FGC’s Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on December 13, 2018 at the Howard Center.

Who is eligible?

Students who submit a graduation application for Fall 2018 to the Office of Enrollment Services by the October 19, 2018 deadline.

How do I submit a graduation application?

Meet with your advisor to ensure your programs requirements will be met by the end of Fall 2018. 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 advisor will ask if you plan to walk in the ceremony and indicate your participation on the graduation application prior to submission.

**Your graduation application must be received in Enrollment Services by the published deadline of October 19, 2018 for your name to be included in the printed commencement program.** Schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor before the deadline.

You can view the Academic Calendar here.

Graduation Application Form


Participate in Fall Commencement

Cap and Gown

Monitor your wolves email for important graduation details and reminders. While our commencement does not require a rehearsal, we will share information that will help you, your family and friends have a fun, stress-free graduation day.

September 31, 2018 – October 26, 2018:  Students should order cap and gown at the FGC Bookstore. All orders must be done in-store. The cost for cap, gown, and tassel is $40.00; if a student wishes to purchase an extra tassel, they are $10.00 each.


Commencement Day Sequence of Events

December 13, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.          Students report for line-up in the Wilson S. Rivers Library. Pick up your name card at the check-in table located in the atrium and line up inside the library.

4:00 p.m.                     Howard Center will be open for seating of your family and friends. We encourage guests to arrive prior to 5:30 p.m. to have time to park and get into the Howard Center before processional begins at 5:50 pm.

5:00 p.m.                     Faculty/Staff report for line-up in the Library, Room 102.

5:50 p.m.                     Students will begin processional to the Howard Center. Entrance of guests will stop during the processional.

6:00 p.m.                     Commencement ceremony begins.

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