Miami Dade College to Celebrate Annual I AM MDC DAY Sept. 6

Miami, August 28, 2023 Miami Dade College (MDC) will celebrate its 8th Annual I AM MDC Day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, honoring the College’s rich history and unparalleled impact on the community. Organized by the Miami Dade College Foundation I AM MDC Day raises critical funds for scholarships and programs for students. This year, the College will host several events to commemorate I AM MDC.

I AM MDC Day kicked off with a free Kids and Family Festival on Saturday, August 26 at MDC Hialeah Campus and will wrap up on Saturday, Sept. 16 at loanDepot Park as the Marlins take on the Atlanta Braves at 4:10 p.m. Attendees will receive exclusive MDC-Marlins branded t-shirts and special seating along 3rd base. To purchase tickets, visit

On Wednesday, Sept. 6 at noon, MDC President Madeline Pumariega and community leaders will lead a celebration filled with activities, food, music and giveaways at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The day will end with a #MiamiTech happy hour from 6 – 9 p.m. at FREEHOLD in Wynwood. MDC will also mark this special day by illuminating its National Landmark Freedom Tower blue.

Alumni, faculty, staff and students, as well as donors and donor organizations, community leaders and the general public, are encouraged to display their MDC pride by wearing blue on Sept. 6 and posting photos on social media with the official hashtag #IAMMDC.

Below is the list of upcoming I AM MDC Day events:

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 MDC West Campus Parade

City of Doral City Hall

8401 N.W. 53rd Terrace

11:30 a.m.

West Campus will host an I AM MDC Day Parade on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the support of City of Doral Mayor Christi Fraga. MDC employees, students, alumni and the community are invited to participate in the caravan by contributing a donation that will support scholarships for students. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of City Hall and conclude at West Campus. Register by noon on Sept. 1 at To donate, visit and select West Campus. You may donate to support students even if you cannot participate in the parade.


MDC North Campus Celebration

11380 NW 27th Ave.

Building 4000, Breezeway and Grass Area


 12 – 1 p.m.

MDC Padrón Campus Celebration

627 SW 27th Avenue

Student Life Breezway

 12 – 2 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus Celebration

300 N.E. 2nd. Avenue

Building 1, Atrium

 MDC Medical Campus Celebration

950 NW 20th St.

Shark patio

 6 – 9 p.m.

MDC & #MiamiTech Happy Hour


2219 NW 2nd Ave.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 7, 12–2 p.m.

 MDC Homestead Campus Celebration

500 College Terrace

Building D Breezeway and Cafe Patio

 MDC Kendall Campus Celebration

11011 SW 104th St.

Fred Shaw Plaza

FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 5 – 8 p.m.

 MDC Alumni & Friends Gathering

Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

100 NE 1st Ave Third Floor

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 4:10 p.m.

 MDC Day – Miami Marlins

loanDepot Park

501 Marlins Way

About the Miami Dade College Foundation

Founded in 1965, Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support scholarships, academic programs, and support services so MDC students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. MDC Foundation also supports world-class arts and cultural programming at MDC that enriches the community. In 2020-2021, MDC Foundation distributed $30.5 million to benefit the students and programs of MDC. Known as Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences that prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Miami Dade College is the largest degree-granting institution in the nation. The college’s eight campuses offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways, including several baccalaureate degrees in biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, and others.

For more information and to donate, please visit I AM MDC Day.

MDC Foundation Contact: Dr. Stephanie Zapata, Director of Communication and Digital Engagement, 305-237-3240,