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Commencement

Graduate Information

Phoenixes, you have millions of questions about graduation and we have the answers. 

Information for Graduates

There are several key dates and deadlines for students who are graduating. The dates for each of these items is shared with students on the website, via the Weekly Phoenix, through emails from the Office of the University Registrar, and in the university’s mobile app.

To request ADA accommodations, contact Michelle Disson at least three days in advance by sending an email to ada@floridapoly.edu or calling 863-874-8484. Requests received after will be processed, but the university cannot guarantee those requests can be fulfilled. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

Students must wear a cap and gown purchased from Herff-Jones. The order deadline is April 2 and the items will be mailed to the student. Students are required to wear professional dress and dress shoes under their gown.

Students are encouraged to Apply for Graduation at least two semesters prior to when they plan to graduate. Deadlines associated with this application are available on the Academic Calendar.

Graduates who would like to participate in Florida Poly’s 2021 Commencement must submit their 2021 Commencement Participation form no later than March 31, 2021. 

Students from the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters must also submit the Exception to Walk at Graduation Request form and return it to graduation@floridapoly.edu.

More information will be available closer to commencement.  

Commencement items, including graduation announcements, class rings and diploma frames, are available through Herff-Jones

Each year the Department of Student Affairs invites students to apply to sign the National Anthem at graduation. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m., and auditions will follow in early March. For more information contact Dr. Kathryn Miller.

Lifetouch is the official photographer for commencement. They will have photographers with clear access to the stage during the ceremony. Families may choose to order photos of their graduate. Visit events.lifetouch.com and provide Lifetouch with your contact information and they will email you a link as soon as your pictures become available. Those photos are generally available about two to four weeks after graduation. 

More information will be available closer to commencement.  

Each year the Office of Student Affairs invites students to apply to serve as the student speaker at graduation. This year we are seeking a student speaker from the class of 2020, as well as a speaker from the class of 2021.  Those interested in speaking at graduation should contact Dr. Kathryn Miller by Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. for detailed application information.

Each graduate will receive four guest tickets that will be grouped together. The tickets will be assigned seating and distributed randomly to each graduate by the Registrar’s Office. The date and time to pick up the tickets is yet to be determined and will be communicated soon.

The ceremony will also be recorded and available to view online just a few days after the event.

About to Graduate? 

Graduation doesn’t signal the end of your journey with Florida Poly. Check out these resources and opportunities to connect and give back to your university. 
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Commencement items, including graduation announcements, class rings and diploma frames, are available through Herff-Jones.
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All graduates have the opportunity to participate in the Senior Class Gift. For more information visit floridapoly.edu/alumni.

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As a member of the Alumni Association, you can join in our efforts to foster the mission of the University, network with fellow alumni and inspire future generations of STEM leaders.