The 2025 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 13, 2024, in the John J. Easly Gymnasium.

Are you ready to graduate? Here's what you need to receive your diploma.

If you plan to graduate  Your graduation application is due
Fall Term The third week of summer term
Winter Term The second week of fall term
Spring Term The second week of winter term
Summer Term The second week of spring term

Steps for Graduation

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It is strongly recommended that students submit a Petition for Graduation as soon as possible before their anticipated term of completion. Although the petition deadline is the second week of the term prior to graduation,  spring term graduates should apply during fall term to ensure early review and schedule planning.

After you submit you Petition for Graduation, an advisor will be in touch with you via your email address with more information. Contact if your program of study needs to be updated or you have any questions about petitioning to graduate.

Click the below link and scroll to the bottom of the page to the "Forms and Documents" link. On the page that opens, the various graduation petitions will be available under the "Graduation" link.

Graduation Petition Forms

It's one of the most exciting times of the year. Graduation is a great time to celebrate your success.If you plan to participate in TVCC's Commencement Ceremony, click on the below link to order your cap, gown, etc.

Graduation Info & Regalia Order Instructions

Commencement & Graduation

What's the difference? 

Graduation is when a student is awarded a degree or certificate once they have satisfied all certificate or degree requirements as verified by Student Services. After the verification process, the certificate or diploma is printed, mailed and posted to the student's TVCC transcript. The mailing and posting process for certificates and diplomas usually takes 6 to 8 weeks after term grades are recorded.

Commencement is a ceremony held each June that allows students, family and friends to celebrate the student's academic accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony does not mean the student has graduated and students do not receive a certificate or diploma at Commencement.