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73rd Commencement Exercises


TCC spring summer fall graduation commencement ceremony

73rd Commencement Exercises

Monday, December 20, 2021, 6 p.m. 
Chartway Arena, Norfolk, Va

Message From President conston

Congratulations December graduates of the class of 2021! It is time to celebrate your accomplishments. You have prevailed through the challenges bestowed upon you and deserve to be recognized. TCC’s 73rd Commencement Exercises will be held in-person at Chartway Arena. All 2020 and 2021 TCC Graduates are invited to participate. Learn more about the celebration below.

I hope to see you in-person on December 20! 


Commencement Speaker – Delegate Jay Jones

Del. Jay Jones is the keynote speaker for TCC’s 73rd Commencement Exercises to be held on Monday, Dec. 20, at Chartway Arena.

Jones was elected to the House of Delegates in 2017 to represent the 89th District. During his tenure, Jones fought to expand Medicaid, increase the minimum wage, and give teachers a raise. He also gave voice to progressive energy and environmental policies that improve the lives of all Virginians while preserving air, water, and land.

The descendant of slaves, Jones’ family has been in Norfolk since the early 20th century. His grandfather, Hilary H. Jones, Sr., was a pioneering Civil Rights attorney in Norfolk and became the first Black member of the Norfolk School Board. In 1969, he was appointed to the State Board of Education, the first Black to be named to the board in the history of Virginia.

2/15/18 – Richmond, VA – Virginia House of Delegates 2018. Photo credit: Amanda Maglione

Participate in Commencement:

Graduates, the steps to participate in the December Commencement are easy: 

  • Apply for Graduation by  Friday, December 3. 
    • 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 graduate@tcc.edu.
  • TCC Virtual Graduates from 2020 and May 2021
    • TCC graduates who celebrated commencement virtually in 2020 and 2021, you are invited to participate in the Fall 2021 TCC Commencement Exercises. Click Here to RSVP.

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

Balfour (custom announcements): www.cbgrad.com/school/TCC

Oakhall (regalia): tidewater.shopoakhalli.com

Custom t-shirt with list of graduates and gifts: www.thecommencementgroup.com/tidewater/

Celebrate together! Share graduation photos and messages to the Class of 2021 on social media with the hashtag #TCCGrad21

Family, friends and community supporters, share your message with the Class of 2021 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 create an alumni profile and submit your personal email for invites to future alumni gatherings, both virtual and in-person. We can’t wait to hear from you!