Graduation Checklist

Any Commencement information will be sent to your EagleMail email account. Please check your email for any updates, as well as the Commencement Homepage



Fall 2020 Checklist

  1. Meet with your advisor to review and verify degree requirements and complete the Application to Graduate on GULFLINE. 

  2. Applications to graduate for Fall 2020 must be submitted to GULFLINE starting December 15, 2019 but no later than April 15, 2020. If you fail to meet this critical deadline, you will not be allowed to graduate and register to walk at Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 12, 2020 (tentative).

  3. Be sure to include your correct mailing address on your Application to Graduate.

  4. Make sure that you clear any financial holds on your account that will prevent you from receiving your diploma and transcripts. Holds can be viewed on GULFLINE.

  5. Complete the 'Exit Interview' through Financial Aid if you have received student loans.

  6. Complete and submit Service Learning hours by November 13, 2020 by 5 pm.

  7. Complete the "Fall 2020 Graduating Student Survey" which will be emailed to you (students eligible to graduate). 

  8. Once you have submitted your application via GULFLINE, you must register via GULFLINE to participate in the Fall 2020 Commencement and request tickets for your guests. RSVP will begin TBD.

  9. When registering for Fall 2020 Commencement, you will be able to request tickets for guests to attend the ceremony. The number of allocated tickets is based on the graduating class. 

  10. Order your Commencement Cap and Gown through the University Bookstore. Last day to order cap and gown is TBD.
  11. Guest tickets will be emailed on TBD.  More details will be emailed to student email accounts.

  12.  The Office of Adaptive Services wishes to congratulate all students who are graduating this semester.  If you personally will need assistance for the commencement ceremony, please contact us at adaptive@fgcu.edu or call 239-590-7956 to advise us of your ceremony time and the accommodation(s) you need.

  13. No guest will be admitted to a Fall 2020 Commencement without a ticket.

  14. On commencement day visit the Center for Academic Achievement table in the candidate line-up area to complete a "Graduation Gram."  Take a few moments to thank a faculty or staff member who has helped you on your FGCU journey.

  15.  Please update your contact information so we can share information with you after graduation.

Spring 2020 Checklist

  1. Meet with your advisor to review and verify degree requirements and complete the Application to Graduate on GULFLINE. 

  2. Applications to graduate for Spring 2020 must be submitted to GULFLINE starting July 15, 2019 but no later than November 15, 2019. If you fail to meet this critical deadline, you will not be allowed to graduate and register to walk at Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 3rd.  11 a.m. (College of Arts & Sciences and the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering)  4 p.m. (Lutgert College of Business, School of Entrepreneurship, College of Education, and the Marieb College of Health & Human Services).

  3. Be sure to include your correct mailing address on your Application to Graduate.

  4. Make sure that you clear any financial holds on your account that will prevent you from receiving your diploma and transcripts. Holds can be viewed on GULFLINE.

  5. Complete the 'Exit Interview' through Financial Aid if you have received student loans.

  6. Complete and submit Service Learning hours by April 10, 2020 by 5 p.m.

  7. Complete the "Spring 2020 Graduating Student Survey" which will be emailed to you (students eligible to graduate). 

  8. Once you have submitted your application via GULFLINE, you must  RSVP online to participate in the Spring 2020 Commencement and request tickets for your guests. RSVP period begins on Sunday, February 9th and ends on Saturday, February 29th.  Instructions will be emailed to all students who applied to graduate in Spring 2020.

  9. When registering for Spring 2020 Commencement, you will be able to request tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.  The number of allocated tickets is based on the graduating class. 

  10. Order your Commencement Cap and Gown through the University Bookstore. Last day to order cap and gown and save $10 is February 20, 2020.  All orders should be placed by March 20th.  Cap and gowns will be distributed beginning April 27th. 
  11. Electronic guest tickets will be emailed to Eagle email accounts on Friday, April 24th.

  12. The Office of Adaptive Services wishes to congratulate all students who are graduating this semester.  If you personally will need assistance for the commencement ceremony, please contact us at adaptive@fgcu.edu or call 239-590-7956 to advise us of your ceremony time and the accommodation(s) you need.No guest will be admitted to a Spring 2020 Commencement without a ticket.

  13. On commencement day visit the Center for Academic Achievement table in the candidate line-up area to complete a "Graduation Gram."  Take a few moments to thank a faculty or staff member who has helped you on your FGCU journey.

  14. Please update your contact information so we can share information with you after graduation.

 Summer 2020 

  1. Meet with your advisor to review and verify degree requirements and complete the Application to Graduate on GULFLINE. 

  2. Applications to graduate for Summer 2020 must be submitted to GULFLINE starting December 15, 2019 but no later than April 15, 2020. If you fail to meet this critical deadline, you will not be allowed to graduate and register to walk at Summer Commencement on Sunday, August 2nd.  

  3. Be sure to include your correct mailing address on your Application to Graduate.

  4. Make sure that you clear any financial holds on your account that will prevent you from receiving your diploma and transcripts. Holds can be viewed on GULFLINE.

  5. Complete the 'Exit Interview' through Financial Aid if you have received student loans.

  6. Complete and submit Service Learning hours by June 17, 2020 by 5 p.m.

  7. Complete the "Summer 2020 Graduating Student Survey" which will be emailed to students eligible to graduate. 

  8. Once you have submitted your application via GULFLINE, you must  RSVP online to participate in the Summer 2020 Commencement and request tickets for your guests. RSVP dates are TBD.  Instructions will be emailed to all students who applied to graduate in Summer 2020.

  9. When registering for Summer 2020 Commencement, you will be able to request tickets for guests to attend the ceremony.  The number of allocated tickets is based on the graduating class. 

  10. Order your Commencement Cap and Gown through the University Bookstore. Last day to order cap and gown is TBD.
  11. Electronic guest tickets will be emailed to Eagle email accounts on TBD.

  12. The Office of Adaptive Services wishes to congratulate all students who are graduating this semester.  If you personally will need assistance for the commencement ceremony, please contact us at adaptive@fgcu.edu or call 239-590-7956 to advise us of your ceremony time and the accommodation(s) you need. No guest will be admitted to a Summer 2020 Commencement without a ticket.

  13. On commencement day visit the Center for Academic Achievement table in the candidate line-up area to complete a "Graduation Gram."  Take a few moments to thank a faculty or staff member who has helped you on your FGCU journey.

  14. Please update your contact information so we can share information with you after graduation.
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