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Upcoming Commencements 

Congratulations Spring Class of 2021, you did it!
Click here to relive your moment by watching the recorded live stream.

Summer Class of 2021, we are so excited to reveal the details of all our Summer Commencement activities below! 

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. Ceremony 3 will be only for Doctoral and Masters candidates. No swapping or switching of ceremonies will be allowed. At this time, the number of guest tickets is still being determined as we are continuing the discussion with our Emergencey Management department and the evolving CDC guidelines. *You will receive an email by the end of June on the final guest ticket count, how to register for the ceremonies once they open, and all other important details regarding safety.* 

Regalia is required for this event.

Caravan (July 9, 2021)

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

During the caravan portion, you will get the opportunity to get out of your car once instructed to do so, walk across a mini-stage, and get a congratulatory diploma from Roary. You will also have the opportunity to take a physically-distanced photo with President Rosenberg and Roary. Please note, this is the only event where you will have 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 is NOT required for this event.

The Commencement Fair will take place at the MMC Barnes and Noble Bookstore. This is where you will have 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.

While regalia is not required for the caravan, we highly encourage it. 

Grad Walk (July 10, 2021)

Grad Walk will take 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 will be three photo opportunities in front of backdrops:

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

You will need to register for this event and an email will be going out closer to Grad Walk so you can reserve your slot.

Regalia is required for this event.

The Commencement Fair will also be taking 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.

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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!

Regards,

The Commencement Team

Why Attend Commencement

You're finally ready to graduate after years of tests, group projects and late night study sessions. All your hard work deserves recognition.

Commencement is the moment you've been waiting for. This is your chance to celebrate with your supporters, family, friends, professors or fellow graduates. It's your time to shine — you don't want to miss it.

Experience Commencement

Summer 2021 Commencement Events

  • Commencement Ceremonies (August 4-6, 2021)

  • Caravan (July 9, 2021)
  • Grad Walk (July 10, 2021)

Please ensure you are monitoring your student email for any updates. 

Show Us Your Outstanding Students

The Real Triumphs Graduates (formerly Worlds Ahead Graduates) are students who have distinguished themselves through research, entrepreneurship, service, perseverance, or otherwise exceptional efforts.

FERPA Notice For Graduating Students

If you currently have a FERPA restriction on your records you will be excluded from the Commencement Booklet and any Commencement Ceremonies (virtual and/or in-person).  If you wish to be included, you must remove your FERPA restriction online through your MyFIU account.  Click here for instructions on how to release your FERPA restriction. 

 If you do not remove your FERPA restriction by the deadline you will NOT be listed in the Commencement Booklet or be able to attend the virtual or in-person commencement ceremony.