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Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall Commencement will be held on December 14, 2023, at 6:30 pm, at the Howard Center. Fall Commencement includes eligible Fall graduates.

Deadlines for Fall Commencement
Submit your graduation application by October 13th to participate in Fall Commencement and have your name printed in the graduation program. Cap and gowns can be ordered from September 11th through October 16th. You are encouraged to complete the graduation application prior to purchasing your cap and gown to ensure you’re eligible to graduate. See details below on how to meet commencement deadlines.

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How do I sign up to participate in commencement?

In order to participate in commencement, you must submit your graduation application by the October 13th deadline and purchase your cap and gown by the October 16th deadline, or email informing of your intent to participate.

How do I submit a graduation application?

Meet with your advisor to ensure your program’s requirements will be met by the end of the term you plan to graduate. You will complete your graduation application at the appointment, have it signed by your advisor, and then submit it to Enrollment Services in Building 15.
**Your graduation application must be received in Enrollment Services by the published graduation application deadline found on the Academic Calendar for your name to be included in the printed commencement program.** Schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor before the deadline.

How do I order a cap and gown?

To place your order visit –> or stop by the FGC Bookstore in Building 14. If you order online, there is an option to have your cap and gown shipped to you (Your graduation guest tickets will be included with your regalia). For students who choose in-store pick-up, a cap and gown pick-up date will be communicated to participating graduates. Contact 386-754-4320 or email with any questions.

Can I borrow a cap and gown?

You may borrow a gown from a previous graduate if the graduate participated in commencement in the past 2 years to ensure the correct shade/material of the gown. If you want to participate and are not placing an order with the FGC Bookstore, you must email about participating in commencement (include your name, ID number, your program of study, and phone number).

Ceremony Information

  • Each graduate will be informed of the number of guest tickets for graduation through email closer to graduation. A ticket will be required from each guest for entrance into the ceremony. You will receive your tickets in your cap and gown order.
  • You should arrive fully dressed in your graduation regalia.
  • When you arrive, you will pick up your name card (to show the speaker when you cross the stage for your name and degree to be announced) and be given instructions on the line-up.
  • The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed on the FGC website on the day of graduation.

Spring 2024 Commencement

FGC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 3, 2024, at the Howard Center. Spring Commencement includes eligible Spring graduates.

Summer 2024 Commencement

FGC’s Summer Commencement Ceremony will be held on August 8, 2024, at the Howard Center. Spring Commencement includes eligible Spring graduates.