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10501 FGCU Blvd South
McTarnaghan Hall, Room 120
Fort Myers, FL  33965-6565
Phone: (239) 590-7980
Fax: (239) 590-7983

Monday – Friday
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Alico Arena - FGCU Main Campus
Saturday, May 6, 2017


Dates Description

September 1st  - Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm

Deadline to Apply to Graduate
Required submission via GULFLINE

Monday, January 23rd begins at 10am

First day to RSVP via GULFLINE 

Monday, February 20th from 12pm-5pm

Tuesday, February 21st from 12pm-5pm

Grad Fair at FGCU bookstore

Friday, February 3rd by 5pm

Deadline to RSVP for commencement 

Friday, March 17th

Last day to pre-order cap and gown online and save $10.

Monday, April 3rd - Friday, May 5th 

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Alico Arena Box Office, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Friday, April 14th by 5pm

Deadline to submit Service Learning hours

Monday, April 24th - Friday, May 5th

Cap and Gown distribution at FGCU Bookstore

Friday, May 5th by 5pm

Deadline to pick up commencement tickets at Alico Arena Box Office

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

9 am: College of Arts and Sciences

1 pm: College of Education and Marieb College of Health and Human Services

5 pm: Lutgert College of Business and U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

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Candidates should arrive dressed in their gown.

  • Spring 2017 Commencement Sign-in and Line-up will be located in the tent outside of Alico Arena.
  • The ceremony is expected to last approximately 2.5 hours. 

 Please visit Candidate information for more information.




  1. Need Special Assistance (Disability Seating for Commencement): If you need to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Adaptive Services at 239-590-7956 or by e-mail at Please be advised that accessible seating is limited. A request for accessible seating does not guarantee a preferred seat. Reasonable accommodations will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Due to the limited seating, companion seats will also be limited to one.  Parking map and detail information.
  2. Cap and Gown. For further information on Cap and Gowns please visit the FGCU Bookstore webpage (Check the bottom of the page for announcements and instructions.