Tidewater Community College will hold its 70th Commencement Exercises virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 11 at 6 p.m., the college will recognize the achievements of its graduates with an online ceremony that will include remarks by President Marcia Conston, student speakers and a conferring of certificates and degrees.
Graduates will have the opportunity to see their photo and names displayed during the virtual ceremony. Also, those who RSVP will receive additional information, as well as some celebratory items for the day including their mortarboard and tassel, diploma case, program and alumni pin.
The exercises will be broadcast on the same date originally planned for the in-person activities and will be available as a recording afterward.
The decision to conduct these ceremonies online honors guidelines announced by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and is in line with CDC regulations for social distancing to deter the spread of COVID-19.
TCC’s May graduates should use this link to register by Monday, April 20, 2020.