Graduation Events

2020 Commencement Update

Recent guidance from the CDC, restricting gatherings to no more than 10 people for the next eight weeks and practicing social distancing, makes it impossible for the College of Law to celebrate student achievements at a formal, in-person graduation ceremony in mid-May. Therefore, the College of Law must postpone the commencement ceremony and related activities at this time.

We appreciate your patience as we figure out the details of commencement, in light of ongoing guidance from the CDC.

Leadership will provide more information as soon as it’s available.

2020 Commencement Speaker

Lori Baggett, J.D. ’02, is the managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, the third-largest law firm in the Tampa Bay area with 99 local attorneys and more than 300 nationwide. She represents companies in labor and employment law issues, with an expertise on workplace safety and health matters, and is one of a handful of Florida lawyers with OSHA 30 certification. Baggett has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyer.

She has held many leadership roles and focuses on promoting diversity in the legal profession. She co-chairs Carlton Fields’ Women’s Alliance and is a past fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to building a more open and diverse legal profession.

Baggett continues to be involved with the Stetson community by serving a second term as a member of the Stetson Law Alumni Association and was recently inducted into the U.S. Supreme Court with other Stetson alumni. She established the Baggett Family Scholarship at Stetson Law for African American students who exhibit academic and personal leadership.

For Fall Graduates:

REQUIRED:

» Graduation Event Registration
for Fall 2019 Graduates
Deadline: Submit Oct. 18

» Permanent Address Form
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» At Graduation Employment Survey
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» ABA / NALP Employment Survey
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» Commencement Overview (PDF)
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18

» Important Information Regarding Regalia and Announcements (PDF)
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18, Order by March 20

» Career Services for Alumni
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18

» Submit Grad Fair Checklist
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

OPTIONAL:

» Graduation Brunch RSVP Form
RSVP by May 4
Submit online form and deliver $10 seat deposit to Student Affairs.

Florida Bar Exam Alumni Luncheon:

» July 30-31
RSVP by July 21 

For Spring/Summer Graduates:

REQUIRED:

» Graduation Event Registration 
for Spring/Summer 2020 Graduates
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» Permanent Address Form
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» At Graduation Employment Survey
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» ABA / NALP Employment Survey
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

» Commencement Overview (PDF)
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18

» Graduation Cords (PDF)

» Important Information Regarding Regalia and Announcements (PDF)
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18, Order by March 20

» Career Services for Alumni
Deadline: Review by Oct. 18

» Submit Grad Fair Checklist
Deadline: Submit by Oct. 18

OPTIONAL:

» Graduation Brunch RSVP Form
RSVP by May 4
Submit online form and deliver $10 seat deposit to Student Life.

Florida Bar Exam Alumni Luncheon:

» July 30-31
RSVP by July 21