LOWELL – Officials at Middlesex Community College announced Monday that the commencement ceremony for this year’s graduates will once again be done virtually to remain safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
MCC’s 2021 graduation video will premiere live at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27, on LTC channel 8 or MCC’s YouTube channel.
“MCC students persevere, and this has never been truer than throughout this past year,” Pamela Flaherty, MCC’s associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, said in a statement. “At this year’s commencement, we are excited to celebrate the accomplishments they have made, highlight the strength they have shown, and wish them well as they continue on with their educational and professional pursuits.”
MCC officials said that in order to help celebrate the occasion, all graduates who complete the graduation application process by April 30 will automatically receive a special graduation box in the mail, which will include a 2021 tassel, a keepsake graduation cap and an invitation to the Alumni Association.
Eligible MCC graduates will also have the opportunity to have their photographs taken on campus in May and as a gift from the college students will receive a free 5×7 photo shipped to them along with proofs to purchase additional photos if they so choose.
Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/graduation/ for more information about this year’s virtual commencement, graduation box and complimentary graduation photo session.