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Flagler College Commencement


  • Commencement Details

    Celebrating Our Graduates

    Date & Time

    Spring 2015

    Date of Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre

    Time: Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.

    Spring 2015 Commencement Announcement

    Commencement Rehearsal at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre:  Thursday, April 30th, 2015
    All prospective graduates are required to attend rehearsal, which is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  The rehearsal will last approximately one hour.

    Department Receptions: Friday, May 1 2015
    Time:  3:30pm - 5pm
    Location: Ringhaver Student Center
    Each Department will hold a special reception on campus for 2015 graduates on Friday, May 1st from 3:30 - 5 p.m. as a way of saying thank you and farewell to your favorite professors.  

    Commencement Ceremony at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre:  Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Graduates report to the Amphitheatre by 8:15 a.m.

    Spring 2015 General Information

    ATTENDANCE AT COMMENCEMENT:  All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, unless officially excused by Dr. Yvan Kelly, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Those excused from the ceremony still have to be cleared through Administration to graduate and receive diploma.

    CAP & GOWN:   Cap and Gown is required for participation in the commencement ceremony. Graduates order Cap & Gown at online, they will be delivered to Flagler College and graduates pick them up during Clearance Week (see below) along with guest tickets. The cost of the cap and gown is included in your graduation fee (invoiced by Student Accounts).

    ADMISSION TICKETS: 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. Sign language interpreters and handicapped seating will be available. Please indicate the need for these when picking up your tickets. Additionally, you may submit your Alumni Exit Survey (an email will be sent out in April) and pick up your tickets and Cap/Gown from the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in Jay’s Place in the Ringhaver Student Center during “Clearance Week” on the following dates and times: 

    Monday, April 2010a.m. – 2p.m.Jay’s Place (Ringhaver)
    Tuesday, April 21 10a.m. – 2p.m.Jay’s Place (Ringhaver)
    Wednesday, April 221p.m. – 5p.m.Jay’s Place (Ringhaver)
    Thursday, April 231p.m. – 5p.m.Jay’s Place (Ringhaver)
    Friday, April 2410a.m. – 2p.m.Jay’s Place (Ringhaver)

    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 email Ms. Donna Washburn at with your requested amount of tickets by 5:00pm Friday, March 6, 2015. Those emails will be placed into a lottery and Dean Kelly will randomly choose names.  We will notify you on Monday, March 9th.

    INTERNS who will not be on campus during Clearance Week can make special arrangements to pick up their tickets and cap and gown by contacting Mrs. Washburn at 904-819-6392 or

    EXIT SURVEY: The Office of Alumni Services will email graduates an “Exit Survey” form to complete close to graduation.  This form must be completed and returned to Alumni Services before graduates can pick up cap, gown and tickets.   It can be completed on-line or handed in during Clearance Week.

    HONOR GRADUATES:  Students graduating with honors will wear an Honor Cord.  If you are graduating with honors, your Honor Cord will be presented to you at the morning of commencement (senior grades are due Friday, May 1st 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.

    COMMENCEMENT DRESS: 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.

    GUEST SEATING: 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.

    SEATING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If a student has guests in need of special accommodations, he/she must advise the Office of the Associate Dean 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.  

    GUEST PARKING: 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
    Anastasia Square – with Trolley service to the Amphitheater

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

    ORDER DVD:To order a DVD of the Fall 2014 Flagler College Commencement for $20, contact the Office of Alumni Relations by calling (904) 819-6474 or email

    HOTELS: Many hotels in St. Augustine offer discounted rates to our Flagler families.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Graduation announcements can be ordered anywhere, but the following companies use the Flagler College drawing and/or logo:

    PHOTOGRAPHS:  GradTrak Images will be taking photos of the graduates as they accept their diploma.  Proofs will be sent to the graduates via their “” email address.  Graduates are not obligated to place an order.  


    Commencement Ceremony:   Dean Yvan Kelly or Ms. Donna Washburn – 904-819-6392 or

    Graduation Fee:  Ms. Christine Wages – 904-819-6240 or

    Diploma and/or transcript:  Registrar’s office – 904-819-6204 or

    Exit Survey:  Ms. Margo Brown – 904-819-6474 or