2024 Commencement Ceremony

The 2024 Commencement Ceremony was held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 10 at the Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion. Read more about the ceremony and see highlights on our news corner. View the Commencement Program PDF here with graduate names and degrees.

Professional Photography:

  • Student Awards Ceremony Photographs: CLICK HERE to view, download FREE digital copies and/or order professional prints from photographer Scott Moody.
  • Commencement Photographs: CLICK HERE to view, download FREE digital copies and/or order professional prints from photographer Scott Moody.

Video Services: The Beaufort County Channel has posted a video of the full ceremony on its YouTube channel.



When: Practice will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Location: Henry C. Chambers Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion—700 Bay Street,
Beaufort, SC.

All graduates who plan to walk during the Commencement ceremony are encouraged to attend practice.


When: 6 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024. Graduates should arrive by 5 p.m. (report to the check-in table to sign in and pick up your name card).

Location: Henry C. Chambers Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion, 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.

Parking: NEW this year! Parking for graduates and guests is available at the Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort Mather Campus on Ribaut Road with shuttle service running to and from Waterfront Park between 4:15 to 8:45 p.m. However, feel free to look for parking downtown if you prefer.

Graduates, please note that you should catch a shuttle from campus no later than 4:45 PM to make it to the park in time for the 5:00 PM line-up. Guests should plan to catch a shuttle no later than 5:45 PM to make it to the park for the 6:00 PM Commencement event.

Shuttle Parking Map, TCL Beaufort Mather Campus, 921 Ribaut Road

Please note that the marina parking lot at Waterfront Park is designated for TCL faculty, staff and VIP guests only. VIP parking passes are required for entry.

Attire: Graduates should wear dark attire and dark shoes. **Graduates will be required to walk on various surface types and up and down stairs. High heels are not recommended. **

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

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


Cap and gown order deadline is April 1, 2024. Go to www.herffjones.com/college/graduation to place your order. Please contact the TCL College Store with questions or to inquire about availability at (843) 525-8303.


  • 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.

Graduation Application

The graduation application deadline for spring is March 1, 2024.

Commencement Student Speaker Application

Graduating this May? Would you like to represent your class at Commencement? Download and return the completed application (linked below) to Rodney Adams in Building 2, Room 202, Beaufort Mather Campus or email to radams@tcl.edu by noon, Friday, March 15.