Stetson to Honor More Than 1,000 Graduates at 2024 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates throw their graduation caps in the air at Commencement

Stetson will celebrate three 2024 Commencement ceremonies this month and honor more than 1,000 graduates in DeLand and at the College of Law in Gulfport.

The university will host its 138th annual Commencement ceremonies in DeLand on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, in Spec Martin Memorial Stadium at 260 E. Euclid Ave. More than 860 students earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and were eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremonies.

President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD

The College of Law will hold its Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, in the Plaza Mayor on the Gulfport campus. More than 290 Law students will complete their law degrees and were eligible to participate in Commencement.

“We celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our Class of 2024,” said President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD. “The value of a Stetson education will remain with these graduates throughout their professional careers, and we look forward to seeing their paths to forging successful, fulfilling lives.”

Stetson has a long tradition of selecting top graduating students to give the keynote addresses at the DeLand Commencement ceremonies. Those two ceremonies will take place in Spec Martin stadium, rain or shine, on:

  • Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. for graduates of the School of Business Administration and the School of Music. Master’s degree candidates from the School of Business Administration will be honored through the traditional hooding.
  • Saturday, May 11, at 8:30 a.m. for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, including master’s degree candidates who will be honored through the traditional hooding.
Rhea Law, JD ’79

Tickets are required for the DeLand ceremonies, which also will be livestreamed through Stetson Broadcast Productions.

At the College of Law, the Commencement speaker will be alumna Rhea Law, JD ’79, President of the University of South Florida.

President Law has maintained close ties to Stetson, serving as Chair of the College of Law’s Board of Overseers and as a member of the Stetson University Board of Trustees. She also was inducted into Stetson Law’s Hall of Fame.

A line of graduates walks across the lawn for graduation.
Stetson College of Law will celebrate Commencement on May 18.

The Law School’s Commencement ceremony is set for 8:30 a.m. on May 18 in the Plaza Mayor Courtyard, 1401 61st Street South in Gulfport near St. Petersburg. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg. A livestream link to watch the ceremony will be posted at the top of the College of Law website on the morning of Commencement.

For more information, visit the Commencement website for the DeLand ceremonies. For the College of Law, visit its Commencement website.