Moraine Valley Community College Commencement

Friday, May 19, 2023


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Each graduate can bring four guests to the ceremony. Guests should arrive with the graduate. Tickets will not be distributed.


Monday, April 3, graduation regalia will become available for purchase 


Monday, March 20, commencement registration begins. Register here.


Send a message of congratulations to a graduate that will display during graduation.


Register now with GradImages and save 20% on your photo order.


2023 Commencement

Moraine Valley will celebrate the Class of 2023 with two in-person ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Graduate and Guest Information

Explore parking, seating and venue details. 

Students smile for a photo through the cell phone screen wearing their caps and gowns at graduation

Celebrating Our Graduates

Graduates, congratulations on earning a degree or certificate from Moraine Valley Community College! There’s no better way to celebrate this significant achievement than attending commencement. Crossing the stage is the perfect ending to the hard work, late nights and sacrifice you have put into gaining your credential. It’s time to relish in the joy and pride that comes with being a college graduate. Moraine Valley faculty and staff cannot wait to applaud you on May 19.


Family and friends, commencement is a celebration not only of personal achievement but also of the collective effort and support you have given to your graduate along the way. You have played an important role in their success. Thank you for helping make this day possible for your loved one. You are invited to use the form below to share a congratulatory message to your graduate that will play before the ceremony begins and be shared through the college’s social media


The ceremony will be live-streamed here and on the college's Facebook page for friends and family to watch.

Summer weather + beautiful campus = the perfect place to study for finals ☀️

Just like that, classes have come to an end for the semester. Best of luck to everyone on their exams, and we're already looking forward to having you - and all of our new Moraine Valley students - back on campus in the fall! Except for our #MoraineGrads, who we are so excited to see cross the stage at commencement in just one short week 🙌

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Class of 2022 #MoraineGrads, it's almost your time to shine ✨ There's only 6 weeks until graduation, so be sure to order your caps and gowns online or in person at the bookstore if you're planning to participate in a commencement ceremony.

Speaking of regalia, visit linked in our bio for details on participating in our annual grad cap decorating contest! 🎓 The winner will receive a prize pack on graduation day.

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Help us celebrate the class of 2023!

We need your help to celebrate the Class of 2023! Before graduates cross the stage, a presentation will be played in the gymnasium. Family and friends of Moraine Valley graduates are encouraged to share a congratulatory message that will be displayed ahead of each commencement ceremony in recognition of this year's graduating class. Fill out the form below and add to the excitement of commencement season.


Graduation Messages

Submit a message you want to share with a Moraine Valley graduate! These will be featured at the commencement ceremonies.

  • Parent, sibling, friend, significant other, etc.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.

Graduation Registration

Commencement Registration

Moraine Valley is holding two graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 19, 2023. You must register to attend. Note: You can only attend one ceremony.

"*" indicates required fields

Please provide your name as you would like it to be read on graduation day.
For example, Moraine Valley would be written as MOR-ayn VAL-ee
Max. file size: 10 MB.
We recommend using a voice memo app to record your name, which you can download onto your cell phone or computer if you don't already have one. Please speak slowly and clearly when recording your name so it can be easily understood.

Ceremony Information

You can only cross the stage once so you must select one degree or certificate.
I give permission for Moraine Valley to provide my contact information to GradImages so I can receive my photo proofs from the ceremony.
If you plan to receive photos from GradImages, you must provide your address.
I would like to stay connected with the Moraine Valley Alumni Office.
If you plan to stay connected with the Moraine Valley Alumni Office, please provide your personal email.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Win Free Regalia

Register for commencement before April 1 to be entered into a drawing for one of 50 free cap and gown packages. Winners will be notified by April 6.

Graduation, In the Gym, In Person, Families, Students, May, Spring 2022

Professional Photos

Register now with GradImages and save 20% on your photo order. A professional photographer will take several photos of you during the ceremony, including the moment you receive your diploma. To receive your proofs and take advantage of savings, visit the GradImages website and sign up before the ceremony.



One photo per entry allowed. The submission deadline is Friday, May 12. Voting will take place the week of May 15 on the college's Instagram story, so be sure you're following our account ahead of time! All caps entered in the contest will be included in the first round, and voting will continue until there are only three caps left. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 18. There will be Moraine Valley-themed prize packs awarded for the top three caps on graduation day so the creators can show their MV pride as an official alum!

Graduation Cap Contest

  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
    must be .png or jpeg file
  • Be sure to follow the college's account @morainevalley!

Order Regalia And Cords

You can begin purchasing your regalia from the bookstore Monday, April 3. Order online or stop-in to pick up your cap and gown. 



Gold Cords

Summa Cum Laude


Phi Theta Kappa Cords


Silver Cords

Magna Cum Laude


White Cords

Cum Laude


Gray & White Cords

With High Honors


Green & White Cords

With Honors