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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 will start at 11 a.m. for graduates attending the first ceremony, and at 3 p.m. for graduates attending the second ceremony. The ceremony you are assigned to will be shown on the name card you receive in the mail prior to commencement.

Commencement is expected to last 2.5 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 and display your name as you cross the stage. You must bring this card with you to commencement.

The name card will also indicate your arrival time and to which campus you've been assigned. Please arrive on time, or early. 

Name cards will be mailed on May 4. 


You will be able to purchase food items while in the staging area. No food or drink will be permitted outside this area. You 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:

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

Special Accommodations

Graduates with special needs (wheelchair access, hearing impaired, mobility impaired) should contact 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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Updated February 15, 2018