TCL to return to Waterfront Park for in-person graduation

College asking community to help celebrate ‘graduation day’ on May 13

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Technical College of the Lowcountry is returning to an in-person graduation ceremony to be held at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.

This year’s graduation will take place at 6 p.m. May 13, at the park, and will include approximately 270 graduates.

“We are excited to return to this beautiful setting after holding virtual or drive-through graduations for the last couple of years,” said TCL President Dr. Richard Gough. “Graduating from college is a significant milestone in one’s life, so we’re very happy to offer this year’s ceremony in a place that rises to that occasion.”

To mark the event, the college is asking those who live or work in the downtown area to help celebrate along with graduates by hanging posters or balloons on May 13.

“Many graduates live and work in the area already, and most stay in the Beaufort area after graduation, so we are hoping our downtown businesses will help us make them feel extra special on this day,” Dr. Gough said.

TCL plans to hand out balloons to businesses along Bay Street the week of the ceremony.

*UPDATE as of May 12: The ceremony will be held rain or shine and will only be delayed and/or cancelled in the case of severe weather. Any delays will be announced onsite. A limited number of ponchos will be on hand. Graduates and guests are encouraged to plan accordingly. Umbrellas are discouraged due to visibility.

Learn more at www.tcl.edu/grad.