Please join us for the Graduation Ceremony! The HCC Opticianry Program is proud of its students' accomplishments and we encourage ALL HCC Opticianry students to participate in the graduation ceremony. The ceremony takes place once a year in the spring semester.

The 2017 HCC Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday May 5th, 2017 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. Opticianry program students are gathered into the same general area before the event so that they may all “walk” together. Your HCC Opticianry instructors make every effort to meet with you before the ceremony begins.

Please follow the instructions below to be prepared for the Graduation Ceremony:

ALL STUDENTS: All 2nd year students who Apply for Degree (Apply to Graduate) by the deadline in January will be added to the Graduating Student List in the commencement program. Students are recommended to apply using the “Application for Graduation” option in WebAdvisor (**NOTE: You may still walk (participate in the ceremony) if you did not apply to graduate but your name will not appear in the commencement program.)

Caps, Gowns & Announcements
Tampa On-campus Students - 
After the HCC Spring Break (March 13-19, 2017) please visit the HCC Dale Mabry Bookstore to purchase your Cap and Gown or see the online ordering option information below.

eLearning Students: (Students who do not attend Tampa On-campus Classes) You may order your cap, gown and announcements after HCC's spring break (March 13-19,2017) with the following steps:

  • Log into the Bookstore system (just as you would to order your textbooks.) 
  • Click MERCHANDISE (on the left-navigation menu)
  • Place your order

Visit HCC's Graduation webpage for more information.