Fall 2017 Commencement

Monday, December 18, at 6 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center

Watch a live stream of TCC's 65th Commencement Exercises on Monday, December 18 at 6 p.m.

TCC's 65th Commencement Exercises will be held Monday, December 18, at 6 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University, 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk. Map and directions

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Commencement ceremony information

Arrival & tickets
Plan to arrive well in advance of 6 p.m. Admission is open to all; TCC doesn't issue tickets. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

Check in & assembly
All graduates should report to the Ted Constant Center wearing the appropriate regalia and comfortable clothing underneath. 

Leave your purse and any other valuables with family or friends. Guests and children are not permitted in the graduate assembly area or the area floor at any time.

Special accommodations
Students who need special accommodations should contact the Office of Educational Accessibility to make arrangements.

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.

The following items will not be permitted in the building: backpacks, tote bags, glass, mugs, aluminum cans, bullhorns or noisemakers, confetti, coolers, thermos containers, beach balls, selfie sticks, and large parcels.

All parcels, including handbags, are subject to search. Coat racks, hangers and storage areas will not be available. TCC will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

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 #TCCGrad17. Guests will not be permitted on the floor near the stage to take pictures during the ceremony.

Concession stands and food services will not be available at commencement.


Questions about the commencement ceremony?

Call the Info Center at 757-822-1122.

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