Commencement ceremonies are held after each semester. Florida Gulf Coast University offers a candidate ceremony and not a degree conferral ceremony. Degrees for all candidates who complete degree requirements will be certified by the appropriate college after the official close of the term, as noted in the academic calendar. Degree information is made available within 6 weeks after the close of the term. However, diplomas require 8-10 weeks to prepare.
The Spring commencement is for graduating candidates who have completed or plan to complete all degree requirements in the spring term. The Summer ceremony is for graduating candidades who have completed or plan to complete all degree requirements in the Summer. The Fall ceremony is for graduating candidates who have completed or plan to complete all degree requirements in the summer or fall terms. Students who submit graduation applications by the published deadline will receive commencement information.
For more graduation and commencement information, go to http://www.fgcu.edu/registrar/commencement.html.