Graduation Information

If you believe you are eligible for an associate in arts degree, associate in science degree, certificate of achievement, or certificate of completion, you must apply for graduation.  The application can be submitted online through MyMendo, or a paper application submitted by email.  

The DEADLINE to apply for your degree or certificate and ensure that your name is included in the 2024 Commencement Program is: Monday, April 22, 2024. 

  • Online Graduation Application

Log into MyMendo and select Apply for Graduation.
Select the desired program and complete the provided webform.
A brief tutorial is provided for this process or you can contact Admissions and Records with any questions.

  • Paper Graduation Application

Print the “Petition to Graduate” and complete the shaded section.
Make an appointment with your counselor to verify you have met all graduation requirements and complete the Petition to Graduate.
When done, please email your completed form to: 

An email with your graduation status is sent within 4 weeks of applying.

The fifty-first commencement ceremony will be held in person to celebrate the success of Mendocino College graduates from the 2023-2024 class.  The ceremony will be held at the Stadium Field on the Ukiah Campus Friday, May 24, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

Inclement Weather Plan

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place as planned.  Guests, faculty, administrators, and students should dress appropriately for hot weather and bring umbrellas for rain or sun protection, if desired.

Graduate Check-In and Ceremony Line-Up

There is no rehearsal for the ceremony. Graduates may arrive as early as 5:15PM and check-in with staff at the Gymnasium. Please arrive no later than 5:50PM.

At check-in, you will receive a Graduate Announcement Card to complete.  This card is used to correctly pronounce your name when you receive your diploma cover.

Graduates will keep their Graduate Announcement Card with them as they form lines (double file).  Staff will assist you in finding your place in line. To sit next to another graduate during the ceremony, be sure to stand in front of, or behind that person in line.

Caps and Gowns

Caps, gowns, tassels, and diploma frames can be ordered online through Jostens.

Orders must be placed by April 26, 2024 to ensure delivery prior to the ceremony.

A limited number of gowns are available in Admissions & Records.  If you would like to borrow a gown, please contact us at: 707-468-3101 or


Graduation photos for Mendocino College's 2024 Graduation Ceremony will be available for purchase from photographer Maureen Jennison.  A gallery of images will be posted within a few days of the May 24th ceremony to the photographer's website:

Prints (wallets, 4x6, 5x7, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12 and 11x14) and products (greeting cards, ornaments, magnets and mugs) can be ordered direct from the site and shipped to you.

Graduation Packets

Graduation Packets will be mailed to all 2023-2024 graduation applicants mid-March 2024.

During the ceremony, graduates will rise a row at a time and file to the front of the stage. They will present their Graduate Announcement Cards to college staff at the stage and move across to the President of the College and other college officials who will present a diploma cover.  Graduates will then have their official photo taken and return to their seats.

Whether you attend the ceremony or not, diplomas and certificates are issued within approximately 10 weeks of the end of the semester through Parchment.  An electronic diploma/certificate is issued first, and an email notification sent to your college email account when available and the printed diploma/certificate mailed soon after.

Please notify Admissions and Records of any address changes:

Though not required, it is requested that graduating students complete the Mendo Graduating Student Survey. The information provided allows the College to learn about your experience, what went well and what needs improvement.  Your thoughtful responses are appreciated!

Please contact Admissions and Records with any questions: