Frequently Asked Questions


Do friends and family need tickets to attend the ceremony?

There are no tickets for any of the Commencement ceremonies. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and we strongly encourage early arrival to find parking and take the available shuttles to the Edmunds Center. Doors open one hour prior to each ceremony.

What is the Undergraduate Awards and Recognition event?

The Undergraduate awards and recognitions event will include a time of reflection and recognition of significant achievements. The ceremony is will be led by Chaplain Fronk, Provost Paul and the deans from each college and school. All graduates who are receiving awards will be notified in advance by the Office of Academic Affairs.

What time do the doors open at the Edmunds Center?

Doors will open one hour prior to each ceremony.

How long does the ceremony last?

Each ceremony runs approximately an hour and a half in length.

Where do I get a cap and gown?

Caps and gowns are ordered and purchased online through the Stetson University Bookstore. For questions or concerns please contact the Stetson University Bookstore.

What are the accommodations for those with disabilities or limited mobility?

The Edmunds Center is fully accessible to all guests, with seating available both on ground level and in permanent bleachers. Persons with disabilities can pick up a priority floor seating pass at the tents located at the north and south entrances of the building. Ushers will be available to guide guests to the priority floor seating area.

Parking for persons with disabilities is available on the north side of the Edmunds Center. Cars parked in this area are required to display a disabled parking permit. Access to this area is on East Pennsylvania Avenue and Fraternity Circle. Officers will be available to offer direction.

A circular drive accessible from East Pennsylvania Avenue and Fraternity Circle will be available for drivers to drop off persons with disabilities. Drivers will then be asked to move to the designated public parking areas.