Commencement for the Class of 2024

The Commencement Ceremony for the Master's Degree (graduate) recipients will be held on campus in the Richard C. Logan Gymnasium.
• May 17, 2024 at 5:30pm (students need to check in by 4:15pm)

The Commencement Ceremony for the Baccalaureate Degree (undergraduate) recipients will be held at the DCU Center Arena and Convention Center.
• May 19, 2024 at 10:00am (students need to check in by 8:15am)

More information and details, for graduates and their guests, is available through the links to the left.

Please note both ceremonies are non-ticketed events, and ample seating is available.  Friends and family who are not able to make the events in person can watch the commencement ceremonies via livestream on this site. Both ceremonies are also being recorded and will be available on the University's YouTube channel in the weeks following.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diplomas are mailed about six to eight business weeks after the semester ends.

Graduation is recorded after the semester is completed, all grades have been received, and the degree audit of each expected graduate is reviewed to confirm requirements have been satisfied. Diplomas are not distributed at commencement or any other graduation event. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not confirm graduation.

If you participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you will receive a secure link to view your photos via student FSU email within a week from Island Photography.

Regalia will be available for purchase in the University Campus Store in the spring, and online with a ship-to-home option for an additional cost of shipping and handling.  Please visit the Oak Hall Cap & Gown website for more information.

For graduate students: There is no limit to the number of guests a student may bring to the ceremony.  With the exception of seats on the floor that are reserved for participating graduates, faculty, and special guests of the University all seating will be considered open.  Additional seating will also be available in the bleachers.

For undergraduate students: The DCU Center is a large indoor arena that seats over 10,000, there is no limit to the number of guests a student may bring to the ceremony.

The 2024 FSU Commencement exercises will be mask optional events.  Anyone wishing to wear a mask is encouraged to do so, but they will not be required.  The University reserves the right to change this policy if public health conditions in the location merit this action at the time of the ceremony.

If you are a graduate student please contact Kim Hardy in the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at or by phone at 508-626-4558.

If you are an undergraduate student please contact the Dean of Students Office at or by phone at 508-626-4596.