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2019 Ceremony Details 

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
1340c A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Participant List

Spring 2019 Commencement Participant List

General Information

Congratulations on your graduation, we are so proud of you! Review the items below to learn more about your upcoming ceremony. 

Graduation Clearance

All graduates are required to complete several simple tasks in order to receive their cap and gown.

  1. Complete an Alumni Entrance Survey. This survey will be emailed to your Flagler College email address in April by the Career Development Center. 
  2. You must attend Graduate Clearance. This is where you will receive your cap and gown and graduation tickets. The clearance procedure only takes about 5-10 minutes, and you must stop by during one of the below time frames: 

Tuesday, April 23rd 
Location: Alumni House 
Wednesday, April 24th 
Location: Alumni House

Thursday, April 25th
Location: Alumni House

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Cap and Gown

Pick up for cap and gown will occur during Graduate Clearance. Your Application for Graduation includes a space for height and weight. We will use this information to order your regalia. A $100 graduation fee will be charged to your Flagler College Student Account and covers cap and gown, printing of your diploma and other graduation expenses. Official transcripts and diplomas will not be issued until all holds are cleared with the Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid.

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Admission Tickets

Each graduate will receive 7 admission tickets when they attend their Graduation Clearance session. Seating is limited and no guest will be admitted without a ticket. Guests under the age of 2 will not require a ticket, as long as they seated in a lap. Graduates do not need a ticket.

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Lottery for Extra 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 to Margo Thomas at with your requested amount of tickets (up to 4 additional tickets) by 5:00 pm Monday, March 25th. Those emails will be placed into a lottery and will be randomly chosen until the extra tickets are gone. We will notify you on Wednesday, March 27th. Lottery tickets are not intended for resale. Flagler College does not sell tickets and will not have extra tickets other than this lottery.

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Commencement Rehearsal

Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, May 1st at 4 pm at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All prospective graduates are required to attend rehearsal unless you have a final exam at that time. Do not miss a final exam in order to attend rehearsal. Rehearsal is casual and lasts for approximately 1 hour. Please consider car-pooling from Flagler to the Amphitheatre. Questions regarding rehearsal may be directed to Dr. Yvan Kelly.

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Senior Soiree

Come celebrate your graduation with a champagne toast with President Joyner!

Senior Soiree

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Department Receptions

Flagler will host complimentary receptions for each academic department on Friday, May 3rd from 4-5:30PM in the Ringhaver Student Center. Invitations will be sent to parents and graduates in early April, and family and friends are encouraged to attend and meet with faculty.

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Attendance at Commencement

All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony unless officially excused by Dr. Art Vanden Houten in the Office of Academic Affairs.

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Honor Graduates

Students graduating with honors will wear an Honor Cord.  If you are graduating with honors, you will be notified the afternoon prior to the ceremony.  Your Honor Cord will be given to you on the morning of commencement by your line leader. 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)
  • 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.

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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 Dr. Kelly at 819-6219.

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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 am on Saturday and seating is on a first-come basis.

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Accessible Seating

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

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Limited parking for graduation is available at the Amphitheater. Please anticipate the need to use a satellite parking lot and allow extra time to for parking, as traffic will be heavy. If you are utilizing handicapped parking at The Amp, make sure you have your state-issued decal/hang tag available to show the lot attendants to gain entry into the drop off zone.  Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the following locations:

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

The attached map illustrates these parking areas and shuttle routes.

Reduced image of parking map for fall 2019 commencement

Trolley and shuttle service from 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Gates open for seating at 7:45 am

Return Trolley and shuttle service from 10:30 am-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. Traffic will be heavy, please give yourself plenty of time to park and find your seat. 


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Graduates may contact and order on their own from the following companies for graduation announcements:

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Professional photographers will be at the ceremony to take photos of graduates accepting their diplomas. Proofs will be sent to your Flagler College email address within a few days. You are under no obligation to purchase photos.

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Need Overnight Accommodations?

Area lodging options can be found here


If you have questions regarding:

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Graduation Clearance, Tickets, Cap and Gown

If you have questions about Graduation Clearance, Tickets, Cap and Gown, please contact Ms. Margo Thomas, Alumni Relations at 904-819-6474 or

Students and families at graduation

Commencement Ceremony

If you have questions about the Commencement Ceremony please email Dr. Yvan Kelly at


Graduation Fee

If you have questions about the graduation fee, please reach out to our Office of Student Accounts at 904-819-6230 or

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Diploma and/or Transcript

If you have questions about your diploma and/or transcript please contact the Office of the Registrar at 904-819-6204 or

Ponce Hall.

Alumni Entrance Survey

If you have any questions about the Alumni Entrance Survey, please reach out to Ms. Tara Stevenson, Director of the Career Development Center at 904-826-8508 or