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Celebrating Our Graduates

Date & Time

SPRING 2014

Commencement Speaker: Ambassador Andrew Young
Date of Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: Ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Commencement Rehearsal:Friday, May 2, 2014, 4pm, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

General Information

Graduation Interview

Once a student earns 60 semester hours, he/she is responsible for scheduling the Graduation Interview with the Office of the Registrar.

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.

Admission Tickets

No one will be admitted without a ticket. You may pick up your tickets from the Office of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs during Graduation Clearance Week. The dates and times for Clearance Week will be sent to the flagler email account. The number of tickets each student can obtain have yet to be determined. Sign language interpreters and handicapped seating will be available. Please indicate the need for these when picking up your tickets.

Live Streaming

For those who cannot attend, a live stream of the commencement ceremony will be available on this website.

Rehearsal

It is mandatory that all prospective graduates attend rehearsal. Rehearsal usually takes about one hour. Dress for rehearsal is casual. 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.

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 commencement rehearsal. 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 academic work at Flagler College that carry letter grades. Pass/fail options 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.

Dress for Commencement

Men are to wear a dress shirt (preferable white) and tie, dark slacks, and dress shoes. Women are to wear a dress or dark dress slacks/skirt and blouse, and dress shoes. Students not adhering to this dress code, will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Caps and Gowns must be ordered by the graduate with Jostens, Inc. at www.jostens.com or with a Jostens rep on campus on various advertised days . They will be delivered to the college for pickup during Graduation Clearance Week. If a student has any questions, please contact Dean Kelly at 819-6392.

Guest Seating

There are no reserved seats during commencement except for graduates, faculty, administration, official College guests and mobility or hearing impaired guests. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Seating for Disabled Persons

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 bleachers.

Order DVD

To order a DVD of the Fall 2013 Flagler College Commencement for $20, contact the Office of Alumni Relations by calling (904) 819-6474 or email alumni@flagler.edu.

Hotels

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

Ramada Limited - near Rt. 95

Hampton Inn - near Rt. 95

Courtyard Marriott - (Flagler College code ZSU) Rt. 16

Fairfield Inn & Suites - (Flagler College code ZSU) Rt. 16

The Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

The Monterey Inn, Bayfront

Best Western at St. Augustine Beach