OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
10501 FGCU Blvd South
McTarnaghan Hall, Room 116
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-7980
Fax: (239) 590-7983
Monday – Friday
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
We are delighted to welcome parents, family and guests to Florida Gulf Coast University to honor our graduates! This information will serve as a guide to both candidates and guests, as no rehearsal is conducted.
LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE can be viewed on the FGCU main page one hour before each ceremonies' starting time.
Commencement ceremony for Fall 2013:
Sunday, December 15
Commencement ceremony for Spring 2014:
Saturday, May 10
Spring Commencement is for graduating candidates who have completed or who plan to complete all degree requirements in the Spring semesters, Summer Commencement is for graduating candidates who have completed or who plan to complete all degree requirements in the Summer sessions and the Fall Commencement is for those graduating candidates who have completed or who plan to complete all degree requirements in the Fall semesters.
Important Note: Commencement tickets for Spring and Fall semesters are labeled for either the AM ceremony and PM ceremony as appropriate. Guests will not be permitted to use PM tickets for the AM ceremony and Vice versa. This Fall 2013 graduating candidates will pick up their guest tickets between November 18 - December 13, 2013, Mon - Fri, 10am-5pm at the Alico Arena (December 13th will be the last day for candidates can pick up guest tickets). Limited amount of tickets may be available 1 hour before each Commencement. Guest without tickets are encouraged to view the ceremonies in the overflow room where a big screen will be made available for both ceremonies at the Cohen Center, room 214 (directional signs will be posted).
Graduation and Commencement are two separate functions, and have separate applications. You must apply to graduate in order to receive your degree and diploma; however you do not have to physically attend the Commencement ceremony. If you do plan on attending the Spring, Summer or Fall Commencement, you must apply via GULFLINE by the semester's deadlines noted above under 'Important Deadlines'.
Because of growing demand and limited space, it is necessary to strictly adhere to deadlines concerning participation in FGCU Commencements. Your cooperation is needed to ensure you do not miss this opportunity!
TO: All attendees of the graduation ceremonies
Florida Gulf Coast University congratulate all graduating seniors. We want this commencement to be a very proud, memorable, and pleasant occasion for all attendees, including graduates, family and friends.
We have been advised that some among our graduates have allergic reactions to latex and strong chemical fragrances. Therefore, in an effort to provide the most comfortable experience for all participants and guests, we also ask that attendees refrain from the use of latex and scented fragrances during the Commencement ceremonies. Alico Arena currently has a policy prohibiting balloons in the arena and will not allow them to be brought into the arena for the commencement ceremony.
Thank you for your cooperation.