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ACCESS College Commitment Day 2022

Access launched its College Commitment Day event when the national movement began in 2016! Today Access College Commitment Day is a highly anticipated community event.
This high-energy, school-spirited celebration for high school seniors is an unforgettable tribute to their educational achievements, commemorating an exciting time in their lives–college acceptance and the filing of their FAFSA form to gain the funds needed to enroll in college!

Our fifth annual College Commitment Day, held on April 26, 2022 at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, was a huge success!

Nearly 2,000 Southside and Northampton County high school seniors were able to celebrate their college acceptances in a BIG way thanks to our Presenting Partner, Old Dominion University; Diamond Elite Partners, PRA Group, Sentara Foundation, and Virginia529; and our generous college and corporate partners that included Chowan University, Christopher Newport University, Dominion Energy, ECPI University, Elizabeth City State University, George Mason University, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, Regent University, Tidewater Community College, University of Mary Washington, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Wesleyan University, and William & Mary. The event also hosted parents, high school and college faculty, and community leaders. Scholarships totaling $40,500 were awarded to the Class of 2022!

College Commitment Day was emceed by Katie Collett of WAVY TV 10.

Check out news coverage of the event on WVEC, WAVY, WTKR, The Virginian-Pilot and the Suffolk News Herald. The local news airings and publications made it possible for the entire community to join in the celebration and be inspired by ACCESS students who declared their commitment to higher education.

Experience the excitement of College Commitment Day 2022 by watching the video below!

To the Class of 2022 from Access: Congratulations on your hard work. You deserve all the success in the world!