so, the cap must be decorated in good taste, and no foul language or explicit images are allowed. No other changes to any other part of your regalia is allowed. Your honor society ropes and your programmatic sashes have already been pre-approved.

Student Regalia Purchase

We recommend purchasing your regalia in advance for proper fitting. Commencement regalia is on sale in-person and online through the MVC Bookstore starting in May each year. Regalia (a cap and gown) is required for participation in this event. You must purchase your regalia from the college you applied to graduate from. If you need assistance with purchasing regalia, contact commencement@mvc.edu

Order Your Regalia Bookstore Hours

For Students Experiencing Financial Hardship

We don't want financial hardships to get in the way of this momentous accomplishment. If you are experiencing a financial hardship impacting your ability to purchase commencement regalia (cap and gown), please let us know through a short online form. Regalia support is limited, and requests will be screened and approved on a first-come basis. Please allow 5-7 business days for a response from the Office of the Dean, Student Development and Wellness following your submission. Direct questions to commencement@mvc.edu

Faculty Regalia

Faculty may purchase regalia online or rent regalia by emailing the MVC Bookstore manager, Kristine Clark. Provide the following information in your rental request: college, major, degree and gown height.

Grad Images will take two photos of each graduate at Commencement as you line up for your name to be called and when you walk across the stage.


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