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FAQ's MEC Commencement 2014 

How do I know if I’m ready for graduation?
Download our Graduation Checklist to quickly determine if you’re ready to graduate with the Class of 2014.
How can I apply for graduation?
Filing for Graduation started February 7 and will continue until March 14 in the SASS Center, Room B-2032. You must file for graduation in order to participate in commencement activities.
Where can I get my Cap and Gown?

Academic Regalia rentals and purchases for faculty and staff are available through Friday May 16, 2014 at the College Bookstore. Payment is due at the time the order is placed. See below for pricing details:

Master’s Package


Doctorate Package


Package without hood


Package without hood


MA Gown


Doc Gown


MA Hood


Doc Mortarboard




Doc Tassel


Students who are graduating with honors, remember to bring your gold honor’s card.

Can I leave after my name is called?
NO! All graduates must remain until the end of the ceremony for the safety and comfort of all guests. The ceremony will be approximately 3 hours. Once the procession has begun, you will not be permitted to leave the room.
Will there be lockers available?

No, locker rooms will not be available. Personal belongings such as cell phones, cameras, bags, etc. should be left with your family. 
How do I secure my 2014 Medgar Evers College class ring?
Josten’s will be on site on the following dates :
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, location TBA
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, location TBA
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, location TBA
  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, location TBA
How do I secure tickets to the 2014 Senior Ball and Boat Ride?
Members of the 2014 class can obtain tickets via EventBrite 

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
Early Bird Special w/ MEC ID May 23, 2014 $40.00 $0.00
Senior Link Ball & Boat Ride package special May 23, 2014 $60.00 $0.00
Senior Link Ball May 23, 2014 $35.00 $0.00
Senior Link Moon Light Criuse May 23, 2014 $35.00 $0.00
General Entrance fee May 23, 2014 $50.00 $3.74
When can I pick up my Commencement 2014 tickets?
In order to be eligible for Commencement 2014 tickets you must attend a official Graduate Briefing session. All students must sign-in at the event and complete an official Alumni Membership form.  Once you complete these necessary steps  you will receive an email confirmation on when and where to pick-up your tickets.
How many tickets am I eligible to receive?

Each graduate will receive 6 tickets. Students will be notified if more tickets become available. You must bring your official ID to pick-up tickets.

What GPA do I need to graduate with Honors?
Cum Laude (3.25-3.49)
Magna Cum Laude (3.50-3.69
Summa Cum Laude (3.70-4.00)

(All graduates candidates must have the above cumulative Grade Point Average by the end of the Fall 2013.)

Is there a special tassel to wear as a Honors graduate?

On Commencement Day, these candidates for graduation will be given a "gold tassel" to wear with their academic regalia.  The tassel will be provided at the sign-in desk the morning of Commencement.


Supporting Documents


News and Events

Spring Fest 2014
Wednesday May 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

Senior Portraits
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (click to view times)

President’s Reception for Graduates 
Wednesday May 28, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Nursing Pinning Ceremony 
Friday May 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

43rd Annual Awards Ceremony 
Tuesday May 27, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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