College to Celebrate Classes of 2020 and 2021 with Commencement 2021

Tompkins Cortland Community College will celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with a combination of in-person celebrations in April and a live, virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 18. In a message to graduating students and those that graduated in 2020, President Orinthia Montague said, “We have all been through so much together this year – and I have been so proud of your resilience – that as we approached Commencement 2021, we knew we could not celebrate without some kind of in-person component.”

Graduating students, as well as those that graduated last year and missed out on a commencement ceremony due to the pandemic, will be able to come to campus in small groups at designated times in April to receive congratulations during a small, in-person ceremony with President Montague and other members of the College community. These small ceremonies will be recorded and included in a video to be presented as part of the College’s live virtual commencement celebration, which will also include a keynote address from Professor Scott Ochs.

Students not wishing or not able to attend the April in-person times have the option of submitting pictures to be included in the Commencement video. Visit for registration information and ceremony updates.