Commencement at a Glance
Commencement refers to the Graduation Ceremony held each year for those who have completed all degree requirements. It is an exciting time to celebrate your accomplishments of your studies at Toccoa Falls College. Diplomas will be awarded in the term immediately following completion of all degree requirements and financial obligations. Students completing their requirements in the following summer may appeal to participate in the preceding Spring Commencement ceremony. Students will be contacted via email by the Registrar’s Office prior to graduation with all necessary information regarding Commencement. The graduate is expected to let the Registrar’s Office know if they plan to participate in Commencement.
Spring Commencement Details
The service will be on Wednesday morning, May 8th, in Grace Alford Performing Arts Center, at 10:00am. This will be for all faculty, graduates, their family, and friends. Caps and gowns will not be worn for the Baccalaureate service, nor will there be a formal processional/recessional by the graduates and faculty. This is a formal dress-up service. Coats/ties and/or dresses are the required dress for the graduates on this evening.
Rehearsal begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, in Grace Alford Performing Arts Center. Rehearsal is a requirement for all graduating students. Please be on time. Attendance at both the Rehearsal and the “real thing” is an obligation of the graduating class and all others who have accepted responsibilities such as Flagbearers, Junior Attendants, etc. We’ll see you at commencement practice!
Hosted by the Alumni Association, Deborah Wilkes (Director of Alumni Relations) will be sending you an invitation. This event, Friday, May 17 at 12pm takes place at Gate Cottage following Commencement Rehearsal.
This reception honors all Online Graduates on Friday, May 17. Please drop by from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Media Information Commons Building / Online Department. Invitations will be sent to all online graduates. Come and meet your advisors and professors!
Due to limited seating available and a larger graduating class this year, TFC is allowing 6 tickets per graduate. Wristbands will be provided to you at graduation rehearsal to hand out to your guests. There are plans to livestream the Commencement ceremony for those that are unable to attend in person. A link will be available on TFC’s website for those that are interested in livestreaming the event.
Although the Commencement program is held only in the Spring, students may have a graduation date for any of the five academic terms Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer I and Summer II. December and Winterim graduates must submit an application for graduation during Schedule Selection in the fall semester one year in advance of their intended date. May and summer graduates must submit an application for graduation during Schedule Selection in the spring semester one year in advance. All course substitutions should be submitted at this time. All CLEP and ICE testing should be completed prior to earning 60 semester hours.
Welcome to the Alumni Association
It is almost time to graduate! We are honored to have you join the TFC Alumni family. It is our desire to offer services to our alumni that are both beneficial and meaningful. The years you spent on campus or online were life changing and we would love to stay in touch with you. We want to hear from you and we want to see you again soon. Be sure to visit us when Homecoming rolls around. You are, and always will be, a member of the TFC family.