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(Fri) January 05 — (Mon) April 30, 2018 12:00am — 12:00am

Graduation Ceremonies


We congratulate you on your candidacy for an Associate degree or specialized certificate from Madera Community College Center. We are proud of you and your accomplishments, and encourage you to invite your family and friends to celebrate this important educational achievement.

Diplomas and Certificates

Diplomas and Certificates will be mailed to all graduates, free of charge, approximately 60 to 90 days after the end of the semester to the most current address on file with the College. (Note: if there are any holds the diploma or certificate will not be mailed until the hold is cleared)

Please login to WebAdvisor to make sure your address is current, and make changes if needed.

Commencement Ceremony

Share the joy of graduation with your family at the Commencement Ceremony. Wear your cap and gown with pride. You earned this day!

Important Dates

Graduation Application Deadline:

  • Apply for your Degree or Certificate by April 30, 2018
  • RSVP for Ceremony: before May 11, 2018 – RSVP Now
  • Commencement Rehearsal: May 16, 2018
  • Commencement Ceremony: May 17, 2018

Requirement to attend Commencement

Completed and qualify for Associates Degree during the year prior to the ceremony.


Program Details

  • Graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and tassels may be purchased at the Madera Community College Center Bookstore.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduates attend rehearsal, Wednesday, May 16, at 3:00 pm. Seat assignments are done at this time, so if you are unable to attend rehearsal make sure to arrive at the Commencement Ceremony Thursday night no later than 5:30 pm to be assigned a seat.
  • All Graduates participating in the ceremony should arrive by 5:30 pm.
  • Leave any personal items (backpacks, purses, etc.) in your car or with an audience member.
  • If you have a physical limitation you feel may make it difficult to participate, please contact Dr. Morgan in the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office at 559.638.0332 for assistance, no later than Monday, May 14, 2018.
  • Photographs will be taken by a contracted professional photographer of each graduate as they receive their diploma on stage and will be available for purchase after the event.

Ready to Graduate?

If you expect to complete your program of study by the end of the Spring Semester, you may be eligible to attend the next Commencement Ceremony.

If you previously attended a college that is not part of the State Center Community College District, make sure you have already transferred all coursework to Reedley College.

Normally, applications for graduation are processed within four (4) to six (6) weeks. Applications received after the deadline for the current semester will be delayed. At those times, applications will be held until the next semester and you should allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for processing.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – Final day of the semester

Spring Semester – Middle of February for Associate Degrees for Transfer and middle of April for all other degrees, check your class schedule book or calendar for the exact date

Summer Session – Final Day of the final session

Commencement Ceremonies

While you can graduate and receive your diploma or certificate following any semester, Commencement Ceremonies are held only once a year, at the end of the Spring Semester. The Commencement Ceremonies are intended as a celebration for you and your friends and family to honor their hard work, sacrifices and achievements.

  • Commencement Ceremony - occurs the last Thursday of the Spring semester. It is for students who have earned an Associate degree or certificate the previous Summer, or Fall, or will be earning their degree in the current Spring semester. The Commencement webpage link is activated each Spring and can be located on the homepage banner for more specific information.

If you may be eligible to participate in the ceremony, you will receive an email via your student email account (@my.scccd.edu) starting in April.

If you have not already applied for graduation, you will need to do so before the April deadline for Spring graduation. Reservations for the Commencement Ceremony and instructions on attendance will be posted on the homepage. It is your responsibility to check back for that announcement and make your reservations before the RSVP deadlines.

Apply for Graduation

Step 1 - Log into WebAdvisor

All applications for Graduation or for issuance of your Degree or Certificate must be made online through WebAdvisor. On the WebAdvisor Student Menu, select ‘Graduation Application for Degree/Certificate’ from the ‘Graduation/Commencement’ section.

Current Students Menu in Webadvisor

Step 2 - Select your Major (Degree or Certificate)

When applying for graduation, you may note that you have more than one eligible program (Major). If so, choose the major from which you wish to receive your degree or certificate.


If the major from which you wish to receive your degree or certificate is not found, you will need to see counselor to change your major.

Once your correct major is listed, select it and you will be taken to the Application for Graduation screen.


You may double-check that you applied correctly by going back to the application screen and looking for the “Date Applied”. If the date of your application has been entered, your application has been forwarded for evaluation.


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