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April 2017 Walker List

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Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 10:00 a.m.  All prospective graduates are required to attend rehearsal.
Location: St. Augustine Amphitheater 

Live Stream

For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be shown live on the commencement page- beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29th.


Purchase a professionally filmed DVD recording of the Commencement Ceremony. DVD orders must be received by Friday, April 28, 2017 . DVD orders can be made online or at the Commencement Reception on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Ringhaver Student Center from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. DVDs will be shipped 4-6 weeks after graduation.

Questions? Call Jessie Brabender at 904-819-6384 or email


Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: Ringhaver Student Center

The Flagler College Alumni Association Invites the Class of 2017 and their families to a Commencement Celebration and Alumni Welcome Reception. Join Flagler professors and staff as we congratulate the Class of 2017 and welcome them into the Alumni Association.

Each academic department will have a reserved area within the Student Center for graduates and their families to meet instructors and fellow classmates.

Refreshments will be served. / Casual attire
RSVP online by Monday, April 24th
Questions may be directed to Kerri Carlyon, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations / 904.819.6480

Commencement Reception: RSVP Online


Date: Saturday, April 29
Time:    9:00 a.m. (graduates report to the Amphitheater by 8:15am)
Location:  St. Augustine Amphitheater

General Information

All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, unless officially excused by Dr. Yvan Kelly, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

2. CAP & GOWN:
Your Intent to Graduate Form included a space for height and weight. We will use this information to order your regalia. If this was not available on your form, we will send you an email requesting your height and weight. A $100 graduation fee will be charged to your Flagler College Student Account and covers cap & gown, printing of your diploma and other graduation expenses.

Each graduate will receive 6 admission tickets for family, relatives, and friends. No guest will be admitted without a ticket. Only those guests under the age of 2 years, who will be sitting on a lap, will be admitted without a ticket.  Graduates do not need a ticket.

An email will be sent to your Flagler College email address, from the Career Development Center to complete a survey – the title will be “Alumni Entrance Survey” (please check your “clutter/junk” e-mail as well). This survey needs to be completed before you can pick up your tickets and Cap/Gown from Academic Affairs in Jay’s Place in the Ringhaver Student Center during “Clearance Week” on the following dates and times:

Monday April 17 10am-2pm
Tuesday April 18 10am-2pm
Wednesday April 19 1pm-5pm
Thursday April 20 1pm-5pm
Friday April 21 10am-2pm

Sign language interpreters and handicapped seating will be available.  Please indicate the need for these when picking up your tickets.

LOTTERY for extra graduation tickets

We will have a limited amount of extra tickets for the Commencement ceremony. To be fair to all graduates, we will hold a lottery to distribute those tickets to students who request extras.

Please send an email FROM YOUR FLAGLER COLLEGE ACCOUNT to Ms. Donna Washburn at with your requested amount of tickets by 5:00pm Friday, March 3, 2017.

Those emails will be placed into a lottery and Dean Kelly will randomly choose names until the extra tickets are gone. We will notify you on Monday, March 6th.

Lottery tickets are not intended for re-sale. Please, only request to be included in the lottery if you really need them.

It is mandatory that all prospective graduates attend rehearsal.  Rehearsal will take place Friday, April 28th at 10:00a.m. at the Amphitheater. The alphabetical line-up is critical to the ceremony, as are specific seating assignments.  Dean Yvan Kelly will coordinate the rehearsal, and any questions concerning the ceremony may be directed to him. Dress for rehearsal is casual and usually takes about 1 hour. Please consider car-pooling from Flagler to the Amphitheater.

Students graduating with honors will wear an Honor Cord.  If you are graduating with honors, your Honor Cord will be presented to you on the morning of commencement (senior grades are due Friday, April 28th at 10am). According to the level of academic achievement, the degree may be awarded summa cum laud (3.9 – 4.0), magna cum laude (3.7 – 3.89), or cum laude (3.5 – 3.69).  To qualify for graduation with honors, a student must complete at least 56 credit hours of graded academic work at Flagler College.  Pass/fail courses are not applicable.  All courses for which no quality points are assigned are included in this pass/fail category, (for example:  internships, field experiences, and practicum).  Only courses taken at Flagler College are computed in determining honors.  The grade point average will be rounded to the hundredth decimal place.

Please dress appropriately for this special occasion. No sneakers, jeans, flip-flops, or bare feet. If a student has any questions, please contact Dean Kelly at 819-6392.

There are no reserved seats in the Amphitheater except for graduates, faculty, administration, official College guests and mobility or hearing impaired guests. The Amphitheater will be opened at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, and seating is on a first-come basis.

If a student has guests in need of special accommodations, he/she must advise the Office of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs when obtaining tickets.  An interpreter will be available for hearing impaired persons, and special seating is provided for those requiring interpreter services. Special seating arrangements are also available for those who require the use of wheelchairs or who cannot otherwise navigate the stairs.

Parking for graduation is available at the Amphitheater. We anticipate that overflow spaces will be reserved for Flagler College graduate guests. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the following locations:

R.B.Hunt Elementary School – with shuttle bus service to the Amphitheater
Elks Lodge – walking distance to the Amphitheater
Anastasia Baptist Church – with Trolley service to the Amphitheater

Trolley and Shuttle service from 7:30am – 9:00am
Return Trolley and shuttle service from 10:30am – noon

There will be police cars at the entrance of the Amphitheatre directing traffic, please advise your guests that the flashing lights do not indicate a car accident – just police directing traffic.

10. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Graduates may contact the following companies for graduation announcements:

Jostens at or 1-800-488-2173
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