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Open Houses set for Dec. 29 and 30

 TCC’s spring semester classes start Jan. 11


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Dec. 18, 2009) – On Monday, Dec. 21, Tidewater Community College’s New Portsmouth Campus opens for business, with academic, enrollment and functional operations now moved from the college’s original campus.


The new state-of-the-art facility, located adjacent to the Victory Village business park in Portsmouth, will welcome its first students for spring semester classes on Jan. 11.

Open houses are set for Dec. 29, from 10 a.m. until noon; and Dec. 30, from 1 until 3 p.m. These sessions will provide information about the campus and its programs and offer an opportunity to take a tour of the new campus.

Strategically located just off Interstate 264 at Victory Boulevard on land donated by the City of Portsmouth, TCC's new $65 million Fred W. Beazley Portsmouth Campus will serve more than 10,000 students annually.

The New Portsmouth Campus replaces TCC’s founding campus, which opened in 1968 when the Beazley Foundation donated the former Frederick College – approximately 750 acres of property in what became the City of Suffolk – and $1 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia to establish a community college to serve South Hampton Roads.

Please contact TCC's Information Center with questions or for more information, 822-1122.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 47,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit