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The Peninsula's Community College

Celebrating 50 Years

Congratulations Thomas Nelson Community College on 50 years of changing lives and ensuring the prosperity and well-being of the Virginia Peninsula.

As we move forward, join us for the next 50 years.

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Summer & Fall 2019 Classes

Summer & Fall Registration Opens April 1.

Priority registration begins March 25.

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Open House 2019

Discover what Thomas Nelson is all about.

Hampton campus, April 18, 1-4 p.m.

Historic Triangle campus, April 4, 1-4 p.m.

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Romeo & Juliet

Performing Arts presents Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” April 5 – 14.

Performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m Sunday.

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Intelligent Lives Film Screening and Community Conversation

April 17, at 5:45 p.m. Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

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Thomas Nelson
Your first choice


Small class sizes allow personal attention from our dedicated faculty.


Scholarships, financial aid and our low cost make an education possible.


Balance family, work and classes. Learn on campus, online or on base.


Study close to home with the support of family and friends.

Student Success

Real Thomas Nelson graduates share their stories.


Ross Manfred

Class of 2018

Tiffany Boyle

Class of 2009

Amy Derby

Class of 2007

Transfer Programs

Start your college degree and save.

Save big on the cost of the first two years of your college degree by starting at Thomas Nelson.

College Transfer

Career Programs & Workforce Credentials

Get career ready, fast.

Gain the skills you need through short-term training in many in-demand career fields.

Discover a Career