The 2022 Commencement Ceremony was held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 13 at Beaufort Waterfront Park rain or shine.

More About the Ceremony

We look forward to honoring our 274 graduates and welcome their families and friends at our in-person ceremony. Graduate Alysha Kromm will deliver the student address, and Deputy City of Beaufort Manager and TCL alumnus Reece Bertholf will deliver the keynote address.

Can’t attend in person? Watch it on The County Channel at or click video below to watch.

Information for Graduates

Commencement Ceremony— 6 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022

Location: Henry C. Chambers Beaufort Waterfront Park—700 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC.
(Note: The ceremony 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. We suggest that graduates and guests plan accordingly. Umbrellas are highly discouraged due to visibility. )

Graduates need to arrive: no later than 5pm (report to the check-in table to sign in and pick up your name card)

Parking: There will be designated parking lots for graduates and guests. Please click here to view the Commencement Ceremony parking map. Shuttles will run from all parking lots (except the Waterfront parking lot).

Attire: Graduates should wear dark attire and dark shoes.

Seating: There will be designated seating for graduates, faculty, and VIP guests. Please note that guest seating is first come, first serve.

**Graduates will be required to walk on various surface types and up and down stairs. High heels are not recommended.**

If you, the graduate, or any guests will require special accommodations the day of the ceremony, please contact Bernadette Macchi at at least one week prior to the ceremony.

Commencement Photography – VIEW NOW!

Pictures of graduates receiving their diplomas will be available through Pro Photo Inc. Click here to view the photo site for free digital downloads and to purchase professional prints.

Live Stream

The Commencement ceremony will be aired live on the Beaufort County Channel, including a live online streaming at DVDs can be ordered on the County website as well.

Honor Requirements

Honors are awarded only to students in programs 30 semester hours or more in length. Students will graduate with academic honors based on the cumulative GPA.

Summa Cum Laude — 4.0 Cumulative GPA
Magna Cum Laude — 3.75 – 3.99 Cumulative GPA
Cum Laude — 3.50 – 3.74 Cumulative GPA

Remember…all fines must be paid before you may receive your diploma and/or official transcripts.

Cap & Gown Information

If you missed the March 27th cap and gown order deadline please contact the College Store to inquire about availability. (843) 525-8303