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The live stream will begin December 15, 2018 at 8:30am.


Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. (graduates report to the Rotunda by 8:15am)
Location: Flagler College Gymnasium

Commencement Rehearsal

Date: Friday, December 14th

Time: 4:00pm. All prospective graduates are required to attend rehearsal.
Location: Flagler College Gymnasium

Graduation Reception

Date: Saturday, December 15th

Time: Immediately following commencement
Location: Flagler College Dining Hall

General Information

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.


Pick up for cap and gown will occur during Graduation Clearance. Your Intent to Graduate Form included 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.


Each graduate will receive 8 admission tickets. Seating is limited and no guest will be admitted without a ticket. Guests under the age of 2 and will be sitting on a lap will not require a ticket. Graduates do not need a ticket.


An email will be sent to your Flagler College email address in November, from Career Development to complete the “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 at the Alumni House at Anderson Cottage (the building between the Student Center and Library) on the following dates and times:

Monday, December 3
Alumni House

Tuesday, December 4
Alumni House

Wednesday, December 5
Alumni House

Sign language interpreters and handicapped seating will be available. Please indicate the need for these when picking up your 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 Margo Thomas at with your requested amount of tickets by 5:00pm Friday, November 16, 2018.

Those emails will be placed in a lottery and will be randomly chosen until the extra tickets are gone. We will notify you on Tuesday, November 20th.

Lottery tickets are not intended for resale. Please, only request to be included in the lottery if you really need them. Flagler College does not sell tickets and will not have extra tickets other than this lottery.


Students graduating with honors will wear an Honor Cord. If you are graduating with honors, your Honor Cord will be presented to you on at Graduation 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 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 Dr. Yvan Kelly (


There are no reserved seats in the Gymnasium except for graduates, faculty, administration, official College guests, and mobility or hearing impaired guests. The Gymnasium 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 Alumni Relations 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.


Limited parking for graduation is available in the Flagler College Parking Garage, located on Malaga Street. There will be a trolley that will run guests between the parking garage and the gymnasium starting at 7:45am until 9:15am. After graduation, the trolley will pick up in front of the Ringhaver Student Center to bring you back to the parking garage between 10:30am and 11:30am.


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

Jostens at or 1-800-488-2173

Signature A:


Professional photographers will be at the ceremony to take photos of our 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.


Parents, family members, and friends can make a gift of $20.18 to the Senior Class Endowed Scholarship, and submit a special 50-word message online that will be placed into a commemorative booklet given to all who attend commencement. This provides a unique way to congratulate your graduating student on their accomplishments and, at the same time, continue to provide much-needed financial aid for future seniors.

To submit your message and donation, simply visit Please take a moment to draft a message and make a gift in honor of your soon-to-be graduate, and submit your message and donation online by Wednesday, November 28. You may want to share the link and encourage other family members and friends to make a gift and participate. Additional gifts are welcome and greatly appreciated!


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