Mount Marty College Commencement

You did it! Commencement is an exciting time on every college campus. Graduation is always a soulful blend of long-standing traditions, emotional goodbyes, and reflections on adventures that lie ahead. Here are some things you should know about the big day. If you have questions, please contact Wyatt Yager at (605) 668-1286 or email


FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019


SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019






We hope you participate in commencement as a way of sharing this accomplishment with your classmates, families and the MMC community. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Please call (605) 668-1542 or email by April 30 to let us know if you’ll be participating. This helps us plan seating for the graduates.

Line up
Baccalaureate: Gather in Peace Chapel 6:40 p.m. 
Commencement: Gather in Library Gym by 9:15 a.m.

Cap and Gown
Please visit to reserve your cap and gown for Commencement.  You will need to complete your order online before April 28 or you will not have a gown for Commencement. 

Here is a checklist to help make sure you are ready.

All the important people in your life deserve to join in the celebration of your accomplishment, so there’s no limit to the number of guests you can invite to the ceremony and no admission tickets are required. Seating for people with disabilities is available on a first come, first served basis. Ushers will be available to help. The ceremony will last about an hour.

Baccalaureate is a service of worship signifying the completion of your undergraduate years. Baccalureate is held in addition to the commencement exercises for undergraduate students in the spring only. Family and friends are welcome to attend in the Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel.

Visit Yankton Chamber of Commerce for information on lodging, dining and other accommodations.

Visit Watertown Chamber of Commerce for information on lodging, dining and other accomodations.

Yankton Commencement

All graduates and guests are invited to a reception in Benedict's Cafe following the commencement ceremony for light refreshments, photos, hugs and farewells.

A professional photographer will take photos of all graduates immediately after they receive their diplomas. Photos will be available online approximately 2-3 weeks after commencement. Contact the MMC Marketing Department at with questions.

Guests may also take photographs during the ceremony, but must remain outside of the candidate seating area. There will be time for personal photographs after the ceremony. 

We use all of your college work (including transfer work) to determine graduation honors. Honors announced at graduation are based on previous term standing and can change depending on final degree verification. We’ll mail diplomas to students who have successfully completed all course work and met all financial obligations. Any questions please contact the Registrar's Office at (605) 668-1515 or email