Open Door Project

Eligible students receive free tutoring, study skill workshops and academic, career and cultural counseling

Open Door students come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are often first-generation college students. 

Offered on the Norfolk and Portsmouth campuses, this federally-funded program helps students with academic performance while providing support services to keep them in school.

Services available through the program include:

  • Academic counseling
  • Career counseling and assessments
  • Cultural enrichment through trips, lectures and sporting events
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Individual tutoring
  • Laptop loan program 
  • Study skill workshops
  • Transfer counseling
     

How do I qualify?

To be eligible for the Open Door Project you must:

  • attend TCC's Norfolk or Portsmouth campus
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • demonstrate academic need
  • meet income eligibility criteria
  • be a first-generation college student and/or a student with a documented disability
     

Open Door Project staff

Kay Williams
Director
757-822-1257
kwilliams@tcc.edu

Linda Davis
Counselor, Norfolk Campus
757-822-1284
ldavis@tcc.edu

Willette Hackney-Davis
Counselor, Norfolk & Portsmouth campuses
Norfolk: 757-822-2211
Portsmouth: 757-822-1221
wdavis@tcc.edu

Laverne Freeman
Peer Advisor, Norfolk Campus
757-822-1218
lfreeman@tcc.edu

Zebeth Newton
Peer Advisor, Portsmouth Campus
757-822-2779/1269
znewton@tcc.edu

Contact Open Door

Norfolk Campus

Norfolk Student Center, Room 5309 (third floor)
757-822-1218
opendoor@tcc.edu

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Portsmouth Campus

Building A, Room 156
757-822-2211
opendoor@tcc.edu

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student success

Howard-bound student Ansari Smith grateful TCC got him back on track

Staff

Kay Williams, director of the Open Door Project, says she is filled with joy and excitement every time she watches her students graduate and transfer to four-year schools

Alumni

Alumnus says TCC was his second chance

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Student Services Offices

Extended Hours
Friday, July 21: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Special Enrollment Day
Saturday, August 5: 9 a.m. to noon
 

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Chesapeake Campus

Dean James Edwards

Pass Building, Room 146
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5115

Norfolk Campus

Dean Emanuel Chestnut

Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1585

Portsmouth Campus

Dean Dana Singleton

Building A, Room 150B
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2180

Virginia Beach Campus

Dean Marilyn Hodge

Building B (Bayside), Room B112
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7244