Ambient Graduation

Commencement

Congratulations! Participating in the HCC commencement ceremony is an important and exciting milestone! This page is designed to give you some basic information about commencement. Please contact your Admissions, Registration and Records Office if you have additional questions.

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Commencement Details

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Location

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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Preparation

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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Schedule

  • 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 jstarks2@hccfl.edu or 813.253.7757.

Survey

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