Join us for the 2020 Virtual Commencement Friday, June 5th at 5pm on www.fsw.edu/commencement.
FSW will continue serving students remotely until further notice. For updates on returning to campus, continue to monitor all FSW communication channels. View remote operations information.

2020 Commencement



2020 Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement Live Premiere

June 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Keep checking this webpage and your Bucs email for more information and access instructions.

For the protection of our students and their families as well as our faculty and staff, FSW will be holding a virtual commencement in lieu of an in-person ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates. We hope you and your family will join us online for this one-of-a-kind celebration!

How Do I Participate?

On May 22, 2020, graduates should expect an email to their Bucs email address from our Virtual Commencement provider, StageClip, for an opportunity to participate by creating a custom slide and recording a personal video* (you'll even have access to a special SnapChat filter to simulate your FSW regalia!). Make sure to submit everything before 11:45 p.m. May 29, 2020! 

View the video and StageClip's helpful What to Submit page to discover more about Virtual Commencement.

Audio and Closed Captioning available. Open video to toggle on.

Note: Receipt of the invitation to participate in the virtual commencement DOES NOT mean you have graduated – graduation will be verified and students will receive communication from the Registrar’s Office regarding the awarding of their degree.

Can't find the email from StageClip?

If you cannot find the email from StageClip and expected to be eligible to participate in the 2020 virtual commencement:

  • Make sure you are checking the correct email account -- the invitation to participate was sent to your FSW student email (@bucs.fsw.edu)
  • Look for an email from "no-reply@stageclip.com"
  • Make sure to check your spam/junk folders

If you still cannot find the email, go to upload.stageclip.com, and enter your FSW student email (@bucs.fsw.edu) to be resent the email. If you still do not receive it, email graduation@fsw.edu for help (include your student ID number and FSW student email address).

*Remember: any videos or other information submitted will be used publicly, may be used for commercial purposes by the college or StageClip, and is subject to StageClip's terms of use. 

Join us on June 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. for the live premiere of your Virtual Commencement! All graduates' custom slides and videos will be included during the processional after the commencement speeches. Access information will be provided by StageClip and on this webpage -- don't forget to invite your friends and family!

After the premiere, StageClip will create a unique 60-second video with your custom slide and video and provide it to you so you can share it with your friends and family to celebrate your achievement!

Ordering Keepsakes

Order a graduation package from Herff Jones to honor your accomplishments with items ranging from full regalia and tassel keychains to diploma covers.

Note: you are not required to purchase regalia or any other items in order to participate in the Virtual Commencement. A SnapChat filter simulating FSW regalia will be available as part of the Virtual Commencement.

How to Order Graduate Keepsakes

  1. Visit collegegrad.herffjones.com/
  2. Search for then click on "Florida SouthWestern State College"
  3. Select your campus, school, and degree
  4. Review and select the keepsakes you would like to order by May 8, 2020
  5. Follow the instructions for payment and delivery
Deadline to order: May 8, 2020

Auto-Graduation Information

Once the semester has concluded, your record will be reviewed for graduation completion. Diplomas will be ordered for eligible graduates and sent to the address on file. Make sure to log in to your FSW Student Portal and click "Personal Information" to ensure we have the correct address on file. 

Explore the Spring 2020 Graduation Progress Tracker for timelines and continue to check your FSW email for additional details and information in the coming weeks.

Contact Us

For any questions or concerns you may have regarding the awarding of your degree or the virtual commencement ceremony, please contact the Registrar's Office: