Mott Community College holds commencement ceremonies once a year in the Perani Arena at the end of the Winter semester. 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 3 at 2:00pm. Graduation candidates must arrive before 1:30pm.
Graduate Honors Reception Eligible graduates who have achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in their studies will be
invited to a college-wide Graduate Honors Reception which will be held Thursday, May
1, 2014 from 6:30-7:30pm, at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center. Students who
qualify receive an invitation from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice-President.
Invited grads, families and friends must RSVP as tickets are limited. Graduates will
receive their honors pins and those earning an Associate degree with a 4.0 GPA along
with the Paul Karr and Phil Braun award winners will be recognized during the ceremony.
Paul Karr Award The Paul Karr Award is awarded each year to the graduate chosen to represent the
class as its best citizen on the basis of scholarship based on number of credits and
GPA, character and service. This honor is noted on the student’s permanent record.
Phil Braun Award Recognition is awarded each year to the graduate most outstanding in scholarship.
This honor is noted on the student‘s permanent record.
Graduation with Honors Designations Students graduating with a cumulative 3.0 – 4.0 GPA will receive one of the following
notations on their Associates Degree transcript:
A photographer will be present at the graduation ceremony to take photos before the
ceremony and when you walk across the stage to receive your diploma. The company will
send you information about ordering photos shortly after the ceremony.
Commencement Ceremony Location: Perani Sports Arena 3501 Lapeer Rd. Flint, MI Arrival Time: Graduation candidates need to arrive NO LATER than 1:30pm. There is NO rehearsal. Assembly Location: Proceed to the downstairs level of the arena. MCC staff will be present to direct
the candidates in the commencement lineup. Regalia: Graduation candidates MUST wear traditional cap and gown. Seating: There is no assigned seating, however Honors Program and PTK graduates are invited,
but not required, to be seated in the front rows. Calling to the Stage: Each candidate must have the yellow card sent in their graduation packet. The candidate's
name is to be printed in LARGE BLOCK LETTERS on the back of the card. This card is
used to announce you at the stage and to identify you to the photographer. Degree/Certificate Presentation: Only your name will be read at the stage; not your degree or certificate. The graduate
is called to the stage only once, even if several degrees or certificates are conferred.