Graduation

Spring 2020 Virtual Graduation

We are so excited to share your virtual graduation website with you. You won't want to miss warm wishes from our Board of Regents Chair, Mr. Sam Combs, our President, Dr. Leigh Goodson, and your fellow graduate, Christopher Chumana. Fellow TCC student Gracee Shriver shares a beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and you'll enjoy hearing YOUR name called by our great Faculty members. We hope you enjoy this site and share it with the family and friends who helped you reach this milestone. We know they are so proud of your accomplishments. Don't forget to mark your calendars for December 11. We can't wait to watch you walk across the stage at our Commencement ceremony!

Virtual Graduation


Graduation is almost here. Are you ready?

Sure, you’ve completed almost all your coursework and filed all the necessary documents, but there’s still a few things to take care of before you’re ready to walk. Don't forget to pick up your free cap and gown and order announcements to send to your supporters.

When and Where

Commencement is held in the Pavilion at Expo Square, 4145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114. You may park anywhere on the Expo Square grounds. Entrance will be though the south and west doors of the Pavilion.

Spring 2020 Commencement

Tulsa Community College will not be holding a live Commencement ceremony in May. All graduates are encouraged to walk in our December Commencement ceremony.

Fall 2020 Commencement — Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 (tentative date)

Ceremony time TBD.

Spring 2021 Commencement — Friday, May 14, 2021 (tentative date)

Ceremony time TBD.

If you receive a letter or email inviting you to attend both Spring ceremonies, Please choose one ceremony, there is no need to attend both.

Related Resources

Participation Details

If you wish to participate in the commencement ceremony, please note these important details:

What to Wear

  • All graduates must wear academic regalia, which consists of cap, gown, and stoles/cords (if applicable) for the Commencement ceremony.
  • TCC allows for decorating the lid of the mortar board (cap lid) as long as the rules in the Student Handbook are followed. (Keep it clean. No profanity, nudity or rude comments.)

Helpful Hints:

  • Dress comfortably. The event will be a combination of standing and sitting, so make sure you’re dressed comfortably enough for both. Keep in mind that any items you bring in will have to go with you into the ceremony. Just keep in mind that with whatever you choose to wear, these photos will be around for a while, so choose something you won’t mind seeing a few years down the road.
  • Practice wearing your cap prior to the big day with your chosen hairstyle. You may need hair pins to help secure the cap to your hair.
  • Tassels are worn on the right side of the cap before the ceremony and then moved from right to left when directed by the graduation speaker.

Cap and Gown

Pick up your cap and gown at the TCC Campus Store on your primary campus. The cap and gown is provided at no charge to each graduate.

Project Graduation

Consider passing the torch of learning by supporting Project Graduation. You can bring a book or support our TCC Fuel Pantries with a non-perishable food or hygiene item. These items can be brought to the TCC Campus Store when collecting your cap and gown. Thank you for paying it forward to a fellow TCC student!

Announcements

Order graduation announcements online at collegegrad.herffjones.com. Please contact any TCC Campus Store for more information.

Commencement Participation Instructions

Graduation candidates may line up individually or with fellow program graduates. If you file for December graduation, your name will appear in the December Commencement program only.

Disability Accommodations

To request accommodations for disabilities, call (918) 595-7115, or email ar@tulsacc.edu. Requests for communication accommodations such as interpreters, text (918) 809-1864 or email ar@tulsacc.edu. The commencement ceremony will include interpreters located on the east side of the Pavilion. Accessibility Resources staff will be available to assist graduates, family, and friends prior to the ceremony.

Commencement Photographs

At the Commencement ceremony, TCC has professional photographers who will be taking photos of all candidates. The company, Ervin Photography, will have commencement photos available for student purchase. At the ceremony, students are given a name and contact card at the registration table where you can supply your contact information for photo proofs. The card is also used to announce your name and degree when receiving your diploma cover. There is no obligation to purchase any photos, but please make sure you fill out the name card.

Diplomas

Students will not receive their diploma for the degree or certificate at the Commencement Ceremony. Diplomas for summer, fall, and spring graduates are mailed directly to the students after ALL coursework requirements for your degree or certificate are completed successfully. Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on MyTCC usually eight weeks after the end of the semester. You will receive a diploma cover at the Commencement Ceremony. Make sure your mailing address and email is up to date on MyTCC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Email studentaffairs@tulsacc.edu with graduation-related questions.

How will I get my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed in mid-June. You’ll also receive an email in early June with digital diploma instructions.

Will my name still be in the program?

Absolutely. You will receive a program in the mail at the end of May. Your name will also appear in the December graduation program.

Can I come back later and walk across the stage?

Yes! Please join us to celebrate your graduation (again!) on December 11. Details about every graduation can be found on this page.

Can I still order announcements?

You can order them online through Herff Jones at collegegrad.herffjones.com.

How do I find out the latest information about graduation?

We update the graduation webpage when we have new info. Visit this page often to get the latest details.