Marymount California University will host the 2021 commencement ceremony virtually on Friday, May 7 for all to attend followed by an online reception. On Saturday, May 8 (time to be announced), MCU will hold a commencement mass on campus and an in-person commencement ceremony, in accordance with recommended public health guidelines. We must limit in-person activities to local residents, with candidates allowed two guests and one car. Students will be surveyed to determine interest in attending on-campus events. Should interest surpass permissible headcount, MCU will host two in-person ceremonies to accommodate everyone. Stay tuned for additional details. We welcome the Class of 2020 to join us!
Graduating seniors, submit your photos wearing your regalia to take part in the Class of 2021 celebratory video! Email them to MediaTech@marymountcalifornia.
You are eligible to participate in commencement 2021 events if you have met one of the following criteria:
IMPORTANT: Participation in commencement does not imply that you have graduated or will graduate with a Marymount California University degree. You must meet degree requirements as indicated for your respective program to earn such degree.
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, email@example.com|
|Overdue library books/fines||JRincon@marymountcalifornia.edu|
Every graduate (Fall 2020) or candidate for graduation (Spring 2021/Summer 2021) must complete a commencement participation form if you are planning to participate in the virtual May commencement ceremony. The form must be completed no later than April 1, 2021.
President Brian Marcotte has confirmed the university will generously cover the cost of the regalia for the 2021 virtual commencement ceremony. To qualify, students are required to place the order by April 19. IMPORTANT: If you are ordering after April 11, delivery is not guaranteed before May 8.
Students can order regalia to have it shipped to a home address starting on March 5 at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_marymount/ or Herff.ly/Marymount/ Remember to use only the five last digits of your ID number.
Regalia consists of cap, gown, tassel and hood with Marymount colors – royal blue and white.
For an Associate of Arts degree, the cap and gown are royal blue. For baccalaureate and master’s degrees, the cap and gowns are black. The master’s gown has long sleeves, and the master’s hood also includes the designated color for the MBA degree.
Students also may order at their own expense commencement announcements cards, diploma frames and graduation rings.
Students with exemplary cumulative GPAs as of the end of Fall 2020 will be listed in the online commencement program with the following notations:
If you are a member of the following honor societies, please email the respective representative to order the honor stoles/sashes:
Membership from honor societies will also be identified in the program.
For approved cords, please contact:
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 free 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 Alumni@marymountcalifornia.edu. 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.
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.
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.
2021 SENIOR AWARDS
MCU is pleased to shine a light on a few of members of the Class of 2021 who graduated at the end of fall semester 2020. Click to see their photos and read their profiles.
Want to commemorate your virtual celebration? Missing campus? Check out these Zoom backgrounds for your next remote event, meeting or gathering. Click to download.
Upload photos and videos of you in your cap and gown to MCU’s Instagram or Facebook with the #MCUGrad hashtag. Include pics from your virtual celebrations, too!