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Graduation Info


Congrats to the TCL Class of 2018!

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony was held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Henry C. Chambers  Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort, 700 Bay Street.   #TCL2018

See the List of Graduates

Ceremony Highlights

Commencement speakers included Dan Wood, a TCL alumnus and Bluffton Town Councilmember, and Jasiah Ballenger, a senior at Whale Branch Early College High School who earned two associate degrees and three college certificates before graduating high school. In addition, Hilton Head Island resident and philanthropist Liz Clist received the Presidential Medallion, the College’s top honor. The Class of 2018 consists of 326 graduates who earned nearly 500 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

See the full story and more photos here.See the Commencement Booklet here.

Video: Now available!

Checkout the Beaufort County Channel website to watch online, see the broadcast schedule or order a DVD.

Photos: Now available!

Please click on links below to view and purchase photographs.

Student Awards Ceremony

Pinning Ceremonies


Important Information for Graduates

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 16, 2018 (if you’ve missed 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 7 or Tuesday, May 8, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Orders MUST be picked up BEFORE rehearsal begins on May 8 (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

Graduation application deadline is March 1, 2018!

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.

2017 Commencement


Ceremony Details


Student Records


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Human Resources Specialist


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