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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

Alico Arena - FGCU Main Campus
Sunday, July 31, 2016


Dates Description

January 1, 2016  Starting at 10AM and ending May 27, 2016 at 5PM. 

Deadline to Apply to Graduate
Required submission via GULFLINE

Monday, June 6, 2016, begins at 10AM

First day to RSVP - Candidates can reserve up to 6 tickets

Monday, June 13, 2016 11 am- 4 pm

Grad Fair at FGCU bookstore

Monday, June 27, 2016 (deadline) 5PM

Last day to RSVP for commencement  *As of July 7, 2016 all candidates who RSVP'd will receive 8 tickets instead of the amount they previously requested.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tickets will be available for Pick-up at the Alico Arena Box Office, Mon.- Fri., 10AM-5PM

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday July 29, 2016

Cap and Gown distribution at FGCU Bookstore

Friday, July 29, 2016 (deadline) 5PM

Last day to pick up commencement tickets at Alico Arena Box Office

Sunday, July 31, 2016 

Summer 2016 Commencement

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Commencement will begin at 9:00 AM. The main doors will open at 8:00AM for guests with tickets.

Candidates should arrive dressed in their gown at 8AM.

  • Summer 2016 commencement Sign-in and Line-up will be located in the Auxilary Gym on the 2nd floor 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.