Florida A&M University Commencement

Virtual Summer Commencement 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020
10 a.m.

You can view the ceremony on FAMU TV-20, FAMU Mobile App and FAMUTube 1887.


What is a virtual ceremony?     A virtual ceremony has many of the same components as a live ceremony. In exchange for walking across the stage to accept your diploma, we create a slide with your photo, degree, honors and any personalized messages you provide. 


What if I don’t want to attend the fully virtual ceremony?    If you do not wish to participate in a virtual ceremony, we invite you and all eligible graduates to attend the in-person ceremony that will be held at a later date that has yet to be determined. Your name will still be called during the virtual ceremony even if you do not submit a photo or personalized message.


How do I submit my photo and personalized message?  Students that have applied for graduation should have received an email from the Registrar's Office.  If not, please send an email to

I already ordered regalia, but I plan on attending the virtual ceremony now. Do I still need it?    If you want to keep your regalia for photos, as a souvenir of your accomplishment (or for virtual viewing parties) you are able to do so, but it is not required. If you plan on also attending the rescheduled in-person ceremony, you are advised to keep your regalia, as it will be needed at that time. Otherwise, Herff Jones will accept returns for unopened regalia.


When will I receive information on the rescheduled in-person ceremony?   We are monitoring the unfolding public health situation to determine a new date. Once we have confirmed the date, we will send out an email to eligible graduates for that ceremony.


Will I be able to participate in the in-person ceremony if I participate in the virtual ceremony?   Yes, participating in the virtual ceremony will not exclude you from participating in the in-person ceremony.

How do I order my cap and gown?   Visit and search for Florida A&M University to place your order. Here is a quick link to the site:



Order of Events for Virtual Ceremony: 



National anthem 



Introduction of Speaker  

Commencement Address 

Presentation of the Deans 

Conferring of Degrees 

Senior Transcendent Ceremony 

President Closing Remarks 

Alma Mater 


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