Honoring your academic achievements

Moreno Valley College celebrated the academic achievements and successes of the Class of 2023 at this year's Commencement Ceremony. To rewatch the ceremony, check it out on YouTube or keep scrolling!

The 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7, at College Park.

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Class of 2023

  1. Apply for graduation in WebAdvisor.
  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, attend rehearsal (optional), and bring a signed media release form on the day of the ceremony.

Media Release Form (pdf)

Need a diploma cover?

Class of 2023 graduates needing additional diploma covers may visit Admissions and Records in the Welcome Center, Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 6 pm. 

Students are entitled to a diploma cover for each individual degree or certificate earned. Diploma covers are free of charge.

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Watch Live

We live streamed Commencement 2023 over YouTube! If you couldn't make it to the celebration, feel free to tune in to watch the festivities.

Six photos of Commencement graduates arranged in a grid next to a Commencement 2023 headline; click to watch or listen to the live stream.

Ceremony Speakers

Each year, a faculty member and student speaker share inspirational thoughts with the graduating class.
Dr. Jeff Rhyne is this the 2023 faculty speaker

Jeff Rhyne, Ph.D.

Faculty Speaker
Jeff Rhyne is professor of English at Moreno Valley College. He currently serves as the chair of the Department of Communications, English & World Languages and the College’s vice president of the District Faculty Association. Rhyne has been teaching since 1992.
Alongdra Aguiniga, Student Speaker for 2023

Alondra Aguiniga

Student Speaker
As a first-generation student, Alondra Aguiniga's goal is to become a lawyer in order to advocate for those without a voice. She has excelled as an MVC student and as part of the College's Puente Program and is graduating with two associate degrees. She hopes, long term, to motivate, inspire and change people's lives for the better.

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.

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 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 that you applied for graduation. If you need assistance with purchasing regalia, contact commencement@mvc.edu

For Students Experiencing Financial Hardship

Depending on available funds, MVC purchases a limited number of regalia sets for students experiencing hardship each year. If you would like to help with this program, you may also donate your regalia to Admissions & Records or ASMVC.

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.

MVC graduates

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