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2015 MCTC Graduation Ceremony

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments
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Etonam “Fanny” Okaikue-Woodi and Louis Fobb, 2013 MCTC graduates.

Please join Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) in recognizing the outstanding achievements of our graduating students on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.

The spring 2015 graduation ceremony will honor graduates from the summer of 2014, fall of 2014, spring of 2015 and summer of 2015, and will feature WCCO Reporter Reg Chapman as emcee for the event, MnSCU Trustee Louise Sundin and special guest Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison as the graduation speaker. A student from the graduating class will deliver a commencement address as well.

The graduation ceremony and related events are sponsored by MCTC Student Life.

Arrival time and tickets

The auditorium doors will open at 6 p.m. Space is limited and you will need a ticket to attend this event. Each graduate will pick up a limited number of tickets and are responsible for ensuring you have a ticket to attend the Ceremony. If we have any additional tickets after graduates pick up their tickets, we will distribute them outside of the Auditorium on a first-come, first-distributed basis.


The cost of parking at most ramps near the convention center is approximately $10. You could also park in the MCTC parking ramp for $5 (or $2.50 with a prepaid parking card) and walk; the convention center is less than a half mile from the MCTC campus.

Accommodations for people with disabilities

If you will require accommodation to make it possible to attend the Graduation Ceremony (such as wheelchair access, special seating, or a sign language interpreter), or if you need the program in an alternative format please contact the Disability Services Office at 612-659-6730.

Graduation photos

Family and guests are welcome to take photos with graduates in the lobby before or after commencement. You may also take some photos or video from your seat inside the auditorium.

GradImages® will photograph graduates receiving their diploma covers during the ceremony. Proofs will be mailed to graduates within the two weeks following the Ceremony, at which time the graduate can purchase prints.

Cell phones and electronics

In order for all guests to enjoy Commencement without distraction, we ask that you turn off the ringers and sounds on your cell phones and other electronics during the Graduation Ceremony. We appreciate your thoughtfulness in this matter.

Current students

You can find information about preparing for graduation on the MCTC Intranet:

Congressman Keith Ellison Encourages Eligible MCTC Students to Enroll in MNsure

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

Keith Ellison speaks at MCTC about MNsure.On March 18, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison visited Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) to encourage eligible students to enroll in MNsure, the Minnesota health insurance exchange. The deadline for eligible residents to enroll in the exchange is March 31.

Rep. Ellison was joined by MNsure navigators who answered questions and assisted MCTC students in enrolling in the exchange. MCTC has a large number of students who are currently un- or under-insured and may benefit from the state exchange. All enrolled MCTC students have the option to receive basic health care services at the campus Boynton health clinic, an initiative funded by student fees.

Rep. Ellison remained at MCTC for close to two hours to speak with students. His visit was covered by several local news outlets, including Insight News. Read their full story here. For a photo gallery from the Congressman’s visit, click here.

Congressman Keith Ellison Discusses How the Healthcare Bill May Impact You

Posted on: September 15th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Congressman Ellison will discuss provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will be implemented on September 23. The bill allows parents to cover their children on their health plan until age 26.

The bill includes free preventive care. No children will be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. There will also be new appeals processes for claims to insurers and more. (more…)