Commencement

Spring 2021 Commencement


Florida A&M University will host in-person ceremonies for its Spring 2021 Commencement.  The University will host ceremonies beginning on Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Bragg Memorial Stadium.
Our students, parents, faculty and staff are top priority, and the University will continue to adhere to all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Board of Governors guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone. We look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with all of our spring 2021 graduates. 

  

These ceremonies will celebrate only Spring 2021 graduates. The University will host an in-person ceremony for 2020 graduates this summer.  

General Public Attendance
 
All commencement ceremonies will be ticketed and limited attendance events.  To ensure proper social distancing protocols for graduates and their guests, there will not be an opportunity for the general public to attend any of the ceremonies.  Attendees must have an e-ticket for a ceremony in order to be granted entrance.  The general public can celebrate graduates and watch all of the ceremonies as they are live-streamed on  FAMU's YouTube Channel - FAMUTube1887.

 


The following schedule has been announced for Spring 2021 Commencement:

Friday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Environment

College of Education


Saturday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health

School of Business and Industry


Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Military Commissions


Sunday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m.

College of Science and Technology

College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

School of Architecture and Engineering Technology

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication

College of Engineering

School of Nursing


Monday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

College of Law

Schedule of Ceremonies 

 

All main campus ceremonies will take place at Bragg Stadium

(See schedule posted above)

 

Graduation Rehearsals

 

Bragg Stadium, 1500 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, Florida

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Cap and Gown

 

Students who have applied for graduation may place orders for cap and gown through the University Bookstore.  

 

Link:  https://famu.bncollege.com/shop/famu/home

 

Tickets

To ensure proper social distancing, each graduate will only be allowed four (4) tickets.  Graduates will receive their tickets electronically via their FAMU.edu email address. Graduates will be responsible for distributing tickets to their four (4) guests. Each ticket will have an individual bar code and should not be duplicated. 

 

Tickets will be distributed to the graduates electronically one week prior to the ceremony. Tickets will be sent to the graduate’s FAMU.edu email address. 

 

Inclement Weather Plan

 

In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor ceremonies will take place in the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center.

 

 

Spring 2021 Commencement
Frequently Asked Questions

1) Will graduates need a ticket?
    Tickets are not required for graduate entry.

2) Will there be an opportunity to get additional tickets?
    In order to follow CDC guidelines and allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests in the stadium, each graduate will be allowed only four (4) tickets and will not be given additional tickets.

3) Will there be an opportunity to purchase additional tickets?
    To ensure proper social distancing, each graduate will only be allowed four (4) tickets.

4) Will children need a ticket?
    Tickets are required for all guests five years of age or older.

5)  How will graduates receive tickets?
    Graduates will receive their tickets electronically via their FAMU.edu email address. Graduates will be responsible for distributing tickets to their four (4) guests. Each ticket will have an individual bar code and should not be duplicated.

6) When will tickets be distributed?
    Tickets will be distributed to the graduates electronically one week prior to the ceremony. Tickets will be sent to the graduate’s FAMU.edu email address.

7) Are guests' tickets assigned or is it general admission?
    Guests may select their seats once they enter the stadium. Selected seating must adhere to appropriate social distancing guidelines. Seating will be marked.

8) Are graduates required to attend rehearsal?
    Two rehearsals are scheduled to accommodate graduates that may be traveling from out of town. However, if you are unable to attend a rehearsal, you will still be able to participate in the ceremony.

9) Will face coverings be required?
    Face coverings are required for all graduates and guests. Graduates will be allowed to remove their face covering only while taking photos provided by GradImages.

10)Are graduates allowed to attend more than one ceremony?
    Graduates are allowed to attend another ceremony only if they have a ticket to attend another ceremony.

11)Will the ceremony be live-streamed?
    Yes, the ceremony will be live-streamed and available to view on FAMU's YouTube page (YouTube.com/FAMUTube1887).

12)Will there be an opportunity to purchase additional tickets?
    To ensure proper social distancing, each graduate will only be allowed four (4) tickets.

13)Can a 2020 graduate participate in any of the April 23-25, 2021 ceremonies?
    The rescheduled ceremony for 2020 graduates will take place in July 2021. More details are coming soon.

14)How will diplomas be distributed?
    Students attending in person ceremonies will receive a diploma cover. Graduates that are not attending will receive their diploma covers in the mail.

15)What about inclement weather?
    In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will be moved to the Al Lawson Center.

16)How will graduates receive honor cords?
    The deans from each college and school will distribute the cords to their respective students.
 

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