2015 Commencement Video
Watch the archived video of the 2015 Commencement online.
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DECEMBER 2015 GRADUATION: Deadline to apply for December 2015 graduation in time to receive a degree audit prior to the start of the fall semester was July 30. Applications received after July 30 may not be audited prior to the start of the semester. Final cut-off deadline for December graduation is September 30; applications received after this date will be deferred to May 2016 graduation.
MAY 2016 GRADUATION: Deadline to apply for May 2016 degree in time to receive a degree audit prior to the start of the spring semester is December 1.
The deadline to apply for August 2015 degree has passed.
December Graduates Recognition Ceremony
Friday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
The College holds its December Graduates Recognition Ceremony to celebrate and recognize the hard work of those eligible to graduate.
If you have applied to graduate and are planning on participating in this event, please let us know of your intentions by Wednesday, November 25. Respond either by mailing the RSVP card, dropping it off in room 200, phoning 607.844.8222, Ext. 4224, or emailing CollegeRelations@TC3.edu. Please include your name and the number of guests planning to attend the ceremony. If possible, we ask that each student limit themselves to four guests.
Please plan to arrive by 5:45 p.m. on December 11 to be seated prior to the beginning of the ceremony. This is a recognition ceremony and not a graduation, therefore caps and gowns will not be worn this evening. However, all December graduates will also be invited to participate in the college-wide commencement ceremony on May 26, 2015, at which formal regalia will be used.
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s 47th Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the College's athletic facility gymnasium and begin promptly at 6 p.m. Graduates should plan to arrive by 5:15 p.m.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact:
Joyce Burk, External Relations Assistant
607.844.8222, Ext. 4224 or email