Graduation is a time of celebration for all that you have accomplished and we want to make it a special moment for you. We know how important this graduation ceremony is for you, your family, and your friends. While the pandemic is preventing us from having a typical ceremony like we have had in the past, we hope the Spring 2021 Commencement will help you mark this transition into the next phase of your life.
All graduating seniors are required to take the Senior Exit Survey that is part of the Countdown to Graduation Canvas course. Complete before April 2, 2021!
Take the Exit Survey
We are ecstatic to be able to offer an in-person commencement ceremony for Spring + Summer 2021 graduates. We encourage you to ensure that your plans are refundable in case something out of our control causes this plan to change significantly.
Date: May 7 and 8, 2021
Location: Dennison Memorial Field (no indoor rain location)
In the spirit of hosting a fun ceremony that still meets the safety measures established by public health officials, and knowing that COVID-19 may cause us to alter these plans, here is the idea:
Due to pandemic restrictions,
The ceremonies will include these majors as follows. Students who registered to graduate late, or have double majors, may be in a different ceremony than expected, so they can confirm by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduates should arrive at the Student Life Center. dressed in cap and gown, 30 minutes before their ceremony.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
We know that limiting tickets to two guests per graduate is challenging, but safety is still our primary goal. Additional tickets may become available if our local public health officials change the size for safe outdoor gatherings, but we won’t know specifics until closer to the date of the ceremony. Paper tickets will be distributed to students on April 27 and 28, from 12-2 p.m., by the flagpole in front of Reed Library. Two tickets are reserved for each graduate, so getting there earlier or later doesn't change the availability of tickets. If graduates can't make it to the initial pick up, their tickets will be held at the Info Desk in the Student Union, or at Will Call at the south entrance to Dennison Field at the time of their graduation.
Complete this two-minute form if you’d like to request additional tickets or let us know about accommodations for your guests.
Request Graduation Tickets
If you are unable to participate in in-person commencement, we have a virtual option just for you. Similar to the virtual ceremonies in 2020, you can submit a photo or video of yourself in your cap and gown, and your name will be read at the G ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8. Information was included in the Commencement Canvas Course about this option; or you can contact Ashley Muckway.
Prior to this year's commencement ceremony, we will be displaying photos and congratulation notes from our graduates' friends and family on social media and the FLC homepage. Want to congratulate your friends, or are others ready to congratulate you?
Submit online by April 21!
Submit a Shoutout
Graduation: At FLC, you have not officially "graduated" until the Registrar confirms that you have completed all of your degree requirements and the College awards your degree. This process is not generally complete until about 6-8 weeks after the semester has ended.
Commencement: Commencement is the ceremony where we celebrate students who are graduating. Graduating students invite their friends and families, wear their caps and gowns, walk across the stage, shake hands with the College president, and celebrate. Participating in Commencement is sometimes called "walking", which refers to tradition of walking across the stage to be recognized for your achievement.
The Registrar’s Office will determine whether each student has fulfilled their degree requirements once final grades have been submitted and processed for the Spring 2021 semester. If you have completed your degree requirements, your final transcript and diploma will be mailed to you eight weeks AFTER the end of the semester (unless you have holds on your account).
If you have not completed all of your degree requirements, you will be notified by email.
You can check the status of your application for graduation on WebOPUS: