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Fall 2021 Grad Walk

Celebrate your achievement at the Fall 2021 Grad Walk on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Alico Arena.

Registration opens Monday, Nov. 1.

To participate, you must have already submitted your application to graduate via Gulfline. The final deadline to do this was Sept. 24.

The Fall 2021 Grad Walk is a voluntary opportunity to briefly take the stage in person while guests watch and cheer from the floor. During Grad Walk, college by college, we will shine a light on each Eagle at their registered time.

As part of the Grad Walk celebration, there will be an online virtual commencement video that is published the day of graduation.

  • Please be aware that the virtual commencement does not require students to submit a photo or any other information.

Grad Walk FAQs

Grad Walk Schedule

9:00 AM – 12:45 PM: College of Arts & Sciences

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Whitaker College of Engineering

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Lutgert College of Business

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM: Marieb College of Health and Human Services

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: College of Education

Registration Opens Monday

Grad Walk photo

Grad Walk

Hearing your name read as you step across the stage. Accepting your diploma. Posing for family photos. It’s all part of the college graduation experience, and it’s happening again at FGCU.

Photo of students

Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement includes inspiring words from President Mike Martin and dignitaries followed by the degree conferral for graduates and families to enjoy.


MedallionGraduation Medallions

Have you participated in the Senior Class Gift yet? Donate $10 or more to commemorate your time at FGCU, and you'll receive an exclusive Graduation Medallion. Medallions can be picked up at the Alumni Office or on the day of Grad Walk at the Senior Class Gift table outside the arena.

Plan ahead for Grad Walk

  • Only students who submitted their intent to graduate form via Gulfline will be eligible for this special event. The final deadline to apply for graduation was Sept. 24.
  • Up to six guests are welcome to join each graduate to watch the walk.
  • Students who plan to participate will be required to register for a specific time slot by college. Graduates can wear FGCU caps and gowns or appropriate professional attire.
  • There will be multiple time slots available for each college to RSVP for the Fall 2021 Grad Walk.

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Make the most of this special time

This is a time to celebrate, but also a time to keep friends, family and loved ones safe and healthy. Get details on planning the festivities. 

To accommodate as many participants as possible and ensure everyone’s safety, the Fall 2021 Grad Walk will require the cooperation of graduates and their guests as well as the coordination of dozens of volunteers. Give yourself plenty of time to park and to check in at Alico Arena before your registered time. 

Prepare to follow posted CDC guidelines. Everyone entering Alico Arena will be expected to wear a mask at all times, even if vaccinated, but the university is legally prohibited from requiring them. Please practice physical distancing from anyone not in your party whenever possible.

Although they are not required, you can order cap and gowns through the FGCU Cap and Gown Order website as well as purchased or rented on campus at Barnes & Noble at Florida Gulf Coast University. The bookstore is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Due to an increase in demand, please pick up or order your regalia as soon as possible.

Hotels Within 10 Miles

Search hotels near Florida Gulf Coast University. This information is provided to help you search for lodging. It is not an FGCU endorsement of listed properties.


8955 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.8 miles from campus
13651-A Indian Paint Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.6 miles from campus
10081 Intercom Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
6.8 miles from campus
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10050 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33965
3.1 miles from campus
18051 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908
8.6 miles from campus
9950 University Plaza Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3 miles from campus
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL 33928
3.7 miles from campus
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9241 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.7 miles from campus
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10611 Chevrolet Way
Estero, FL 33928
3.6 miles from campus
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16410 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3.1  miles from campus
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3 miles from campus
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16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
2.7 miles from campus
11800 Coconut Plantation Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
9.2 miles from campus
23120 Via Villagio
Estero, FL 33928
7.3 miles from campus 
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5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
9.2 miles from campus
9521 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.7 miles from campus
9501 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.6 miles from campus
10054 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3.7 miles from campus


Grad Walk will take place at Alico Arena on FGCU's main campus.

From the north (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 south to Alico Road at exit 128. 
  • Go east (left) on Alico Road for a half-mile.
  • Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway for 2 miles.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto FGCU Boulevard at the main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument).
  • Continue in right lane and stop at the information booth for assistance with parking passes and campus maps.

From the south (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 north to Corkscrew Road at Exit 123.
  • Go east (right) onto Corkscrew Road for half-mile.
  • Turn north (left) onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway.
  • Drive 3 miles to main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument) and turn right onto FGCU Boulevard.
  • Continue in right lane and stop at the information booth for assistance with parking passes and campus maps.

Show the world your accomplishment

Download and display an FGCU Class of 2021 yard sign.

They can be printed at select UPS, FedEx and Office Depot stores that can produce yard signs.


24" X 18" BLUE SIGN

iphone with FGCU wallpaper

Keep Eagle pride close at hand

You’re a class act, Class of 2021. Celebrate your achievement with wallpaper made exclusively for you featuring iconic campus images.