Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions
How will tickets be distributed?
At this time, information regarding ticket distribution is still being finalized.
Ticket distribution will be dependent on the number of eligible graduates who intend to participate in the rescheduled commencement ceremony, as this total number of graduates is required to determine the number of tickets allotted to each eligible graduate. Updates regarding commencement tickets will be made to the commencement ticket website, as well as by direct communication to eligible graduating students.
Do I need a ticket to attend?
Yes, tickets are required at no charge.
Children ages two years of age and under are not required to have a ticket, but should also be held in the lap of an attendee. Children age two (2) and under should not occupy a seat. If you bring an infant in a car seat/carrier, they will need a ticket because the carrier would take a seat. Children who are 3 years old and over, MUST have a ticket for entry into the Edmunds Center. Be advised that strollers brought into the Edmunds Center cannot be taken up into the seating area.
Are extra tickets for sale?
In the spirit of Stetson values, it is expected that if you will not be using your ticket you will return the ticket to the lotto. Reports received of students selling tickets will be sent to the Office of Community Standards. A referral to the Office of Community Standards for the selling of graduation tickets could result in allegations from the Office of Community Standards for not following requested written university policies.
Will the ceremony be shown online?
Live streaming of the ceremony will be available through Stetson Broadcast Productions.
Will alternative viewing locations be available on campus?
Alternative viewing locations for family and friends will be available on campus in the Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium and the Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room for both of the undergraduate ceremonies.
Where do I pick up my cap and gown?
Regalia is currently at the University Bookstore and available for pickup between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Due to the large inventory, all regalia not picked up prior to Friday, May 29, will be packed for storage and unavailable until the first week of December.
Please contact the Office of University Events (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, May 29, if you wish to:
- Request regalia be shipped home. Shipping charges may apply. Please provide full name and address.
- Any regalia not picked up prior to the ceremony will be brought to the Hollis Center for graduate check-in.
Students will have the opportunity to order regalia via the University Bookstore website throughout the Fall 2020 semester. All regalia orders will be available for pick up the week of commencement ceremonies beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Rinker Welcome Center.
Where do I pick up my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to all graduated students two to three weeks after the graduation date. Graduated students will receive confirmation once it is mailed.
What items are not allowed in the Edmunds Center?
In general, it's best to save most items for your post-Commencement festivities. Small and average-sized handbags, purses and camera bags will be allowed. The following items are not permitted:
- Open container (i.e coffee, plastic cups)
- Fireworks/open flames
- Beach Balls
- Noisemakers (blow horns, whistles, etc.)
- Pets and Emotional Support Animals (Please review our pet policy for additional information)
Where will the graduates be seated?
Students will be seated on the ground level seats in front of guests. The graduate candidates will be traversing the stage during the ceremony and sensible shoes are recommended.
Where do I meet my graduate after the ceremony?
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the graduates will exit the Edmunds Center and be directed to cross Pennsylvania Avenue and onto Rinker Field. Family and friends are encouraged to meet their graduates on Rinker Field directly across from the Edmunds Center.
Will I be allowed to take photos on the stage?
No. Access to the stage following the Commencement ceremony will be prohibited.
Will there be a professional photographer at the ceremony?
Yes, photographers from Island Photography will be taking photographs of each student as then cross the stage. Following Commencement, the students will receive an email with secure links and a PIN to view the photos. You can register the email addresses of friends and relatives so that they will receive a direct link to the proofs by visiting Island Photography's website.
Guests may use personal cameras and video cameras but are not allowed to stand in the aisles on the floor during the ceremony.