TCC's 63rd Commencement Exercises will be held Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University, 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. Map and directions
Commencement ceremony information
Arrival & tickets
Students should arrive by 9 a.m. Parents and family members should plan to arrive well in advance of 10 a.m. Admission is open to all; TCC doesn't issue tickets. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.
No parking permit is necessary. Parking is available in the garages located at the corner of 43rd 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.
Check in & assembly
All graduates should report to the Ted Constant Center wearing the appropriate regalia. Leave your purse and any other valuables with family or friends. Guests and children are not permitted in the graduate assembly area.
Students who need special accommodations should contact the Office of Educational Accessibility to make arrangements.
Photos & videos
The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on TCC’s website and YouTube channel. No individual photos are taken of graduates at the ceremony. You are encouraged to share your photos on TCC’s social media pages using the hashtag #TCCGrad16. Guests will not be permitted on the floor near the stage to take pictures during the ceremony.
Questions about the commencement ceremony? Call the Info Center at 757-822-1122.
Preparing for commencement
Instructions and details regarding commencement will be mailed to all graduation applicants approximately one month prior to the ceremony. Here is important information to help you prepare for the ceremony.
Cap & gown
Caps, gowns, tassels and cords are available for purchase at all Barnes & Noble at TCC campus locations. A cap, gown, tassel and stole set costs $44.98. Campus bookstores will also sell individual items if needed.
Students must purchase their own honor cords at Barnes & Noble Bookstore when they purchase their regalia.
Phi Theta Kappa stoles
PTK regalia is the member's responsibility. Regalia can only be purchased online at the PTK store.
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