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Celebration Season is Here

April 2, 2021

This month ushers in celebration season at the College with numerous events line up for students, faculty and staff  through May. Collectively called “Programs, Ceremonies and Celebrations,” the events begin April 5, when commencement regalia goes on sale. The series wraps up May 13 with virtual graduation in the morning and a drive-thru celebration later in the day.

“There are a lot of traditional events that we weren’t able to do last year that we are picking back up,” said Alicia Riley, the College's special events manager. “Plus, there are some new ones.”

The annual Family Fun Day has been modified. With pandemic restrictions still in place and the success of the holiday drive-thru celebration last semester, there will be a Family Dinner Pick-up on April 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hampton campus. Families will have to pre-register to order their dinners.

Other events are an induction ceremony for Phi Theta Kappa (a national honor society), a college reveal day, TRiO celebration, and the nurse pinning.

Check out the schedule:

April 5: Commencement regalia go on sale. Contact the bookstore (tncc.edu/services/bookstore) for more information.

April 21, 7 p.m.: Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony. (Virtual)

April 22, TBA: CSSA (College Support Staff Association) employee of the year announced. (Virtual)

April 23, 5-7 p.m.: Family Dinner Pick-Up. (Drive-thru experience at the Hampton campus.) 

April 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Healing in Bloom (Drive-thru experience at the Hampton campus.) 

April 29, 7 p.m.: Reveal day. Students announce where they will be continuing their educational journey. (Virtual) 

May 3-7: Employee benefits fair 

May 7, TBA: TRiO celebration (Virtual) 

May 8, 10 a.m: Nursing pinning (Virtual)

May 13, 10 a.m.: Commencement (Virtual) 

May 13, 1 p.m.: Drive-Thru Celebration (Hampton campus)