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Commencement: June 11, 2022

Celebrate our 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates 


TCC will celebrate the Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 with two on-campus commencement ceremonies.*

Saturday, June 11, 2022
10am and 2pm
Tacoma Campus
Health & Wellness Center, Bldg. 20
6501 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98466



Each graduate will be issued four guest tickets. The college will continue to monitor Covid-19 cases and will follow Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department recommendations while planning this event.

Register to Attend the 2022 Commencement Ceremony

2022 graduates: If you apply to receive a degree this academic year, you will receive a personalized link to attend the 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

Watch your email for a personalized link to sign up for the event. The deadline is May 22. Email if you do not receive an email.

2020 and 2021 graduates: If you wish to attend our in-person ceremony, please fill out this form by May 22. Class of 2020: Need regalia? You can purchase regalia at the Bookstore. Class of 2021: Bring the regalia that was provided or if you need regalia, purchase one at the bookstore.


  • Sign up for up to four(4) tickets after you apply to graduate
  • Non ticketed virtual viewings will be available.

*Please note: This page will be updated frequently. Check back often for updates. 

10am Program

Bachelor of Applied Science
Associate of Applied Science Degrees & Certificates

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical and Health Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Services
  • Networking & Cyber Security
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal
  • Radiologic Science
  • Respiratory Therapy

Associate of Arts in Biology
Associate of Arts in Computer Science
Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing
Associate of Business
Associate of Science
Associate of Science in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Associate of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Aeronautical, Industrial and Material Science Engineering

2pm Program

Associate of Arts
Associate of Music
High School Diploma

Frequently Asked Questions

Are masked required at the commencement ceremonies?
TCC strongly encourages masks indoors, but will not require them for commencement.

Will I have to show proof of vaccination to attend commencement?
No, proof of vaccination will not be required for commencement.

Will food and beverages be allowed at the event?
Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the gym for any events. 

Will masks be provided at the event?
Yes, Level 2 non-surgical and NIOSH approved masks will be available at building entrances and throughout the gym.

What safety measures are in place to mitigate Covid-19?
We have several mitigation strategies in place to help fight the spread of Covid-19. This year, the event will be hosted in building 20, also known as the campus gym. This space is ideal due to its large open spaces and abundant seating arrangements. The gym also has updated filters from MERV-8 to MERV-13. These filters trap smaller particles, including viruses. 

Mask and sanitation stations will be at entry points of the building. They will also be located in the main corridor, the ticket booth, and within the gymnasium and remote viewing rooms. Easily identifiable staff volunteers and Health Monitors will be at the event and can answer questions and direct you to mask and sanitation stations.

What entrances should I use to enter the college and where should I park?

There will be plenty of parking in lots K and L, which is near the gym. Accessible parking spots also will be available at Lot K. People should enter at the campus entrances on South 12th Street and at the TACID South 19th Street entrances. All other entrances will be blocked to provide an efficient traffic flow. 

What is the difference between graduation and commencement?

Students can apply to graduate for either their degree or certificate. Commencement is the ceremony that is planned for June 11. Those who apply to graduate with their degree or certificate will be able to apply to attend the commencement ceremony. 

Finishing your degree/certificate requirements this Spring or Summer?

You must submit a degree/certificate application to receive your diploma and graduate to be invited to participate in the 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

The deadline to submit your degree application is:

Spring graduates – April 25, 2022
Summer graduates – May 10, 2022

Applications need to be signed by the student and a faculty or academic advisor.  If you do not have an advisor, please email You can find copies of the degree/certificate application and more information on the Apply to Graduate page.

Graduating Student Survey

Congratulations on your achievements! We would love to hear from you. Please tell us about your TCC experience. Open to all 2020, 2021 and 2022 graduates.

Grad Fair

Open to all graduates of 2020, 2021 and 2022:

  • Pick up regalia
  • Tickets given out
  • Professional Photographer will be available

June 2, 10am-6pm, Student Center 

Got questions about the commencement ceremony or applying to graduate? 

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