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Marty Meehan
Marty Meehan
 Marty Meehan, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Lowell and former seven-term Congressman, will deliver the keynote address during Mount Wachusett Community College's Commencement on Wednesday, May 21. Read more...

Mount Wachusett Community College Graduation 2014! 

Welcome to the Graduation 2014 public page.  This page is intended to provide you with all of the information you will need to enjoy the college's 49th commencement ceremony.



Backpacks and other duffle bags are prohibited. All other bags are subject to voluntary inspection by police.


bullet Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the Fitness & Wellness Center, located in the Vietnam Veterans Physical Education Complex at the Gardner Campus.
  • Seating for guests at the ceremony is on a first-come, first-serve basis and invitations are not required.
  • The Fitness Center fills up quickly and once we have met the capacity of the gym, guests will be directed to additional seating in a tent located adjacent to the Fitness Center where the ceremony will be simulcast in its entirety.
  • Expect commencement to last at least two hours.
  • The Commencement Reception begins immediately following the ceremony in the Commons area.
  • MWCC's school colors are blue and green.
  • Commencement Rehearsal is on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fitness and Wellness Center.


bullet "Project Graduation" Food Drive

Outside the fitness center, members of the MWCC Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will conduct the 10th annual "Project Graduation," food drive. All graduates and their guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the rehearsal or ceremony, which will be donated this year to the Gardner Community Action Committee in Gardner.


bullet Live Streaming Video, Twitter Updates and Keepsake DVDs!

If you can't be at the graduation, view it live! The ceremony will be streamed live in its entirety by MWCC. A link will be provided on this page shortly before the streaming begins.

In association with the Broadcasting and Electronic Media Program and the MWCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), we are pleased to offer the 2014 Commencement Ceremony in DVD format. This professional quality, edited DVD of MWCC's 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be available for a limited time at a cost of $15.00 each. This cost includes the cost of shipping and handling. Fifty percent of the profits from the sales of the DVD will go to MWCC's Phi Delta Chapter of the PTK Honor Society. PTK students will be donating the other 50% of the profits directly to MWCC's Students Serving Our Students (SOS). An online order form will be available soon.

If you're on the go, you can follow MWCC on Twitter for live updates of the event from your mobile device!


bullet Special Seating and Parking for Guests with Disabilities

Parking lot E (see directions and parking below) will be reserved for those with disabilities and will be available for parking begining an hour before commencement.  Reserved seating near the exit is available for those guests requiring it.  Reservations can be made using the reserved seating request form.  An ambulance and Emergency Medical Technician will be on-site.  


bullet Directions and Parking Information

The commencement ceremony will take place in the Fitness & Wellness Center, located in the Vietnam Veterans Physical Education Complex at the Gardner Campus.  Parking lot E, near the loading dock, and across from the Fitness and Wellness Center, will be reserved for guests with disabilities. It will be closed the entire day of commencement until one hour before the ceremony. Click here for complete directions to the college and a parking map.


bullet Commencement Reception

Immediately following the commencement ceremony, the college will host a reception for graduates, their family, friends, and college faculty and staff. The reception is located in the Commons area where refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the reception.


bullet Commencement Photos

The official commencement photographer (Commencement Photos, Inc.) will be taking pictures of each graduate at the ceremony and will contact each graduate directly regarding the purchase of prints. For further information regarding photos, visit the Commencement Photos website at


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