Commencement 2016

Congratulations Graduates!

Your academic achievements and involvement in the Stetson and DeLand communities have exceeded expectations, and we look forward to celebrating your graduation. As our student body has grown, so have the graduating classes. This year will be the largest in our history. In an effort to celebrate your achievement without limiting attendance, we have made changes to our location and schedule from previous years. Stetson University is bringing together the graduate and undergraduate classes into a single ceremony to be held at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium.

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Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 2016

College and School Receptions

Planning is underway to hold receptions by school and college prior to commencement. Information regarding receptions will be updated as details are finalized.

Friday, May 6, 2016

10:00 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

3:00 p.m. Undergraduate Awards and Recognition

Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall

This event recognizes the academic achievements of our undergraduate students and will be led by Chaplain Fronk, Provost Paul and the Deans from each college and school. Chaplain Fronk will offer a reflection to graduates during this time of transition and significant campus-wide awards will be distributed by the Deans. All award recipients will be notified prior to the event.

Faculty presenters are to wear regalia and meet backstage at 2:30 p.m. Graduating students are to wear business attire.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

9:00 a.m. Stetson University 2016 Commencement Ceremony, DeLand Campus

Spec Martin Memorial Stadium
260 E. Euclid Avenue, Deland, FL 32724 (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Rain or Shine Event

Graduate and Undergraduate students and Faculty in regalia are asked to gather near the stadium at 8:00 a.m. to find their place in line and prepare for the processional. Specific gathering locations will be posted as they are finalized.


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