Division of Academic Affairs

Florida A&M University Commencement 

 


Fall 2018 Commencement

The Florida A&M University Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremonies will take place on:

 Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6 p.m.


Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9 a.m.


Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium

1800 Wahnish Way

Tallahassee, FL 32307

 

 



Commencement Ceremonies

The ceremonies will include students who have completed degree requirements during the fall semester. Doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees will be presented.

December 14, 2018 @ 6 p.m.

December 15, 2018 @ 9 a.m.*

College of Engineering (FAMU-FSU)

College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

School of Allied Health Sciences

College of Education

School of Architecture and Engineering Technology

College of Law

School of Business and Industry

College of Science and Technology

School of the Environment

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

School of Nursing

 

*ROTC Commissioning ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 15, during the 9 a.m. ceremony

 


Line-up for Graduates (Braggs Football Stadium under the southeast bleachers)

Graduating students participating in the December 14 - 6 p.m., commencement ceremony may begin checking in on the southeast side of the Braggs Football Stadium at 4:00 p.m.

 

Graduating students participating in the December 15 - 9 a.m., commencement ceremony may begin checking in on the southeast side of the Braggs Football Stadium at 7:30 a.m


 

Guest Open Seating

Guests do not need a ticket to attend the 2018 Fall Commencement Ceremonies at the Alfred L. Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.  Seating is open for all participants and it is on a first come basis.  Access is available by the front entrance doors from the main street on Wahnish Way.



Commencement Schedule Timelines

Please arrive by the appropriate time as stated below for the two commencement ceremonies to view the graduate processions in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium:


Friday, December 14 | 6 p.m. | Commencement Ceremony

 

 

Time

Event

Location

4:00 p.m.

Students check-in

Braggs Football Stadium (southeast)

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Early Entrance for Special Accommodation

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

4:30 p.m.

Doors open for guests

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

5:20 p.m.

Procession begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

6 p.m.

Ceremony begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

 

 

Saturday, December 15 | 9 a.m. | Commencement Ceremony

Time

Event

Location

7:30 a.m.

Students check-in

Braggs Football Stadium (southeast)

7:30 - 7:45 a.m.

Early Entrance for Special Accommodation

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

8 a.m.

Doors open for guests

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

8:40 a.m.

Procession begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

9  a.m.

Ceremony begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center

 

 



 

Guests who require special seating accommodations for the physically challenged, please arrive by:

·            4:00 p.m. to be seated before 4:15 p.m., for the Friday, December 14 Commencement Ceremony

·            7:30 a.m. to be seated before 7:45 a.m., for the Saturday, December 15 Commencement Ceremony

 

 

Below is a picture of the front entrance to the Alfred L. Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.  We are asking those who will require special accommodation for seating to use the following door depicted in the picture for the early admittance.


 

We cannot guarantee any special accommodation if your guests arrive after the ceremony has begun.  We also ask for your patience. With thousands attending the two ceremonies, it can take extra time and effort to make sure that guests in wheelchairs and with limited mobility enjoy the day and are comfortable.

 

There will be limited but ample spaces for wheel chair accommodation around the concourse area (upper level of the Lawson Multipurpose Center).  Please view the accessible areas on the diagram below.

 

Seating will be on a first come basis for wheelchair accessible seating.

 


 

If you have any questions about special accommodation for seating, please give us a call at 850-599-3276.

 


Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker



 

Policies and Procedures

 

To ensure that everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience at graduation, we ask that you do the following:

 

Bring only essential items needed for the event you are attending.

 

Items NOT permissible in the Lawson Multipurpose Center:

·      Any weapons or dangerous devices

·      Balloons

·      Air horns or any loud noise making devices

·      Posters (larger than 8.5x11 inches)

·      Aerosol cans

·      Bottles or cans

·      Illegal drugs or alcohol

 

Florida A&M University requests that all guests shall remain respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons and to comply with suggestions from staff regarding policies, emergency response procedures and behavior which impacts the event experience of fellow spectators. FAMU values the support of all guests and reserves the right to dismiss any guest for any reason, including not treating other guests attending the event with dignity and respect.

 

THANK YOU and BEST WISHES!

 

CONGRATULATION GRADAUTES & HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

 

Contact Info

1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
300 Lee Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850.599.3276
F: 850.561.2551

E: academic.affairs@famu.edu