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Commencement Ceremonies (August 4-6, 2021)

The Commencement Ceremonies will take place at the Riccardo Silva Stadium on our beautiful MMC campus over the span of three nights.

Ceremony 1: Wednesday, August, 4th, 2021  at 7 PM (Undergraduate Ceremony)

Ceremony 2: Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 7 PM (Undergraduate Ceremony)

Ceremony 3: Friday, August 6th, 2021 at 7 PM (Graduate Ceremony)

The ceremonies are mixed and not college-specific. Ceremonies 1 and 2 are for undergraduate students only. Undergraduate students were able to select between Ceremony 1 and 2 based on availability upon registering. Ceremony 3 is for Doctoral and Masters candidates only. 

The registration link was sent to eligible students on June 29th to their FIU email. Registration for the ceremonies is now CLOSED. Registration was open from June 30th - July 11th, 11:59 pm

Summer 2021 graduates that were unable to register for the Summer 2021 ceremonies are welcome to walk in the Fall 2021 ceremonies.

In order to have registered and obtained your guest tickets, you needed to enter a promo code. The promo code was as follows: FIUSUM21- YOUR PANTHER ID. (For example: FIUSUM21-1234567)

Please make sure you registered under your legal, FIU student name.

All tickets should have been purchased in one transaction as the promo code expired after your purchase.


Each student will receive 3 complimentary tickets and will have the option to purchase an additional 5 tickets for $7 each. This is a total of 8 guests per graduate and we will not be able to provide any more tickets beyond this. You will receive your guest passes via email after your transaction and this will serve as confirmation your transaction was successful and you are registered for that ceremony. The graduates' Commencement Pass will be picked up at the Commencement Fair. We are unable to email or mail the Commencement Pass to the graduate.

No swapping or switching of ceremonies will be allowed.  Transactions are final.

Regalia was required for this event.*

Caravan (July 9, 2021)

The Caravan took place between the Blue and Gold garages on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 5 - 8 PM. 

During the caravan portion, students had the opportunity to get out of their cars once instructed to do so, walk across a mini-stage, and get a congratulatory diploma from Roary. They also had the opportunity to take a physically distanced photo with President Rosenberg and Roary. Please note, this was the only event where you had a photo opportunity with the President.

Make sure to decorate your vehicles and show your Panther Pride! There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the car decorating competition! 

Registration was NOT required for this event.

The Commencement Fair took place at the MMC Barnes and Noble Bookstore. This is where you had the opportunity to purchase your cap & gown, class ring, and other memorabilia. Please check out our Commencement Fair tab under Getting Ready for a full schedule and details.

Regalia was not required for the event but was highly encouraged.*

Grad Walk (July 10, 2021)

Grad Walk took place at the MMC GC Ballrooms on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 9 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 - 5 PM. 

At Grad Walk, there were three photo opportunities in front of backdrops:

  • Solo photo in front of a plain backdrop
  • Solo photo in front of an FIU backdrop
  • Family picture in front of FIU backdrop

Registration was needed for this event and an email was sent on June 29th to your student inbox with the link and information.

Graduates could bring up to 4 guests, only.  Please note that more than 4 guests won’t be allowed to pose with the graduate. 

You will be able to purchase the pictures and should receive an email link with your samples a few business days after Grad Walk.  

Grad Walk pictures were appointment-based. Please see the link below to select your time slot. 


Regalia was required for this event.*

The Commencement Fair will also took place this day at the FIU Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Check out our Commencement Fair tab under the Getting Ready section of our website for a full schedule and details.

Below is a visual summary of each event for your convenience.

Visual summary of commencement events

Please always monitor your student email and our website for updates. 

We look forward to celebrating you and your hard work at all of our Commencement Events this upcoming semester.

Congratulations, Panthers!


The Commencement Team