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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
Email: orr@fgcu.edu

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

President Bradshaw Granting Diplomas


Candidates - Guests - Volunteers

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. 

Advance orders can be placed online through March 11th.  www.herffjones.com/college/fgcu
Cap & gown distribution begins in the FGCU Bookstore on Monday, April 18th. 
Cap & gown distribution ends on Saturday, April 30th.
 
 
2016 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES
 
SPRING  
Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016
  • Apply to Graduate via Gulfline starts on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10AM, deadline Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5PM.  Applying to graduate instructions.
  • Required RSVP starts on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 10AM, and ends on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 5PM. RSVP can only be completed via Gulfline.
  • Tickets will be available for Pick-up at the Alico Arena Box Office, Monday- Friday, 10AM-5PM, April 4 thru April 29, 2016.

SUMMER
Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016

  • Apply to Graduate via Gulfline starts on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10AM, deadline Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5PM.  Applying to graduate instructions.
  • Required RSVP starts on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 10AM, and ends on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5PM. RSVP can only be completed via Gulfline.
  • Tickets will be available for Pick-up at the Alico Arena Box Office, Monday- Friday, 10AM-5PM, July 11 thru July 29, 2016.

FALL
Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Apply to Graduate via Gulfline starts on Wednesday, June 1, 2015 at 10AM, deadline Friday, August 26, 2016 at 5PM.  Applying to graduate instructions.
  • Required RSVP starts on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10AM, and ends on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5PM. RSVP can only be completed via Gulfline.
  • Tickets will be available for Pick-up at the Alico Arena Box Office, Monday- Friday, 10AM-5PM,  November 7 thru December 9, 2016.

Important Note:

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.

IMPORTANT LINKS:
  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 adaptive@fgcu.edu. 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.