Commencement 2019 - Friday, May 3, 2019 

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.

Commencement 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.  Click here for directions 

Commencement Preparation
Caps, gowns and invitations will be available for purchase in all HCC Bookstores.  

Commencement Day 
7am - Doors Open
9am - Graduates begin lining up
9am - YouTube LiveStream begins
9:30 am - Processional begins
All graduates must be in the Expo Hall and lined up by 9:30 am

Commencement Ceremony Guidelines
Please follow these important Commencement Guidelines for the safety and enjoyment of everyone.  

Commencement Questions?
Please email

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 or 813-253-7757.

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.