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Graduation Ceremony

Students completing a degree, diploma or certificate in Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 are eligible to apply for graduation and participate in the annual commencement ceremony.

2022 Graduation Ceremony

Date: May 6, 2022
Rehearsal: 1 p.m. (required for all participants)
Ceremony: 3 p.m.
Location: North Charleston Coliseum

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to graduate?

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! To apply for graduation, you need to first confirm with your advisor that all program requirements are met. You will then complete the Graduation Application through Self-Service.

How do I purchase graduation regalia?

Graduation regalia (cap, gown and tassel) is required for all students participating in the graduation ceremony. You can purchase your graduation regalia at the TTC Bookstore or online. The last day to purchase/order your graduation regalia for the 2022 ceremony is Friday, March 18, 2022. You CAN use your financial aid bookstore credit to purchase graduation regalia. For any questions related to purchasing graduation regalia, contact the TTC Bookstore at (843) 574-6578.

Will my guests need tickets to enter?

All graduates will be issued tickets (amount to be determined) for themselves and their guests. In accordance with coliseum, local, and state guidelines, tickets will assign a specific section and seat (assigned seating). Seating will be spaced a safe distance apart in pods to help protect all in attendance.

Will I need a parking pass?

No, parking should not be an issue.

Will a family member in need of special seating (ADA) be able to attend?

Of course! Please email graduation@tridenttech.edu, and we will route you to the appropriate Graduation Committee member for assistance.

What is the bag policy for the North Charleston Coliseum?

The North Charleston Coliseum has a bag policy in effect that regulates the size and types of bags allowable. Do not bring unacceptable type bags or you will have to return them to your vehicle. For details about allowable sizes and clear bag policy, click here

Will the event be streamed?

Yes. More info to come.

 

Diplomas

Graduates receive a diploma cover during the graduation ceremony. The Registrar's office issues actual diplomas approximately six weeks after the semester that the graduates complete their program of study. To receive your diploma, you must have completed a graduation application. Graduates will receive an email in their my.tridenttech.edu email account when their diploma or certificate is available for pick-up. The Registrar's office will mail diplomas to graduates who are unable to pick up their diploma or certificate after two weeks of receiving email.

To order a replacement diploma, complete a Duplicate Diploma Request Form and submit it to the Registrar's office. The cost of each replacement diploma is $10.

 

Honors

TTC grants academic recognition to students who complete 30 or more credit hours with the appropriate cumulative grade point average. 

Honors Designation Cumulative GPA**
Summa Cum Laude 3.95 - 4.000
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 - 3.949
Cum Laude 3.60 - 3.749

Graduates participating in the graduation ceremony who have earned honors will receive an honors medallion to be worn during the commencement ceremony. Graduates in Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Mu Gamma with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA wear college-approved honor society regalia.

 

 Contact Information

For questions, contact us at graduation@tridenttech.edu.

High School Night 

Missed the presentation? Click the image below to view the PowerPoint slides.

High School Night Slide.

 

 

Upcoming Graduation Fairs
(More information coming soon)

Feb. 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dorchester Campus

Feb. 8
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berkeley Campus

Feb. 15
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Palmer Campus

Feb. 23
1-5 p.m.
Thornley Campus, Bookstore