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Commencement: June 17, 2023

Join us in celebrating our 2023 graduates!


TCC will celebrate the Class of 2023 with two on-campus commencement ceremonies. 

Saturday, June 17, 2023
10am and 2pm
Tacoma Campus
Health & Wellness Center, Bldg. 20
6501 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA  98466

10am Program

Associate of Arts
Associate in General Studies
Associate of Music
High School Diploma
Posthumous Degree

2pm Program

Bachelor of Applied Science
Associate of Applied Science Degrees & Certificates

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

Associate of Arts in Biology
Associate of Arts in Business
Associate of Arts in Computer Science
Associate of Arts in Pre-Nursing
Associate of Business
Associate in Nursing
Associate of Science
Associate of Science in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Associate of Science in Civil and Mechanical Engineering 
Associate of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate of Science in Materials Science and Manufacturing Engineering

Additional Commencement Info


All graduates who have submitted their Degree Application should have received an email to RSVP for commencement, request tickets, and order regalia.
The Bookstore is expecting a new order of cap and gowns so if you are not seeing your size now, more will be in soon! If you would like to request to borrow and not a cap and gown to be returned after the ceremony, please fill out this form and you will be notified if one is available. 
If you were not able to pick up your regalia at the June 1 Grad Fair,  you can pick it up in the OSE office (upstairs in Building 11) during regular business hours. 

Degree Application Deadline: May 25 

REMINDER: If your degree application is not submitted with advisor signature to Enrollment Services by May 25, your name will not appear in the printed Commencement program that is handed out at the ceremonies on June 17th.


UPDATE: All requested tickets were sent out to those who RSVPed on May 31. We are currently processing changes, and graduates can expect those tickets to be sent out Monday, June 5. If you requested tickets after May 31, they will also be mailed out June 5. 
This year guest tickets will be electronic. Each graduate is guaranteed up to 6 guest tickets and may request more.  

Prior to Grad Fair on June 1, 2023, students will receive an email with a PDF of their first batch of tickets up to 6. About two weeks before commencement,  students will receive a second email that will include any extra tickets they have been awarded based on venue capacity. When you receive your PDF of tickets, you have two options for passing the tickets along to your guests:

  1. Print out the PDF and give a physical ticket to each of your guests. Your guests would then show the ticket at the door to be scanned.
  2. Screenshot a ticket and send it to your guest via text or email. You would need to do this individually for each ticket. Your guests could then print the ticket themselves, or show the ticket on their phone at the door to be scanned.

At any time, if students have questions or have requested too many tickets, they should email Letting us know about any extra tickets you have will help us make sure anyone who still needs tickets can get them.

We can't wait to celebrate with you on the 17th!

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 Commencement Ceremony.

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 2023 graduates.

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