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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, December 11, 2016


Dates Description

June 1st starting at 10am and ending Friday, August 26th at 5pm

Deadline to Apply to Graduate
Required submission via GULFLINE

Tuesday, September 6th begins at 10am

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

Monday, Sept. 26th from noon-5pm

Tuesday, Sept. 27th from 10:00-2:00pm

Grad Fair at FGCU bookstore

Monday, September 26th by 5pm (deadline)

Last day to RSVP for commencement 

Friday, October 21st (deadline)

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

Monday, November 7th - Friday, December 9th

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

Friday, November 18th by 5pm (deadline)

Service Learning hours due


Cap and Gown distribution at FGCU Bookstore

Friday, December 9th by 5pm (deadline)

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

Sunday, December 11th, 2016  9am & 1pm

Fall 2016 Commencement

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Commencement times are 9am and 1pm.

Candidates should arrive dressed in their gown.

  • Fall 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.