2018 Fall Commencement will be on December 8, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
For more general details about commencent, please click here.
NOTE: If you cannot join us in person, click here to watch live. The password will be removed approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.
What time is graduation?
Graduation or Commencement begins at 2 p.m. The event takes place at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, on Southern Blvd., approximately 20 minutes west of campus. Line up for the academic procession begins at 12:30 p.m., so graduates should plan to arrive around that time. Doors will open=”open” at 1 p.m. for guests and close at 1:50 p.m. They will re-open after the processional.
It is strongly recommended that all graduates attend Graduation Rehearsal at 1 p.m. the Friday prior in the DeSantis Family Chapel on campus.
Where exactly is the Expo Center and Where do I park?
The Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds is located at 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (33411).
There is an abundance of parking at the Expo Center but it is recommended that you arrive early.
Find out about hotels and accommodations, and airport and transportation information.
Do I need a ticket to attend graduation?
Tickets are required for all guests. Each student receives five complimentary tickets and have five additional tickets for purchase at $5 per ticket.
Guests who require special seating should make note of that on their ticket order. For any additional questions, please contact the Office of Registrar at (561) 803-2000. Doors open=”open” and guests may be seated one hour before the event. Commencement is a ticketed event, so please do not invite guests for whom you do not have tickets. Please keep in mind that only students can register and purchase tickets.