2019 Graduation Ceremony Virtual Rehearsal

2019 Graduation Ceremony Virtual Rehearsal

November 5, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


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Camera Click Tarrant County College holds two general commencement ceremonies for all graduates that will consist
of a processional, speakers, recognition of graduates, and a recessional. Your arrival time will be marked on your Name
Card. Name Cards will be mailed no later than May
1. If you do not receive a Name Card, please
arrive at the arena for check-in an hour before the ceremony starts. Parking is available at various facilities
around the area. Students, family, and guests can also park
at the Trinity River Campus. Free Shuttles will leave from Trinity River
starting 90 minutes before the ceremony starts. They will run for two hours after the ceremony. Maps and parking garage information can be
found on the TCC Commencement Website. Fort Worth Convention Center is wheelchair
accessible. There are ramps at each portal entrance that
lead to the seating area. Wheelchair space is available on the circular
landing dividing the lower and upper seating areas. The commencement ceremony will be interpreted
for the hearing impaired. Section 202 will be reserved for hearing-impaired
guests. County College wants to promote maximum public
safety and enjoyment while guests, graduates, and staff attend commencement at the Convention
Center. Please be advised of the following venue rules. No smoking is allowed within the venue or
as posted outside the doors. The following items are prohibited: balloons,
backpacks, large bags, laser pointers, noisemakers, whistles, air horns, weapons, and outside
food and beverages. Facility and TCC police have the right to
act in any manner necessary to ensure the safety of all guests, staff, faculty, and
graduates, as well as the dignity of the event. To promote a respectful, comfortable, and
enjoyable experience for all graduates and their guests, all attendees need to observe
the following guidelines. Cell phones should be turned off and put away
during the ceremony. Do not leave until the entire ceremony has
ended, and participate in the recessional. Keep cheering respectful, avoiding disruptive
outbursts to allow families and guests of other graduates to hear their graduates names’
when they are read. The commencement ceremony is broadcast live
and is recorded. We know that many graduates want young family
members to be a part of this special event. For your child’s comfort and as a courtesy
to graduates, we encourage you to bring toys or other items that will keep your child quietly
entertained for several hours. Caretakers should bring restless young children
or crying babies to the lobby area to avoid disrupting the ceremony or broadcast. To promote safety in close quarters, no babies
or children are allowed on stage or to sit with graduates. When arriving for check-in, graduates should
enter the convention center at the Commerce Street entrance on the east side of the building
and report to the graduate staging area. Your name card will identify which time you
should arrive. Instructions will be given to graduates regarding
the processional and ceremony protocol., and then the processional will begin. Please bring your Name Card with you to the
ceremony. You should arrive wearing your full academic
regalia – cap, gown, and tassel. Upon arrival, report to the registration tables
to check-in. Institutional Honors cords, if applicable,
will be provided. After checking in, report to your seat. Your seat number is printed on your name card. If you do not arrive by 15 minutes prior to
the start of the processional, your name will not appear on the name display in the arena
when you walk across the stage. All graduating students are to wear the approved
academic attire that includes a cap, gown, and tassel. The official regalia color is black, which
can be picked up from any TCC Campus Bookstore. We encourage you to wear comfortable, yet
professional dress attire under your gown. Tassels should be worn to the right. Once the processional music begins, students
will process in by degree type. Follow the person in front of you. A Marshall, dressed in academic regalia, will
indicate which row you should sit in. Proceed as far into the row as possible to
the next available seat. The order of the commencement ceremony is
as follows: Processional, Opening Remarks, Welcome, Chancellor Remarks, Commencement
Speaker, Presentation and Conferring of Degrees, Closing Remarks, Recessional. When the conferral of degrees announcement
is made, graduates will be asked to come up to the stage at the direction of the line
leaders. Your line leader will direct you to the path
on the stage and then the path back to your seat. Some tips for walking across the stage: Shake
with your right hand. Face the audience. Smile! Upon leaving the stage, proceed to the back
for photos. Return to your seat. Graduates, family, and guests who are not
able to attend the commencement ceremony can watch a live broadcast of the ceremony via
the internet. To watch the TCC Commencement online, go to
the TCC Commencement website and click on the Livestream link. For more information about the commencement
ceremony, please visit the TCC Commencement website. Congratulations Graduates!