• GED/High School Diploma Graduation Ceremony 2017


  • GED/Adult High School Diploma Graduation Ceremony

    Graduation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Mt. Hood Community College Yoshida Event Center (17th and Kane St) on the south edge of the Gresham campus. There is ample free parking throughout the campus.

    Graduates should arrive by 6:15 p.m. Check-in in room PE114 and line up as directed by MHCC staff no later than 6:30 p.m.

    Cap & Gown Information

    Students may purchase their cap, gown and tassel for $34.99 beginning May 1st through June 16, 2017 in the College Bookstore. The Bookstore hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Fridays. For cap and gown questions, please contact the MHCC Bookstore at (503) 491-7188.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What exactly happens at graduation?

    The program is similar to other graduation ceremonies: students and faculty file to their seats; there are two or three short speeches welcoming the graduates and their guests; the students cross the stage and GED graduates receive a certificate  cover.

    How long will graduation last?

    Graduates must arrive by 6:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 16th and lasts about an hour.

    What about pictures?

    Graduates and their families often want a photograph as a souvenir of the event. A professional photographer will take a picture of each student who crosses the stage, and a proof will be sent to the student who can then purchase pictures as he/she chooses. Family and friends should remain seated, but they may take snapshots from their seats.

    Do I need to tell you that I'm coming to Graduation?

    Yes, GED/AHSD graduates should RSVP (request for response) by Monday, June 12th, if you plan on attending the ceremony. This lets us know how many diploma covers to prepare. GED graduates RSVP to Adult Basic Skills AC2660 or by calling (503) 491-7333. AHSD RSVP to High School Services AC1162 or by calling (503) 491-7421.

    Will my name be included in the graduation book?
    • GED: If you pass your GED by Monday, May 15th your name will be included in the 2017 GED graduation program. If you pass after May 15th it will not due to printing deadlines.
    • AHSD: All students who have completed their diploma requirements by May 15th will have their name included in the program.
    I can't come to the graduation. Can I still get a diploma cover?
    • GED: Only those who RSVP’d and attend the graduation ceremony will receive a Mt. Hood Community College certificate cover. To order the official GED certificate visit: www.ged.com.
    • AHSD: Diplomas with covers are given to the student during their Exit Interview, not at the ceremony.
    What about rehearsal?

    There is NO REHEARSAL for the graduation ceremony. Therefore, please arrive by 6:15 p.m. You will be given verbal instructions when you arrive. Experienced marshals will line you up in the gym and guide you to your seats.