Graduation Ceremonies At MDC

Miami Dade College will hold five 2016 graduation ceremonies on April 30. Students who  have met their program requirements for this academic year or will have done so by summer 2016 can walk at graduation.  

Participants should pick up their cap, gown and guest tickets at each of their respective campus bookstores. There are no fees for the cap and gown, which students can keep. Students must present their MDC ID when picking up their outfits.

The Hialeah and Wolfson campuses  will hold the first ceremony at the James L. Knight Center, 400 S.E. 2nd Ave. at 8 a.m. The Homestead and InterAmerican campuses will hold a ceremony at the Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 St., building 7000 at 10:30 a.m.

The Medical Campus will hold its graduation inside the James L. Knight Center at 1:30 p.m. Kendall Campus will hold its graduation at 3:30 p.m. at the Kendall Campus gym. The North and West campuses’ graduation ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the James L. Knight Center.        

All graduates should bring their MDC ID and name card the day of the ceremony. Graduates should arrive in their cap and gowns.

The following items will not be allowed: large bags, noisemakers, large cameras, tripods, coolers, balloons, banners and baby strollers.

For more information on commencement 2016 students, contact your respective Student Life Department or visit

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez, 33, is returning to Miami Dade College where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film at the North Campus. He will serve as a photographer and staff writer for the paper this year. Gonzalez obtained his Associate Degree in Mass Communications during the 2011-2012 school year while serving as Sports Editor for The Reporter. He earned the Best Sports Story award from the Florida College System Activities Association in 2011. He has also worked as freelance sports writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald.