Dos and Don’ts

  • No cameras, vendors, guests or soliciting allowed in student robing/line-up area.
  • All cell phones should be turned off during the Procession and Ceremony.
  • If you earned two degrees, select which discipline you will march with and stay in that one line only.
  • Tassels are worn on the right. You will be told by the President when to move them to the left.
  • No gum chewing while receiving your degree and being photographed.
  • Gentlemen: keep headgear on for Invocation and National Anthem if outdoors.
  • Ladies: you are encouraged to wear flat or low-heeled shoes as the Band Shell grounds may be hard to walk on in high heels.
  • Reception follows the Commencement Ceremony (approximately 7:30 p.m.) in the MCC Village Courtyard.
  • Bring sunglasses and dress somewhat formally.