2020 Ceremony Details
March 18, 2020: Dr. Joyner announced that all events through May 30th would be cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus. All Spring 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December 2020 ceremony to be held on Saturday, December 12th at 9 a.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All May 2020 degrees will be conferred in May and mailed to graduates. Questions may be directed to MThomas@Flagler.edu. We greatly appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented time.
Congratulations on your graduation, we are so proud of you! Review the items below to learn more about your upcoming ceremony.
All graduates are required to complete several simple tasks in order to receive their cap and gown.
Tuesday, April 21st
Location: Alumni House
Wednesday, April 22nd
Location: Alumni House
Thursday, April 23rd
Location: Alumni House
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.Back To Top
Each graduate will receive 8 tickets for admission 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 are seated in a lap. Graduates do not need a ticket. The College does not sell additional tickets.Back To Top
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 MThomas@flagler.edu with your requested amount of tickets (up to 4 additional tickets) by 5:00 pm Friday, April 3rd. 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, April 8th. Lottery tickets are not intended for resale. Flagler College does not sell tickets and will not have extra tickets other than this lottery. Requests for extra tickets must be made directly by the graduating senior. Unfortunately, we cannot enter a senior into the lottery on behalf of a family member or guest request.Back To Top
Join Dr. and Mrs. Joyner for a champagne toast to celebrate the graduating class. Date and time to be announced in February.Back To Top
Flagler will host a complimentary reception for graduates and their families, faculty, and staff on Friday, May 1st from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Ringhaver Student Center. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce the family to faculty and say farewell. The Student Center will have space designated for each major to congregate. Light refreshments will be served. Formal invitations will be mailed to families in April. Attire: Casual.Back To Top
All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement Ceremony unless officially excused by Dr. Art Vanden Houten in the Office of Academic Affairs.Back To Top
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.Back To Top
There are no reserved seats at the Amphitheatre except for graduates, faculty, administration, official College guests, and mobility or hearing impaired guests. The gates will be opened at 7:15 am on Saturday and seating is on a first-come basis. Some seats are not covered. Please check the weather and dress accordingly, as it may be very warm or rainy. You may want to consider bringing a brimmed hat or cap. Reusable water bottles are permitted at the Amphitheatre and guests are encouraged to bring one and use the water filling stations.Back To Top
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.Back To Top
There is very limited parking at the Amphitheatre, please carpool, come early and be prepared to park in a satellite lot. Parking will be FREE and some lots will provide Trolley transport. Satellite lots are:
- Elks Lodge (1420 A1A S)—Walking distance to Amphitheatre
- R.B. Hunt Elementary School (125 Magnolia Drive)—Trolley provided
- Anastasia State Park (300 Anastasia Park Road)—Trolley provided
- Anastasia Baptist Church (1650 A1A S) – Trolley provided
Trolley service will run from 7:30 am until 9:00 am, and again from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
*Note: If you have a state-issued handicap decal/hangtag, please have your graduate indicate that to the Office of Alumni Relations to make accommodations for handicap parking.Back To Top