Moraine Valley Community College Commencement

We look forward to celebrating next year with our 2024 graduates!



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


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2023 Commencement

Moraine Valley will celebrate the Class of 2023 with two in-person ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (the 3 p.m. ceremony is full, only the 10 a.m. is available for registration)

Graduate and Guest Information

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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.

We're so excited to see our State of Illinois High School Diploma #MoraineGrads cross the stage at 6 p.m. tonight! Family and friends who aren't able to attend in person can livestream the event at 🎓 ...

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Round of applause for our 2022 Student Employee of the Year and recent #MoraineGrad, Levin Paulson! 👏 Tap the link in our bio to read about his journey to Moraine Valley, working @mvcclibrary, his plans for the future and more. ...

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Summer mode 🔛

There are no classes and the college is closed tomorrow, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

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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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“Whether you played a sport, joined a student club, worked on campus as a student employee or simply attended classes, you have helped shape Moraine Valley Community College into the excellent institution of higher learning that it is, and that is something you can be proud of. You are leaving your fingerprint on our college, as we have left ours on you. I urge you to stay in touch with Moraine Valley after graduation. We want to hear about your successes as you go out into the world.
You are ready to take your next steps. Echoing Dr. Sweis-Dababneh, make service and kindness a part of your daily life. You will find joy in the little things you do for others. Remember the foundation you have built at Moraine Valley when you start to feel overwhelmed. You are a Cyclone, and you got this.”#morainegrad #classof2021

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With more than 3,000 votes, Janie Gestautas won the graduation cap decoration vote! #graduationcap #graduationcapsdecorated #classof2021 #morainegrad ...

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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

The graduate message form is now closed. Enjoy the video below sharing all your messages for the class of 2023!

Graduation Registration

Registration is now closed for the 2023 ceremonies. We look forward to celebrating next year with our 2024 graduates!

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

This form is now closed.

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