students and faculty dressed in cap and gown at graduation



In accordance with health and safety guidelines pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19), HCC has cancelled all events and activities through the end of the spring term, including this year’s commencement ceremony originally scheduled for May 1, 2020. 

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Commencement Details

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Florida State Fairgrounds 
Expo Hall, 4800 U.S. Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL  33610  
Parking: $8 cars, $14 RV/Bus, cash only. 
You may enter at either the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) or US Highway 301 entrance. 

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Caps, gowns and invitations will be available for purchase in all HCC Bookstores.

Graduating students should hang on their tassels on the right side and moved to the left after the receipt of the degree.

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  • 7:00am - Doors open
  • 9:00am - Graduates begin lining up
  • 9:00am - YouTube LiveStream begins
  • 9:30 am - Processional begins- All graduates must be in the Expo Hall and lined up by 9:30 am

Disabilities/Special Needs Accommodations

If you require accommodations on the day of the ceremony, contact Jeanette Starks, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, at or 813.253.7757.


An online survey will be available to graduates after the commencement ceremony. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete the graduate student survey via your Hawknet email. We would like to learn from your experience at HCC.

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Additional Commencement Resources