Auto-Graduation and Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony Application is Closed.
The window to allow participation in the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony has ended. We are not able to accommodate any more graduates for Friday’s ceremony.

Want status updates for your diploma and other end of term processes? View the Spring 2021 Graduation Progress Tracker

Graduation Progress Tracker

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Dates & Deadlines

Dates for the administrative processes taking place behind receiving your degree/diploma such as when grades are due can be found on our our 2021 Graduation Progress Tracker.

The table below outlines important dates & deadlines for 2021 Commencement! If you are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, more details on each of these topics have been sent to your email. Contact us at for more information!

April 26
at 4:30 p.m.
New deadline to apply to participate in the Commencement Ceremony at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena
Online ordering has now closed for Commencement regalia. Please reach out to your nearest FSW bookstore to inquire about in-store purchase and pick up dates. Photo ID must be presented for pick-up.
April 29 Graduate Portrait Day with Lifetouch's Pop-Up Studio at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena
Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up at
April 30 Commencement Ceremonies at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena!
Ceremonies will take place at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Graduates will be notified of their assigned ceremony time.

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.

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:

Contact Information

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Click the "Live Chat" link in the aqua bar at the bottom of this page.