Drive of Champions
Drive of Champions is an exciting opportunity for the Class of 2021 to celebrate with Faculty, Staff, and Administrators at the Oceanside Campus. Graduates are encouraged to decorate their car, wear commencement regalia (cap & gown and stoles), and join members of their immediate household in one vehicle to parade Barnard Drive in a celebration honoring their accomplishment.
We're also thrilled to pass out exclusive GradBags and yard/window signs to the first 150 graduates, per each time slot, who RSVP and also attend the event. Unfortunately, we are unable to mail the items or provide additional pick-up times.
Please note: A cap and gown are not required to participate in [Virtual] Commencement or the Drive of Champions. Students are welcome to wear previous commencement regalia (ex: a highschool graduation gown) or purchase a set from a different vendor (ex: Amazon).
- Thursday, May 20 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Friday, May 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, May 27 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. **This event is for Adult High School Diploma graduates only and will take place at the Community Learning Center.
- Log into MiraCosta.edu/Engage using your SURF ID and password
- Search for Drive of Champions OR go to the #MCCGRAD2021 Events organization page and click to view all events
- Select the time slot you would like to attend
- RSVP to one event - they're all the same and there is a limited capacity for each one!
If you do not see the invitation to #MCCGRAD2021 Events and are a part of the Class of 2021, please email: Graduation@MiraCosta.edu
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities
Any graduate or guest with hearing or visual impairments, mobility limitations, or other special needs should contact Graduation@MiraCosta.edu by Friday, May 14, 2021, to ensure that requested accommodations can be provided on the day of the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I RSVP?
RSVP links will be available to Class of 2021 graduates on Monday, April 5th through the #MCCGRAD2021 Events group on Engage! This is a first-come-first-served event with limited capacity.
Are the events different? Can I go to any of them?
All events are identical, however the Drive of Champions on Thursday May 27 at the CLC will be exclusive to Adult High School Diploma graduates only.
Will there be photo opportunities?
Yes, there will be a professional photographer at the event! Only the graduating student is allowed to leave their car for this photo opportunity. These pictures will be available for purchase after the event through GradImages.
Do I have to arrive at a specific time?
When you RSVP, you will be asked to choose a specific time slot and you're encouraged to arrive at any point of that time period. There is a maximum capacity for each time slot, so please remember which time you choose.
If I don’t attend, can I still get a GradBag and yard/window sign?
Due to limited quantities, yard/window signs and GradBags are only available to the first 150 graduates per each time slot who RSVP and also attend the event. We are unable to mail the items or provide additional pick-up times, so we are excited to hand the swag out in-person!
Can I bring family / friends?
Only one vehicle is allowed per graduate. Students are welcome to invite their friends or family, as long as the county COVID-19 restrictions are followed.
Can I decorate my car?
Yes! We encourage you to decorate your car in a safe, responsible, and respectful manner. Faculty and staff would also appreciate seeing your name written somewhere on or within the vehicle to more easily recognize you.
How can I get involved?
We're exicited for all faculty and staff members who feel comfortable coming to campus to join us for the Drive of Champions! Information will be emailed to faculty and staff on how they can get involved closer to the dates.
Can I bring signs/posters?
Yes! We would love for faculty and staff members to show their love for Class of 2021 with signs or posters!
Do I need to RSVP?
Yes! Please let us know if you plan to attend and cheer on our graduates at the Drive of Champions event(s). By RSVP’ing, we can ensure that our graduates have the best experience possible and can provide you with up-to-date information, including maps of the “hype zone” and event reminders. RSVP by Tuesday, May 18.
Can I bring my family?
No, due to COVID restrictions we intend to limit the amount of people on campus to just faculty or staff members.
Where do I park for the event?
Faculty and staff parking for this event will be reserved in lots: 1B, 1C, and 3E
What should I wear? Are we supposed to dress in commencement regalia?
In the spirit of commencement, we encourage faculty and staff to wear their commencement regalia! Otherwise, MiraCosta College gear would be recommended.