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Division of Academic Affairs

Florida A&M University Commencement

 


Spring 2019 Commencement

The Florida A&M University Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremonies will take place on:


 Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 6 p.m.

Time

Event

Location

4 p.m.

Students Check-in

Under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Early Entrance for Special Accommodation

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

5 p.m.

Doors Open for Guests

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

5:40 p.m.

Processional Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

6 p.m.

Ceremony Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium


Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9 a.m.

Time

Event

Location

7 a.m.

Students Check-in

Under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium

7:15 - 7:45 a.m.

Early Entrance for Special Accommodation

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

8 a.m.

Doors Open for Guests

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

8:40 a.m.

Processional Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

9  a.m.

Ceremony Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium


 Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 2 p.m. 

Time

Event

Location

12  p.m.

Students Check-in

Under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium

12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Early Entrance for Special Accommodation

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching Gymnasium

1 p.m.

Doors Open for Guests

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

1:40 p.m.

Processional Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

2 p.m.

Ceremony Begins

Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center  and  Teaching  Gymnasium

 

Please arrive by the appropriate time as stated above for the three commencement ceremonies to view the graduate processionals in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.


Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium
1800 Wahnish Way
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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Commencement Ceremonies

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



Friday, May 3, 2019

6 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9 a.m.*

 Saturday, May 4, 2019

2 p.m.

College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

College of Science and Technology

College of Engineering (FAMU-FSU)

College of Education

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

College of Law

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of the Environment

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Business and Industry

 

School of Architecture and Engineering Technology

School of Journalism & Graphic Communication

 

School of Nursing

*ROTC Commissioning ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 4, during the 9 a.m. ceremony

 


Line-up for Graduates (underneath Bragg Stadium, east side bleachers)

 

Graduating students participating in the May 3, 6 p.m., commencement ceremony may begin checking in under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium at 4 p.m.

Graduating students participating in the May 4, 9 a.m., commencement ceremony may begin checking in under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium at 7 a.m.

Graduating students participating in the May 4, 2 p.m., commencement ceremony may begin checking in under the east side bleachers of Bragg Stadium at 12 p.m.


 


 

Guest Open Seating

 

      Guests do not need a ticket to attend the 2019 Spring 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 through  the front entrance doors on Wahnish Way.




 

 

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

·   4:15 p.m. to be seated before 4:45 p.m., for the Friday, May 3, Commencement Ceremony at 6 p.m.

·    7:15 a.m. to be seated before 7:45 a.m., for the Saturday, May 4, Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m.

     ·    12:15 p.m. to be seated before 12:45 p.m., for the Saturday, May 4, Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m.

 

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 early admittance.


http://famu.edu/AcademicAffairs/UserFiles/Image/lawson%20entrance.png

 

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 three 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 accommodations around the concourse area (upper level of the Lawson Center).  Please view the accessible areas on the diagram below.

http://famu.edu/AcademicAffairs/UserFiles/Image/lawson%20seating.png 

Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis for wheelchair access. 
 

If you have any questions about special accommodations for seating, please call:

Sylvia Barge at (850) 599-3076.

 

 


 Policies and Procedures 

To ensure that everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience at graduation, we ask that you bring only essential items needed for the event you are attending.

 

Items NOT permissible in the Lawson Center:

·      Any weapons or dangerous devices

·      Balloons

·      Air horns or any loud noise-making devices

·      Posters (larger than 8.5 x 11 inches)

·      Aerosol cans

·      Bottles or cans

·      Illegal drugs or alcohol

·      Strollers

 

 

Florida A&M University requests that all guests remain respectful and courteous to their fellow patrons and 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!

 


 

 Grand Marshals

GRAND MARSHAL
Valencia E. Matthews, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE GRAND MARSHAL
Genyne H. Boston, Ph.D.


Graduate Marshals

Lavetta B. Henderson, Ed.D.
Merlin R. Langley, Ph.D.

Law School Marshals

Paige Carlos, J.D.
 

Undergraduate Marshals

Friday, May 3
Jennifer Bowers-Collins, Ph.D.
Kenneth Jones, M.F.A.
Mary Simmons, Ph.D.
Valerie White, Ph.D.
 

Saturday, May 4
Elizabeth Dawson, Ph.D.
Kimberly Harding, M.F.A.
Marlon Honeywell, Pharm.D.
Luther Wells
, M.F.A.

 

Ph.D. Marshal
Rufus Ellis, Ph.D.

 

Mace-Bearer
Maurice Holder, Ph.D.

 




 

 

 

 

 

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