Congratulations on your accomplishment! To also have a better idea of what to expect during the ceremony, watch our virtual rehearsal video.


Enter at the Commerce Street Entrance on the east side of the building and report to the graduate staging area.

Start Time

The commencement ceremony start time is to be determined. Commencement is expected to last 2 ½ hours. Conferring of your degree will be done at the end of the commencement ceremony. Cell phones must be turned off during the commencement ceremony, and graduates are expected to stay for the duration of the event.

Name Card

The name card will be used to announce your name as you cross the stage. You must bring this card with you to commencement. If your name is difficult to pronounce, please visit the Pronunciation Table in the graduate staging area following check-in.

The name card will also indicate your arrival time. Please arrive on time, or early.

Name cards will be mailed by May 1. 


Graduates will be able to purchase food items while in the staging area. No food or drink will be permitted outside this area. Students will be asked to discard any remaining food or drink items prior to entering the arena from the staging area.

Cash, debit, and credit cards will be accepted.

No outside food or drink is permitted in the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Connecting After Graduation

Commencement ceremony officially marks your transition from student to alum. TCC will always be a part of you and remains behind you all the way! Log into the TCC Alumni Network to stay active, involved and relevant in the TCC community. Let your TCC connections work for you:

  • Resume building
  • References
  • Continuing education
  • Professional networking
  • Job search
  • Interviewing techniques

Special Accommodations

Graduates with special needs (wheelchair access, hearing impaired, mobility impaired) should contact Jennifer Sours at 817-515-1550 concerning their need as soon as possible.

Commencement will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Section 202 at the Fort Worth Convention Center will be reserved for hearing impaired guests.

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