DMACC Commencement Ceremonies

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Graduating students in the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms are invited to participate in the annual commencement ceremonies in May 2021​. Students who plan to participate in one of the annual commencement ceremonies must indicate their intent on the applicatio​n for graduation. Participation in commencement ceremonies is free of charge.

Commencement Dates & Locations

​The decision has been made to hold a virtual commencement ceremony for 2021.  The date for the virtual commencement will be Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00pm CST.  Detailed information has been emailed to those who indicated they plan to participate.​

If you missed the email, then please click on this link and submit the form with a photo.

The deadline for submission of the online form is Wednesday, May 5. Only submit the form ONCE.

A link to the ZOOM event will be emailed on May 10 to those who submitted the form. The commencement video will also be recorded and placed on the DMACC website at a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact the Credentials/Graduation office at or call 515-964-6644 or 1-800-​362-2127, ext. 6644​.

Cap & Gown Pick-Up

​​Regalia (cap and gown/honor cords) has been ordered for graduates who indicated on their graduation application that they plan to participate in commencement. Due to COVID-19 and a remote working environment, regalia will ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP at the times listed below. Regalia will not be mailed to students.

  • ​​Metro ceremony (Ankeny, Urban, West, Newton) will pick up at Hy-Vee Hall / Iowa Events Center on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 11:00am to 7:00pm.​

    • Lifetouch photographers will be set up to take pictures of graduates in their regalia.​

  • Boone and Carroll students will pick up at a time TBD at their respective campuses.  ​​

DMACC Metro Commencement (Ankeny, Newton, Urban & West)

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

DMACC Boone Commencement

DMACC Carroll Commencement