Commencement Activities

Graduation 2021

Early in the Spring semester, graduates will be contacted by email. The graduate or candidate for graduation will be expected to let the Registrar’s Office know as soon as possible if they plan to participate in Commencement.

Senior Portraits: Senior Portraits will be taken on March 30th & 31st, and April 12th & 13th, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. For those students who are not near campus during the Spring 2021 semester – your Senior Portraits will be after Commencement Rehearsal on April 23rd from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. These photos are available for your personal use. For more details, click here.


FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

Commencement Rehearsal: Rehearsal is mandatory for graduates wishing to participate in Commencement. Rehearsal is Friday morning, at 9:30 am, in the Grace Alford Performing Arts Center. Please be on time. (Casual attire)

Class Photo: Graduates should arrive at 5:45 p.m. on the steps of LeTourneau Hall (campus center) for their class photo. Immediately following the class photo graduates should report for line-up in the music hallway behind Grace Alford Performing Arts Center stage between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. (Cap and Gown attire with masks)

Commencement Ceremony: It will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Grace Alford Performing Arts Center. Graduates will line up in the back music hallway following their class photo.

Guests at Commencement: In compliance with executive orders on social distancing for gatherings over 50 from the Governor of Georgia, each graduate will be allowed to bring no more than two guests to the ceremony.  Every attendee will be required to wear a mask throughout the ceremony. TFC will issue wristbands to the graduates for their guests, and these will be checked at the door prior to entry.  Every person entering the auditorium must have a wristband.  This includes children and infants.  Seating in the auditorium will be arranged for groups of two with as much distance as possible between groups.




Parking: Parking attendants will be stationed to assist with parking for the Commencement program.

Cap & Gown Information: Graduates will receive an email with a link to the Herff Jones website from the TFC Bookstore and Gift Shop. Once an order is placed, an email notification is sent to the graduate when the caps and gowns have arrived for pickup.

Graduation Announcements & Accessories: Graduation announcements are available through two options. One option is to use the Herff Jones link provided by the TFC Bookstore and Gift Shop and place an order there. A second option is to order invitations through the TFC Print Shop by emailing or watch for posters from them in the spring.