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Upcoming Commencements

Congratulations Spring Class of 2021, you did it!

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! 

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

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.

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. Please email askcommencement@fiu.edu in late October so we can add you to the 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.

Commencement registration link (now closed): https://go.fiu.edu/SummerGrad2021 

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.

GUEST TICKET UPDATE: For those students that did not purchase all their 8 tickets in the registration timeframe, there will be a limited amount of guest tickets for sale at the ceremonies at ticket booth B. This will be first-come, first-served, and CASH ONLY. 

SAFETY UPDATE: Graduation is here, and we want to celebrate safely with you and your families!  As we prepare to celebrate three commencement ceremonies this week, we ask that you and your guests only attend if you are healthy. If anyone in your party is feeling symptoms of COVID-19- cough, fever, sore throat, headache, trouble breathing- please stay home, isolate, and get tested. If anyone has tested positive for COVID-19 less than 10 days before your ceremony, please make sure that person does not attend commencement. While the ceremonies will be outdoors, there will be no physical distancing in the stands. Therefore, we encourage you and your guests to wear face coverings.

Regalia is 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.

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

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.

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. 

Grad walk link (now closed): go.fiu.edu/gradwalksum21 

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.

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.