Access College Commitment Day

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!

Thank you to everyone that made College Commitment Day 2023 a success!

We’ll see you next year!

Nearly 2,000 Southside and Northampton County high school seniors received their college acceptances and celebrated in a BIG way thanks to our 2023 Presenting Partner, Old Dominion University; Diamond Elite Partner, PRA Group; and other generous college partners that currently include: ECPI University, Longwood University, Regent University and William & Mary.

The event hosted parents, high school and college faculty, and community leaders. Scholarships totaling $40,500 were awarded to the Class of 2022! Join us as an event partner to award a special scholarship of your own to the Class of 2023!

Check out past 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.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for this event, contact our Vice-President for Development, Dionne T. Scott, at or call (757) 351-2309.

This event is made possible by our generous partners

Presenting/Host Partner

Old Dominion University

Diamond Elite Partner

PRA Group

Diamond Elite Partner

Virginia 529

Presenting/Host Partner


Gold and Doctorate Partners

Chowan University
Dominion Energy
Longwood University
Norfolk State University
Virginia Tech

Master’s Partners

ECPI University
Tidewater Community College
University of Mary Washington
Virginia State University

Baccalaureate Partners

Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
Regent University
Virginia Wesleyan University

Associate’s Partners

George Mason University
William & Mary