Commencement

Florida A&M University Commencement


Virtual Fall Commencement 2020 
Saturday, December 12, 2020
10 a.m.
 
While we all hoped that by now we would be able to celebrate our graduates in person, COVID-19 had other plans. Due to the direction given by the Florida Board of Governors for the State University System and to Protect the FAMUly, we will celebrate our graduates with a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m.


Steps to Apply for Fall 2020 Graduation
Step 1: Contact your academic advisor.
Step 2: Submit your intent to graduate form to your department.
Step 3: Submit your graduation application via iRattler (Student Center) by Friday, November 6. 
Step 4: Submit content for the virtual ceremony by Friday, November 13.
*Once you have applied for graduation and cleared by the Registrar’s Office, you will receive an email on how to submit content for the virtual ceremony.


Email commencement@famu.edu if you have any questions.
 
Virtual Participation
The virtual ceremony is a great opportunity for you, as well as your family and friends, to attend from the comfort of your home. You will have your name read and get the opportunity to engage and celebrate with other graduates! Graduates who wish to attend the virtual closed-captioned ceremony, should apply for graduation by Friday, November 6 and submit content for virtual ceremony by Friday, November 13, 2020. 


All graduates that have been cleared by the Registrar’s Office will receive an email from commencement@famu.edu. If you have any other questions, please email commencement@FAMU.edu.


The virtual ceremony will also take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020 and will be live streamed via FAMU’s YouTube Channel - FAMUTube1887.


ADA Accessibility at the Ceremony
Closed captioning will be available.

 
NOTE: For Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, you are not required to purchase a cap, gown, stole, cords, or any other graduation memorabilia. The deadline to reserve a cap and gown is October 23, 2020.
 
 
FAQ
How do I order cap and gown?
Please use the link below for cap and gown information:
 http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/_famu/
The deadline to reserve a cap and gown is October 23, 2020. 
If you have any questions, contact Ms. Williams via email at bksfamu@bncollege.com or call the University Bookstore at (850) 599-3070.
Only Ph.D. students can rent regalia.
 
What if I don’t want to attend the virtual ceremony?
If you do not wish to participate in a virtual ceremony, your name will still be called during the virtual ceremony even if you do not submit a photo or personalized message.
 
Will there be a traditional Spring 2021 ceremony?
We are still monitoring the progress of COVID-19 and will determine that at a later date. 
 
If I participate in the virtual ceremony, will that prohibit me from participating in a traditional ceremony in the future?
We are monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and will determine when it is safe to host an in-person ceremony. At that time, we will invite previous graduates to participate. 
 
How do I know if I have honors?
A student can check their transcript or student center to verify their GPA. 
Honors for the Fall 2020 commencement program are determined by the GPA a student has at the end of Summer 2020. 
3.0- 3.29 Cum Laude
3.30- 3.69 Magna Cum Laude
3.70- 4.00 Summa Cum Laude

How will I receive a dipolma cover or honor card?
Normally students would be able to receive their diploma cover when they cross the stage; however, due to the pandemic, the Registrar’s office will mail the following items:
1.      Diploma
2.      Diploma Cover
3.      Honor Cord (if you received honors)

The items will be sent the week of February 22, 2021.



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