Commencement Information

Candidate Information


Watch Rehearsal Videos 

Commencement Day

  • Dress Code & Conduct

  • Arrival & Assembly

  • Processional

  • Ceremony

  • Recessional

  • Degrees & Honors

 Graduation Requirements, Documentation and General Information

  • Completing All Degree Requirements

  • Degree Requirement Verification Procedures

  • Certification of Degrees

  • Diplomas

  • Application for Graduation Denied - Re-application Required

  • Privacy

  • Student Life Sashes

Guest Information

Commencement Guest Information Guide

  • Commencement Information

  • Dress Code

  • Guest Tickets and Seating Arrangement

  • Parking

  • Reminders

  • Directions 

  • Hotel Accommodations and Area Information

  • Special Assistance

  • Photographs

  • Live Commencement Coverage

Faculty Information

  • RSVP

  • Regalia

  • Parking

  • Arrival and Line-Up

  • Processional

  • Doctoral Students and Committee Chairs

  • Recessional

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, participation in the ceremony, and for making this a special day for our students!

**Special note Florida Gulf Coast University congratulates all graduating seniors and 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. 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. Additionally, 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.

Volunteer Information

*Commencement volunteer registration is currently closed.

FGCU Staff & Students
Please join us and Volunteer at Commencement!

STUDENTS....Earn Service Learning Hours

This special event honors the hard work and
dedication of our FGCU students and their families. 

Volunteers are needed in the following categories:
*information assistants, *candidate line-up, *faculty check in and line-up, *ticket taking, *program distribution and *greeters 

Student can earn Service Learning Hours for volunteering at the Commencement Ceremonies and the Volunteer Orientation. 

This is a wonderful way to help the FGCU staff, faculty, and administration honor your fellow students and a chance to see your friends graduate.  Commencement Volunteers are an important part of Commencement Day…… 

“We could not do this without YOU!” 

Submit your online Volunteer Application  Please note: Commencement volunteer registration is currently closed.

For more information contact Maureen Batchelder at