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Tri-County Technical College

Commencement Ceremony for Spring 2021

Tri-County Technical College’s Spring 2021 commencement ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Tri-County will host three commencement ceremonies:

  • Noon – Graduates from the Arts and Sciences Division and the Business and Public Services Division
  • 3 p.m. – Graduates from the Engineering and Industrial Technology Division
  • 6 p.m. – Graduates from the Health Education Division

All three ceremonies will be live streamed. To watch, follow this link: https://video.ibm.com/channel/tctc-graduation.  

All candidates are requested to be at the Coliseum one hour prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Please be advised that the commencement ceremony will be a ticketed event. Due to COVID-19, attendance is limited. Each graduate is permitted to bring up to four guests. Please note that extra guests will not be allowed to enter. Tickets are required and will be available when you pick up your regalia beginning Monday, April 19, at the Tri-County textbook warehouse (lower level of the Student Success Center) on the Pendleton Campus. Pick up hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Clemson University enforces a metal detector and clear bag policy at Littlejohn Coliseum. For additional information on Clemson’s metal detector and clear bag policy, please see https://clemsontigers.com/metal-detector-and-clear-bag-policies/.

For additional information, please refer to the Spring 2021 Participating Letter in the Commencement Detail section.

Regardless of whether you plan to transfer to a university or to gain skills so you can get a good job, graduating from your chosen major at Tri-County should be one of your priorities. Why?

  • The credential you earn signifies a personal and educational accomplishment.
  • Most companies ask you to list all postsecondary credentials you've earned on employment applications (not just courses you've taken).
  • Completing what you start indicates something positive about your character and perseverance.
  • You never know what the future holds, and sometimes plans for a bachelor's degree (for example) have to be delayed-completing your degree from Tri-County is an accomplishment that's yours forever.

To satisfy requirements for graduation, students must:

  • Complete an Application for Graduation (refer to the Commencement Details section below for specific graduation application deadlines).
  • Satisfactory completion of required courses and number of credit hours specified in a curriculum or course of study.
  • Achievement of a 2.00 grade point average in the program of study.
  • Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the credit hours required for a certificate, diploma, or degree through instruction by Tri-County Technical College. Included in the approved Tri-County Technical College course of work for a degree or diploma must be two courses selected from the curriculum major, unless specifically exempted by both the department head and the division chair.
  • Satisfaction of all fees and financial obligations owed to the institution.

Application Information

All information regarding a specific graduation can be accessed below in the Commencement Details section. Periodically, emails concerning information relating to a student's graduation status and/or application are sent to the student's MyTCTC email. For those students participating in graduation, instructions are typically mailed a month in advance of commencement. The instructions may also be found in the Commencement Details section below.

Application Deadline
Applications will not be accepted after the graduation application deadlines as indicated in the Commencement Details section below. The application requires approval and signatures from several offices prior to be submitted to the Registrar's Office/Student Data Center for review; please plan accordingly.

Applications Submitted After the Deadline
Graduation Applications submitted to the advisor and/or department head after the graduation application deadline date will automatically be moved to the next graduation commencement. An email will be sent to the students MyTCTC email account in this case.

Applications Submitted to Advisor Incomplete
Graduation Applications submitted to the advisor and/or department head that is incomplete will automatically be moved to the next graduation commencement. An email will be sent to the students MyTCTC email account in this case.

The College holds commencement at the end of the spring semester and at the end of the summer term.

While Tri-County does not have a fall commencement, graduates who complete their requirements in December may participate in the spring commencement. 

Academic Regalia
Only those graduates participating in the commencement ceremony will receive academic regalia. Upon receipt of the regalia at Tri-County, a postcard, along with an MyTCTC email, will be sent to all participants informing them of the date and location of where the regalia may be picked up. Graduates must present a picture ID in order to pick-up regalia.

Financial Obligations
Satisfaction of all fees and financial obligations owed to the institution is required for graduation. Letters from the Business Office will be sent to graduation candidates who owe a financial obligation to the College.

Address Verification
To ensure that you receive all graduation correspondence from Tri-County Technical College it is imperative that you have an active mailing address.  To verify and/or correct your address, log into your MyTCTC account, select Student Profile, then select Personal Information.  

If your address is correct, there is nothing that will need to be completed. However, if your address is incorrect or if there is no active address on file, you will need to select the Edit icon or the Add New link to edit or add an active address. Address changes can also be performed at TC Central located on the Pendleton Campus (Ruby Hicks, First Floor) or at the front desk of Anderson/Easley/Oconee campus.

Name Verification
To ensure that your name is correct in the commencement program and on your credential it is imperative that you check your MyTCTC account or obtain a copy of your student schedule to see how your name is listed on our student information system.  If there are any changes concerning your name, it is your responsibility to submit the appropriate documentation to TC Central located on the Pendleton Campus (Ruby Hicks, First Floor) or at the front desk of Anderson/Easley/Oconee campus.

 The commencement program and your credential reflect the name that is listed on our student information system.

MyTCTC Email Accounts
Check your MyTCTC email account periodically for emails concerning additional information that may be needed or issues concerning your graduation status/application.

Graduation Announcements
Announcements can be obtained through the Campus Store located in the Student Success Center. 

Commencement Details

Year Spring Summer Fall
  Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter Important Dates Participating Letter Non-Participating Letter
2021 Spring 2021 May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021  Summer 2021  August 5, 2021 August 5, 2021      

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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