Commencement is Saturday, May 14, 2022 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.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, April 25 - Friday, May 13, 2022:

    Six commencement tickets pick-up in the Provost Office, room C5, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

  • Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 13, 2022:

    Cap and gown pick-up in the MAC Store, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022:

    Thompson Photography taking graduate photos in Private Dining Room, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Program Details


Due to limited seating, each graduate will receive 6 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. Children that can sit on someone’s lap will not need a ticket. Tickets can be picked up in the Provost Office, room C5.

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 Commencement@MineralArea.Edu with detailed information or call 573-518-2100.


We will not have a rehearsal.

Day of Commencement Schedule

8:30am - Doors Open

9:30am - Students Meet in Concourse

Graduates should be in the Arts & Sciences Building - Concourse no later than 9:30am Saturday, May 14, 2022, to pick up the index card with their name and to line up. Remember to hang your tassels on the right!

10:30am - Commencement Begins

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

Post Ceremony

Photo Ops in the Quadrangle

Immediately following the commencement ceremony, head to the MAC Quad to take your own photos with the graduate for a traditional photo at the waterfall and with the graduation yard signs that will be set up.


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

Celebrate Your Grad!

Get Professional Pictures

Thompson Photography will be taking individual photographs of graduates on Friday, May 13th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm in the Private Dining Room next to the cafeteria in the MAC Field House.

You may also call Thompson Photography at 573-431-1408 to make additional arrangements if needed.

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.

Get Graduation Announcements

You can purchase Graduation Announcements with the official MAC seal, available now through the MAC Store.


Send an email to Commencement@MineralArea.Edu or call 573-518-2100.