Commencement Information

Submit Graduation Clearance forms to the Office of the Registrar, ( by April 25, 2021. All cleared candidates will be eligible to participate in Commencement and related activities (i.e. Baccalaureate Service, Graduates’ Luncheon, Commencement Ceremony).

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6:00pm | Clock Tower Pavilion

Eligible candidates participating in Commencement are required to attend rehearsal. Please report to the Clock Tower Pavilion fifteen (15) minutes prior to start time. You will receive instructions on how to wear your graduation regalia, how to proceed to the stage to receive your diploma, and you’ll obtain other important Commencement information. Guest tickets and honor cords will be distributed during rehearsal. Each confirmed candidate attending the Commencement Ceremony, will receive eight (8) tickets for your family, friends and guests.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 9:30am | FIU-FMU Building Stairwell.

Join fellow graduates for a group photo. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. Attire: Cap and Gown

If you cannot attend
Anyone unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony on campus, will have the opportunity to enjoy the live streamed service Saturday, May 8, 2021 beginning at 8:00am. All graduates representing the classes of: Summer and Fall 2019, and Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 will be recognized during the ceremony.

The Commencement Committee is requesting that graduates submit a photo to be part of the virtual celebration. For graduates who would like to have their photo displayed on the livestream you will need to submit a high-resolution photo using the following guidelines. You must be in cap and gown in your photograph so please make sure to order your regalia before the March 23rd deadline! Email your high-resolution JPEG or PNG file to no later than Sunday, April 11, 2021.

When emailing your photo please include First Name, Last Name, Degree and School. All photos are to be  high-resolution JPEG or PNG file and to emailed no later than Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Florida Memorial University reserves the right to refuse any submitted photograph should it not meet university guidelines and standards

Saturday, May 8, 2021 | 8:00am | Clock Tower Pavilion

Please review the timetable for the day.

6:45am Graduates report to the Smith Conference Center for check-in
6:45am Faculty report to the lobby of the LRCPA
7:00am Campus opens to guests
7:50am Begin the Administration Processional
7:50am Begin the Faculty Processional/Marshals from the LRCPA
7:50am Begin the Graduates’ Processional/Marshals from the Smith Conference Center
8:00am Commencement 2021 Ceremony begins promptly

At the close of Commencement, bells will toll as the Administration and Faculty line Coleman Drive to bid Graduates a final and fond farewell. Grads take a last walk through an excited line up of Faculty members and the Administration, who have supported, encouraged, and prepared Grads for a promising future beyond the walls of Florida Memorial University!

Saturday, May 8, 2021 immediately after Commencement | Clock Tower Pavilion

Proud Graduates will enjoy celebrating with friends and family on the Celebration Stage. The celebration kicks off with music, fun, fellowship, refreshments, a DJ and The ROAR Band. Fond memories will be made, and a grand farewell that will be remembered for years to come.