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Thursday, May 25, 2023
6 p.m.
Middlesex Community College Campus

The ceremony and festivities for the graduates of Middlesex Community College Class of 2023 will take place on the Middletown campus Thursday evening, May 25, 2023, at 6 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the graduation ceremony will be moved to O.H. Platt High School located at 220 Coe Avenue, Meriden, CT. Notification will be sent to all graduates via their student email accounts and announced on the college website on the day of the ceremony. If the ceremony is moved indoors, there will be a limit of two guests per graduate. Tickets, distributed with cap and gown, must be presented for entrance to Platt’s auditorium. Please note helium balloons are not allowed in the high school.

Notification will be sent to graduates regarding cap, gown, and rain day tickets once they are available. They may be picked up at the bookstore located in Founders Hall during operating hours. Students must present their ID to pick up regalia.

For students ready to graduate, please click on the following link to complete and submit the graduation application before the April 15, 2023, deadline. Please check the website (Graduation Application | Middlesex Community College, CT ( for requirements to graduate.

Additional information will be coming soon.


Welcome, MxCC Graduates! 

Commencement Speaker

Jimmy Greene holding saxophone

Renowned Grammy® -nominated jazz saxophonist, composer, and professor Dr. Jimmy Greene will be the 2022 Commencement speaker.  Dr. Greene is co-coordinator of Jazz Studies and associate professor of music at Western Connecticut State University and was awarded a 2013 Outstanding Faculty Award for his efforts. Prior to his WCSU appointment, Dr. Greene taught at the University of Manitoba, SUNY Purchase, and the University of Hartford Hartt School of Music. Dr. Greene has given clinics and master classes throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Israel, and Russia. Three of his former students have been named semi-finalists in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and 18 student musicians and small ensembles under Dr. Greene’s direction have won DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards.

Two of his prior albums, Beautiful Life and Flowers: Beautiful Life Vol. 2 (both released by the Mack Avenue label) are celebrations of the life of his 6-year old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Beautiful Life garnered two Grammy® nominations, one for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and one for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for Greene’s song “When I Come Home.”  Greene has performed selections from the album on CBS This Morning, NBC’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and the nationally syndicated Meredith Vieira Show. His previous solo releases were also met with much critical acclaim.

Dr. Greene and his groups perform regularly in jazz venues, festivals and clubs worldwide. He has also performed and presented in churches, faith-based conferences, mental health conferences, and arts symposiums throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to his recordings and appearances as a leader, Dr. Greene appears on over 75 albums as a sideman and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Dee Dee Bridgewater, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others.

Dr. Jimmy Greene’s full bios may be found at and

President Cheng Commencement Remarks