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


Date/Time College/School Speaker

Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6 p.m.

School of Allied Health Sciences; School of Environment; College of Education; and College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences/Institute of Public Health

Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D.,

Professor and National Book Award-Winning Author 

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 9 a.m.
School of Architecture & Engineering Technology; College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities; and Military Commissioning

Marcia L. Fudge, J.D.,

Secretary of HUD 

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2 p.m.
College of Science and Technology; College of Agriculture and Food Sciences; School of Journalism and Graphic Communication; FAMU-FSU College of Engineering; School of Nursing; School of Business and Industry; and College of Law

Harry L. Williams, Ph.D.,

President/CEO of TMCF 

COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL:Thursday, May 4,2023 at 4:00pm





Key Details:

Tickets are not required to attend Commencement.

Clear bag policy is strictly enforced.

Strollers, balloons and horns are not permitted in the arena.

The Commencement program is available by scanning the QR code posted throughout the arena.



Frequently Asked Questions

Expand the questions below for answers to commonly asked questions regarding FAMU's Commencement ceremony.

Although wearing a mask is not mandatory, masks are strongly encouraged and will be provided the day of Commencement.

Tickets are NOT required for the Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony.

You may watch the Commencement ceremony on FAMU's Facebook page, FAMU's YouTube channel: FAMUTube1887, or on FAMU TV20.

One program will be provided for each graduate. All general attendance guests will be able to access the digital program by scanning the QR code posted throughout the arena. 

Strollers, balloons and horns are not permitted in the arena at any time during the event.

Yes, the Exit Survey must be completed before prospective graduates receive their name cards and cords. Please click this link to access the survey.

The deadline to apply online for the Spring 2023 Commencement ceremony is Friday, March 3.

Yes, the University's clear bag policy will be enacted and enforced during the ceremonies. You may click here for details about the policy.

Commencement rehearsal will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 4,2023 AT 4:00PM in the Al Lawson, Jr., Multipurpose Center.

You may purchase regalia online using this link and from the University bookstore.  

Please contact your dean for information about honor cord distribution. Additional information is forthcoming.

The pinning ceremonies will be announced at a later date. Please contact your dean for more information.

Students are required to participate in the ceremony for which they have applied for graduation. For example, if a student applies for graduation during the Spring term, they will only be able to participate in the Spring Commencement ceremony. There are no exceptions to this policy.

You may access the Spring 2023 Commencement program by clicking on TBA.


Commencement Chairs

Name Email Phone
Genyne Boston, Ph.D. 850.599.3276
Valencia Matthews, Ph.D. 850.599.3430
Sabrina Thompson 850.412.5755