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!

Our sixth annual College Commitment Day will be held on April 25, 2023 at Chartway Arena at the Ted Constant Convocation Center!

Nearly 2,000 Southside and Northampton County high school seniors who received their college acceptances will be 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 hosts 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.