Grad Walk Details

Time to celebrate — safely

Grad Walk is an opportunity for summer graduates to mark their milestone in person on campus with a few invited guests. To make the festivities as safe and as satisfying as possible for all, we ask that participants follow the guidelines below.


The Grad Walk will not be live streamed.


Grad Walk Ceremony Schedule | August 8

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Lutgert College of Business & College of Education
  • U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering
  • Marieb College of Health & Human Services
  • Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship

Virtual Commencement Schedule

  • August 8 | 10 a.m. Virtual Commencement video is published | Watch it or share with family any time

FGCU Main Campus | Alico Arena

Official cap and gown are not required for Grad Walk. You may order official regalia through FGCU Bookstore or opt for professional dress.  Graduation gowns will not be available for purchase at Grad Walk.

Professional photography will be done as students walk across the stage along with other photo stops as part of Grad Walk.

Each graduate will be allowed to come to Grad Walk with a maximum of 6 guests.

FGCU is adapting commencement traditions to allow graduates to celebrate while observing official COVID-19 safety measures. Get COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Commencement and Grad Walk FAQ

  • Do I need to register each guest?

  • What will the Grad Walk entail?

  • Where can I order a cap & gown?

  • Where can I see the virtual commencement?

  • Where will the Summer 2021 Grad Walk take place?

  • Will parking be available?

  • Why can’t FGCU hold a traditional in-person commencement ceremony like some of the other SUS schools? 

  • Do I have to wear a graduation cap and gown in order to participate in Grad Walk?

  • How many guests can attend Grad Walk?

  • Do I need to register for Grad Walk?

  • Will I receive my diploma as part of Grad Walk?

  • What COVID safety protocols will be in place to protect grads and guests?