#IAMMDC Day is a day of celebration.

Thank You!

On Tuesday, September 6, we celebrated our first I AM MDC Day. The day-long event commemorated all that Miami Dade College has meant to students, our alumni, and families across our community while galvanizing community support for student scholarships.

Thousands of participants, who engaged with us across the eight campuses or online during the 24-hour giving event, collectively raised $67,326 for student scholarships. Guided by our principles to inspire connection, pride and generosity, I AM MDC Day reinforced the transformational impact MDC has on the lives of students and alumni – and on South Florida and beyond.

Mark Your Calendar for 2017 I AM MDC Day
Wednesday, September 6, 2017!

View the 2016 I AM MDC Day photo gallery.


Finn the shark

Show your pride, share your story and shape the future by supporting our student scholarships and programs. Whether on campus or in the community, students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to be part of this inaugural 24-hour event.

How can I participate?

  • Inspire pride for MDC
  • Increase awareness of the College’s economic and cultural impact on South Florida
  • Raise needed funds for student scholarships

Learn more about the history of Miami Dade College.


Opportunity changes everything. We want to make sure that everyone has their fair chance.

That’s why MDC works hard to keep tuition and other college costs low.

With the dedication of students, staff, alumni and supporters, we award more than 14,000 degrees and certificates annually.

MDC is an engine that helps transform our community by offering cultural, educational and economic opportunities to thousands.

Please support our programs with a generous donation that will help sustain and expand the growth of our entire community.


Support MDC programs and students with a donation. Our goal during this 24-hour period is to reach 1,428 participants to symbolize the number of students enrolled on MDC’s first day of class.

Text MDCFUND to 501501 to give $10.

“It’s hard to find a household in Miami-Dade County that hasn’t been touched by this College.”

Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College


We started out with 1,428 students on the first day of class. Now we have the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college or university in the United States: 165,000 and counting.

Our student body is among the most diverse in the country and our alumni groups consist of more than
2 million graduates.


Show your Shark pride by wearing your MDC blue or gear.


Join the conversation using the #IAMMDC hashtag and share your story.

Are you a student working at your future dreams? An alumni looking fondly back at your years with us? A member of our community who has benefitted from the jobs we create, the festivals we produce and our groundbreaking educational offerings?

Share your pride. Tell the world what it means to be part of this great and growing community.


Post a picture or video on social media and be sure to use the hashtag #IAMMDC. You can also download these social media graphics and change your profile and cover images: