Technical College of the Lowcountry’s 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony is set for 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7. Please join us to celebrate and honor the success of our 342 graduates who stepped up and stepped beyond COVID-19 to make history of their own. A Graduation Drive-Through Celebration is set for 6 p.m., Friday, May 7 at the TCL New River Campus (scroll down for more information and to RSVP).

Virtual Commencement Video

The Virtual Commencement Video will go live at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7 on TCL’s YouTube channel. Join us online and view the Commencement video in its entirety and watch as each graduate is announced.

Graduation Booklet PDF

Follow along with the Virtual ceremony and view more about the featured speakers, honor graduates, and to see the full list of graduates and their awards.

Newspaper Announcements

TCL will run full page ads in our local newspapers listing each of our 2021 Graduates. Be sure to pick up a copy!

  • Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet: Sunday, May 9
  • Jasper County Sun-Times: Wednesday, May 12
  • Walterboro Press & Standard: Thursday, May 13
  • Hampton County Guardian: Thursday, May 13

Drive-Through Celebration Photography

Graduates will be able to download a free digital file as well as order prints of their photo with President Richard Gough. Click here to view/download/purchase.

Information for Graduates

2022 Commencement Ceremony information coming soon.

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 Deadlines:

Fall: October 1
Spring: March 1
Summer: July 1

Are you nearing completion of all of your program requirements? Students who anticipate completing all program requirements must submit a graduation application. Please 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. Please complete the electronic graduation application below and submit to your Academic Advisor for approval.

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