• Instructions for Graduates

    1. On the night of the ceremony, graduates will need to pick up and fill out two cards in room PE114 and then start lining up behind the bleachers in the Yoshida Event Center (MHCC gymnasium). One card is used to read your name before you cross the stage and then given to the professional photographer to mail your proofs. The second card goes to the sign language interpreter for our hearing-impaired guests. BE SURE TO CARRY BOTH CARDS WITH YOU UNTIL YOU TURN THEM IN WHEN CROSSING THE STAGE.
    2. On your graduate’s cap, the tassel belongs on your RIGHT. All graduates switch their tassels when they are instructed to do so by the President at the end of the ceremony.
    3. At 6:45 p.m. four staff marshals will lead you to your seats in the Yoshida Event Center (MHCC gymnasium) in two lines and on to the track to your seats. Please fill each row (trust the marshal who is leading you when they say there are enough seats) and remain standing until everyone has filed in. If you wish to sit with one of your classmates, be sure you are in the same line as they are.
    4. Graduation programs will be handed to you before the ceremony begins, so you can follow the order of events.
    5. The procedure for receiving your certificate cover is as follows:
      1. A marshal will indicate when each row should rise and move towards the stage.
      2. Once on the stage before crossing the stage, hand one card to staff on your right for the announcer and the other card to staff on your left for the sign language interpreter.
      3. As the announcer reads your name, step forward and approach the President to shake hands, receive your certificate cover and to have your picture taken. Extend your left hand to receive the certificate cover and your right hand for the handshake. Then proceed forward to shake hands with the next person, a member of the MHCC Board of Education.
      4. Continue to walk across the stage and down the ramp and return to your original seat.
    6. After the ceremony, the procession marshal will lead you out the same way you came in. PLEASE STAY IN LINE. Friends and relatives will wait for you.
    7. Your certificate fits easily into your MHCC cover.
    Tassel starts out on the right side of your face
    Extend your left hand to receive the certificate cover and your right hand for the handshake