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Modesto Junior College


MJC 95th Commencement - Friday April 28, 2017
Modesto Junior College, East Campus Stadium


MJC Graduation Luncheon-April 21th 12:00pm 

Modesto Junior College, West Campus Mary Stuart Rogers Building



Important Questions:

How can I obtain a copy of my transcripts?

Contact the Records Office, located in the Student Services Building, at 575-6018, or order your official transcripts online at

When will I receive my diploma?

Official diplomas will be available in the Evaluations Office after June 30th. Graduates will receive information by student e-mail to notify them of the pick-up date.

How can I graduate with honors?

Students can graduate with honors if their overall GPA is 3.5 or higher in all degree applicable courses. This is based on the student`s GPA at the end of the Fall Semester. This includes transfer work from other schools. Honor cords will be available in the Bookstore. For additional information contact the Counseling Department at 575-6080.

Is convenient parking available for graduates?

Parking will be available in all open lots at no charge. We suggest graduates park at the corner of Coldwell and College Ave in Lot #102.

When can I pick up my graduation supplies?

The Pirate`s Bookstore on East Campus will have supplies available beginning on March 21st.
Have questions? Contact the Bookstore at 575-6840.

Are personal photographs allowed?

Photographs are permitted during the ceremony. Please be mindful of blocking the view of others and remain seated.

How should I dress?

Dress up if you like, after all, it`s a celebration! Please dress according to the weather as clothing is required under your gown. You will be walking on the track and grassy areas. A flat, low heel and/or wedges type shoe is recommended. Sunscreen is also recommended. Remember, personal belongings cannot be left in the Gym.

Will professional photographs be taken?

Photographs will be taken as each student crosses the stage. Proofs along with order forms will be mailed to each student 5-7 days following Commencement.

Are balloons or air horns allowed at the ceremony?

No. Unfortunately, balloons, air horns, poppers and cow bells are no permitted. Please inform your family and guests.

Will security be present at the ceremony?

Yes. Security will be preforming bag checks at the gate to prevent the presence of weapons, alcohol, and drugs on campus. 

 Are tickets required?

When Commencement is held in the Stadium, tickets are not required and graduates may invite as many guests as they would like. 

Tickets are only required in the event of rainy weather. Commencement will then be relocated to the West Campus in the ACE Pavillion.   Rain tickets (limited to two tickets per graduating student) will be accepted at the door on a first come first serve basis until filled to capacity.

If I use an alumni`s cap and gown, how do I obtain rainy day tickets?

Please bring your borrowed cap and gown and go to the Bookstore (East Campus) to obtain rainy day tickets. In the event of rain, the 4:30 P.M Student Line-Up will take place in Founders Hall instead of the Gym.


Commencement Committee

The MJC Commencement Committee is a working group of MJC employees who plan and implement MJC's Graduation and related activities.  The following employees serve on the committee:

Yolanda Avila-Custodial Service Manager, YCCD Facilities & Operations

Dr. George Boodrookas, Dean of Advancement, MJC Foundation

Julie Berg-Multimedia Scheduler, MJC Media Services

Alejandra Chacon-ASMJC Faculty Advisor, MJC Campus Life & Student Learning

Harry Davis, MJC Campus Safety

Linda Hoile, Public Information Officer, MJC Marketing

Julie Hughes-Admissions & Records Specialist, MJC Counseling

Megan Lee-Administrative Specialist, MJC Campus Life & Student Learning

Judy Lanchester, Assistant Director, YCCD Facilities & Operations

Erik Maki-Music Instructor, MJC

Bryan Justin Marks-Associate Dean, MJC Campus Life & Student Learning

Sandy Marks, Foundation Specialist, MJC Foundation

Irene Nunez, Graphic Arts Specialist, MJC Marketing

Sherri Potts, Graphic Arts Specialist, MJC Marketing

Mary Silva, Counselor, MJC Counseling

Denise Solomon, Computer Science Instructor, MJC

Shami Soro, Textbook Buyer, MJC Bookstore

Dr. Layla Spain, Counselor, MJC Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S)

David Todd, Photography/Graphics Production Specialist, MJC Marketing

Geri Vargas, Executive Secretary, MJC Office of the Vice President of Student Services



Commencement Committee Meeting Dates

Tuesday       September 13                  2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       October 11                       2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       November 8                     2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       January 10                       2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       February 14                     2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       March 22                         2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       April 12                            2:30pm                CAT Building 262

Tuesday       April 18                           2:30pm                 Student Services Building 203

Tuesday       April 25                           2:30pm                 CAT Building 262



Commencement Committee Minutes 2017
September 13, 2016

October 11, 2016

March 22, 2017

April 12, 2017
Commencement Committee Minutes 2016
January 25, 2016
March 14, 2016
April 4, 2016
April 11, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016


 MJC 2016 Commencement

Campus Life & Student Learning

Contact Us

Phone: 209-575-6700

East Campus Hours

Campus Life Office
Student Center, Room 2

Student Activities Center
Student Center, Room 3

West Campus Hours

Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Friday