Graduating seniors at Marymount California 2019


A Virtual Celebration

The university has postponed our traditional May commencement ceremony, with plans to host an in-person celebration for the Class of 2020 in the future. We know how important this milestone is for students and their families who supported them on this journey. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through options that will allow us to honor Marymount graduates and celebrate their accomplishments together. Enjoy the commemorative commencement program.

Students on graduation day at MCU

Go out and do great things!

President Brian Marcotte sends his congratulations to the Class of 2020. You’ve been gaining skills and knowledge, and preparing for the future. Roman philosopher Seneca once said luck is the intersection of opportunity and preparedness. That’s where you are today. We have to seize the day and make the best of it. Thank you for who you are and who you will become. Go out and do great things!

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Legacy Award - Elias Ababa
Student Employee Award - Christina Molina
Resident Assistant Award - Nicholas Jacobson

You’ve shown dedication and resilience

Provost Ariane Schauer wishes the Class of 2020 well, congratulating grads on their academic achievements in a particularly meaningful year. A college degree is a symbol to the world of your dedication, adaptability and resilience. You see things through and get things done. Be proud of this milestone. God bless you!

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Class of 2020
Grad Cap Decorating Contest Winners


1st – Kayla Kelley
2nd – Alejandro Lesso
3rd – Katherine Robertson

Most Creative

1st – Hailee Powell
2nd – Tobe Enenwali
3rd – Augie Onorato

You got this!

Vice President of Student Affairs Ryan Alcantara offers congratulations to Class of 2020. It’s not the challenges and stumbles of life that define who you are, it is your ability to pick yourself up and move forward that shapes who you will become. Remember the good times and friendships you made here. And remember the struggles not as dark days but rather as a badge of pride. Nothing can hold you back, and no dream is too big if you’re willing to put your passion and practice to bear. You got this!

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We are proud of you

On behalf of Campus Ministry and Fr. Paolo Garcia, thank you for your sacrifices and hard work. We’ll continue to pray for you and support you. Stay close to Jesus as you follow whatever the Lord has in store for you.

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You’ll always be welcome here

Ryan O’Connell from the Office of International Services sends a big congratulations to the our international 2020 grads. You took a giant leap out of your comfort zones to come here, and it paid off. Whether you’re headed back to your home to make an impact in your community or staying in the United States to pursue a career, you’ll always be able to call Marymount your home away from home.

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Information for Graduates

If you have any outstanding accounts at Marymount, your diploma and transcripts will be held until all accounts have been cleared.  Please contact the following departments by phone or email to

Settle outstanding accounts:Where:
Unpaid Tuition, Parking Tickets, etc.Student Accounts
Financial AidFinancial Aid Office
Overdue Library Books/finesLibrary Cecilia Hall OC C200
Student ConductThe Villas, Mariner’s Landing, SPRC Rm. 202

A verification is a request for a university to verify a student’s degree and enrollment information. Unlike a transcript, a verification is simply a confirmation of degrees earned and does not include course grades. Students may need certification of enrollment to defer student loans, provide proof of enrollment for health insurance, verify degrees for prospective employers or show proof of academic standing to enroll in another institution.

  • An enrollment verification may not be requested until after until the add/drop deadline has passed.
  • We verify one semester at a time.
  • We can verify the current semester and the prior semester of enrollment.
  • The Registrar cannot give grades as part of an enrollment verification, so you will need to request an official transcript instead.
  • Lenders will require a new enrollment verification each semester.
  • The Registrar will provide an enrollment verification should a deferment need to be resubmitted or faxed.
  • There is no charge to fax deferment forms.
  • It may take up to 72 hours to process your request.

Please refer to the enrollment and degree verification form to request a verification of enrollment status or a letter of completion confirming the conferral of your degree.

All Marymount California University graduates automatically become part of the MCU Alumni Association. There is no membership fee to join, and enrollment is automatic upon graduation. MCU alumni enjoy lifetime access to career planning resources to help you find a job, polish your resume and networking skills, or connect with employers and professionals in your field. 

Be sure to keep your contact information up-to-date and stay connected through Mariner Career Connect or reach out to us at We want to hear how you’re doing so we can celebrate your professional successes and invite you back to campus for alumni reunions, networking and other special university events. We also hope you will join us for opportunities to share your happy memories and success stories with prospective students and families, and donors, and perhaps volunteer as a mentor.