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Tidewater Community College’s 78th Commencement Exercises

Spring Commencement 2024


The in-person commencement ceremony will be held at Chartway Arena, 4320 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA.

  • Parking is available in the garages located at the corner of 45th Street and Hampton Boulevard.
  • Designated handicapped parking is on the first floor of the 43rd Street parking garage and the second floor of the 45th Street parking garage.
  • There is also a drop-off location on 45th Street.

Leave your purse and any other valuables with family or friends. Guests and children are not permitted in the graduate assembly area or the arena floor at any time. Admission is open to all; TCC doesn’t issue tickets. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

RAMP UP For Graduation

Learn how you can get ready for graduation! – REGISTER HERE

Review graduation requirements
Apply for graduation
Meet alumni and fellow grads
Plan your cap & gown purchases

Tuesday, February 27
12:30-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m.
Chesapeake Campus – Academic, Rm 4310
Portsmouth Campus – A Building, Rm A 111

Tuesday, February 29
12:30-2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus – Martin, Rm 2502
Virginia Beach Campus – Bayside, Rm 207

Participate in Commencement:

Graduates, the steps to participate in Commencement are easy: 

  • Apply for Graduation by April 2
    • Log into myTCC
    • Select SIS (Student Information System)
    • Click Student Center
    • Click Apply for Graduation
    • If you need further assistance, please see an advisor or email
  • Make sure you select the option to authorize your named to be published on the application so your name is included in the program and celebration material.
  • Apply by April 2 to be included in all published materials.

Graduation keepsakes, announcements, regalia, and a graduation memorabilia are available from our partners.

TCC Bookstores:

Balfour (custom announcements):

Oakhall (regalia):

Custom t-shirt with list of graduates and gifts:

Celebrate together! Share graduation photos and messages to the Class of 2024 on social media with the hashtag #TCCGrad24

Family, friends and community supporters, share your message with the Class of 2024 though TCC social. Search Tidewater Community College in the Gifs search bar to add TCC Grad to your stories. Tag @tccva and we will share on the College’s social media pages.

Welcome to the TCC Alumni Community!

We know how much hard work and effort you’ve invested into this accomplishment. You have a wonderful future ahead, and we want to remain a part of your story. As a member of the TCC Alumni Community, you will have countless opportunities to enjoy great events and help future TCC alums. We invite you to become a PROUD member of the TCC Alumni Community and submit your personal email for invites to future alumni gatherings, both virtual and in-person. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Fall Commencement 2023