Graduation Info | Technical College of the LowCountry

Graduation Info


The 2019 Commencement Ceremony was held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the Henry C. Chambers  Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort, 700 Bay Street.   #TCL2019

2019 Commencement recognzied 276 TCL graduates!

Commencement speakers included Bill Bowers, a former TCL instructor and  former S.C. Representative, and Naomi Beulah, a graduating early care and education student. In addition, former Beaufort County Councilman Jerry Stewart received the Presidential Medallion, the College’s top honor.

See the Commencement Program Booklet | See the List of Graduates

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The Beaufort County Channel will be filming Commencement. Watch Commencement on the Beaufort County Channel on TV or online or purchase a DVD on this webpage.


Professional Photographer Scott Moody has posted Commencement photos. Click here to view/purchase. (Just enter you name and email when prompted.)

Fact Sheet for 2019 Graduates

For everything you need to know about Graduation, including cap & gown ordering, rehearsal, honor cards, schedules, photography, ceremony etiquette and more, download the Fact Sheet for 2019 Graduates here.


Cap & Gowns

To Order:

Visit the Herff Jones website here. Fees must be paid (by credit or debit card only) when the order is placed. The deadline to order your cap and gown is March 15, 2019. (If you miss the deadline, contact the bookstore at 843-525-8303).


Diploma and Certificate Students

Cap, Gown, and Tassel Unit $39.95 plus tax.

Associate Degree Students

Cap, Gown, and Tassel Unit $39.95 plus Associate Degree Hood $33.00

Pick Up:

Pick up your online cap and gown orders from the Beaufort Campus Bookstore either Monday, May 6 or Tuesday, May 7, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Orders MUST be picked up BEFORE graduation rehearsal (bring your Herff Jones receipt). If they are available for pick-up before this time, we will notify you via email.

Graduation Announcements

Announcements  will be for sale in the Beaufort Campus Bookstore ($1.50 each plus tax).

Class Rings

Rings may also be purchased from Herff Jones website here. If you have any questions, please contact TCL’s Herff Jones Representative Kim Newton at 912-764-9314 or

Questions: Contact the bookstore at 843-525-8303.

Graduation Application Information

The Graduation application deadline is March 1, 2019!

Are you nearing completion of all of your program requirements?  Students who anticipate completing all program requirements must submit an application to graduatePlease note that you must apply to graduate even if you do not plan to participate in the formal graduation ceremony in May.  There is no fee to apply to graduate.

Note – August and December graduates are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony the following May.


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