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TCC moves ahead with virtual commencement for 2021 grads

Posted at 10:27 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 22:27:53-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee Community College announced it will not offer in-person graduation for Spring 2021.

TCC is collaborating with StageClip, a company that creates virtual commencement experiences.

TCC released the following statement:

"We wish we could all gather together in one place for the TCC commencement ceremony on April 30. The safety of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff is our priority and so we have decided that gathering together in one place for the commencement ceremony will not be possible on April 30. We know you have worked hard to reach this milestone and we are excited to celebrate your achievements and make this day memorable."

In addition to the virtual commencement scheduled for April 30 at 6 p.m., graduating students will receive a personalized online experience to share with family and friends.

TCC said eligible students will receive an email from StageClip in the coming weeks. This email will contain a link that will give students an opportunity to upload a photo and 10-second video.

A special web page in honor of TCC grads will also be launched. This will include a message board, memory board, grad videos and more, plus it a collection of social media posts with #TCCEagleGrad.

TCC said it will also set up a TCC Eagle Grad group in MYTCC in the next two weeks where commencement-related questions can be asked and updates will be provided.

TCC does not require students to apply for graduation. Students who have completed their program(s) of study and met all graduation requirements will automatically be graduated at the end of the term. To graduate from TCC, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the degree program(s) for which you are enrolled
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA in your TCC coursework and at least a 2.0 cumulative (all college work) GPA
  • Have earned at least 25% of credit hours toward a degree from TCC