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. Rehearsal Video
VIEW OR PRINT PDF of 2015 Commencement Handbook
SPRING 2016 GRAD FAIR
Where: University Bookstore in the Cohen Center
When: Wednesday, February 24th from NOON – 5:00PM
and Thursday, February 25th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM
This event will allow graduation candidates to take care of all of their graduation needs at once, including ordering a cap and gown, personalized announcements, diploma frames, and class ring.
We look forward to being of service at the “Graduation Celebration.” There will be booths from the Registrar’s Office, Alumni Association, Financial Aid, Graduate Studies and other departments.
Discounts on selected items will be offered on orders placed by February 25th.
Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016
Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016
Please review your tickets for the correct time when picking them up at the Alico Arena Box Office. Tickets can not be used for any other ceremony that day. Student can only pick up their reserved guest tickets. A limited amount of extra tickets may be available 1 hour before each ceremony at the Alico Arena Box Office on a first come, first serve basis. There will be an overflow room where guests without a ticket can view the commencement ceremony located in the Cohen Center in room 214 on a large screen.
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.