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Graduation Info


The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 8, at the Henry C. Chambers  Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort, 700 Bay Street.   #TCL2019

Graduation Application Information

The Graduation application deadline is March 1, 2020

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.

Fact Sheet for 2020 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 2020 Graduates – coming soon!


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 13, 2020. (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 for a total of $72.95 plus tax.

Pick Up:

Pick up your online cap and gown orders from the Beaufort Campus Bookstore either Monday, May 4 or Tuesday, May 5, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Orders MUST be picked up BEFORE graduation rehearsal on May 5 (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 beginning March 2, while supplies last ($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.



Student Records


Beaufort Campus Building 2, Room 106: M-Th: 8-5:30; F: 8-11:30 New River Campus: M-Th: 8-5:30; F: 8-11:30 Hampton Campus: M-Th: 8-5:30; F: 8-11:30