Commencement is Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:30am

Be proud of your accomplishments!

Mineral Area College holds one Commencement Ceremony each year in May. Students who graduate in the previous Summer, Fall, and current Spring semesters are eligible to participate in the ceremony. There is no additional fee to participate in the May ceremony.

Cap and Gown Distribution

Cap and Gown distribution will be May 3 – 14, 2021, at the MAC Bookstore, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.


Due to limited seating and for social distancing, each graduate will receive 2 tickets for their guests. Tickets will be required to enter the Robert E. Sechrest Fieldhouse. No extra tickets will be given due to limited space for social distancing. Children that can sit on someone’s lap will not need a ticket. Tickets will be in your cap and gown packages.

Live Streaming

The ceremony will be live streamed on Mineral Area College's YouTube page. Head to this main page on the day of Commencement to view. Click here to go to MAC's YouTube page.

Special Accommodations

If you, or a family member, should require special needs or accommodations, please email with detailed information or call 573-518-2100.


Pictures will be taken at Commencement during the ceremony and/or you can make arrangements with Thompson’s Photography. You will receive price information when you pick up your cap and gowns from the MAC Bookstore.

Thompson’s Photography will be taking individual photographs of graduates on Friday, May 14th from 10 am – 2 pm in the Private Dining Room next to the cafeteria in the MAC Field House.

You may also call Thompson’s Photography at 573-431-1408 for more information.

Send a Digital Congratulations to Your Graduate!

Head to our free digital community bulletin board and wish your graduate congratulations through videos, pictures, or just heartfelt words. Just click "Add to Board" to send your message and be sure to include the graduate's name (can send as many messages as you want). This board will be public for everyone to see. 
Click here to go to the Digital Board.


We will not have a rehearsal.

Day of Commencement Exercises

Doors open at 8:30am.

Graduates should be in the Arts & Sciences Building no later than 9:30 am Saturday, May 15, 2021, to pick up the index card with their name and to line up. Remember to hang your tassels on the right!

Commencement Exercises begin promptly at 10:30 am and will last approximately one hour.


Graduates will receive a diploma cover during the Commencement Ceremony. Official diplomas will be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks  after final grades are determined.


Send an email to or call 573-518-2100.