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Commencement Information

Onward & Upward!

2015 graduation: Saturday, June 13

Congratulations on all you've learned and thank you for all you've brought to our TCC Community! Now we're ready to celebrate your big day with you... here are the details!

Applying to Graduate: Students must have completed the degree requirements for 2014-2015 school years (Summer 2014 through Spring 2015).

  • Meet with your academic advisor to review degree requirements and complete the degree application or certificate application.
  • Submit completed application to Enrollment Services, Bldg. 7.
  • Degree application deadline for Spring graduates: May 1.

Cap, Gown, Tassels

  • Pre-order your graduation package (cap, tassel, gown). Pre-Order Forms: Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.
  • Graduation packages (cap, tassel, gown) will be available for purchase in the TCC Bookstore beginning late May. You may also order graduation items through the online TCC Bookstore. Cost: $41.99 (plus tax)
  • Purchase honor cord at the TCC Bookstore.
    Cost: Honor - $6.49, High Honor - $11.99
  • Announcements may be purchased at the TCC bookstore.
  • If you are a financial aid recipient and cannot afford the cost of a cap and gown, please come to the Student Life Office (Bldg. 11) in May for assistance.


Spring 2015 Commencement

  • 10 a.m. - Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway.
  • Information will be emailed and mailed to graduates in mid-May. 
  • No tickets are required to attend Commencement. Graduate check-in begins at 9 a.m. Doors open to guests at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Graduates who attend Commencement will be presented with a diploma cover. For those not planning to attend Commencement, a diploma cover may be purchased at the Bookstore.
  • The ceremony will be live video streamed here.

Early Commencement

  • To qualify for early commencement a student must be within 2 courses or 10 credits of graduating. You must be registered in those classes for summer quarter 2015. 
  • Early Commencement packets will be available May 7 at the Enrollment Services Office, Bldg. 7.
  • Completed Early Commencement packets must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office, Bldg. 7, by May 15.
  • If approved, student will be able to participate in Commencement. Students receive email notification.


  • Graduates can purchase portrait packages provided by Darel Roa Photography. For more details call Darel Roa Photography at 253.848.6463.
  • Appointments can be made for Cap & Gown portraits prior to commencement in the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.
  • Commencement candids will also be captured as you cross the stage.
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