Law students getting ready to graduate.

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!
Florida Coastal School of Law
May 2017 Commencement Ceremony
May 13, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Times-Union Center of the Performing Arts
300 W Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Doors will open at 12:15 p.m. for family and guests.
In the coming weeks, you will find useful links and key information on this web page that will help you prepare for graduation. Please familiarize yourself with the information and refer to it often as the date of commencement approaches. 

  • February 2nd: Onsite Ordering of Regalia Rentals and Announcements
  • March 17th:  Last Day to Order Regalia
  • May 1st:  Pickup of Regalia Begins

Regalia and Announcement Information
Herff Jones representatives will be available in the Atrium on Thursday, February 2nd from 1:00 until 6:00 to answer questions and/or assist with the ordering process. 
Regalia and/or announcements may be ordered from the Coastal Bookstore or the Herff Jones website at order by March 17, 2017 to avoid an additional rush penalty charge

If you have out-of-town guests coming to Jacksonville for the reception, a list of hotels providing discounts or specials to FCSL are listed at Hotel Accommodations.

Guest Ticket Policy
Guest tickets are distributed to graduating students when picking up regalia. Each graduating student participating in Commencement receives eleven (11) guest tickets. You need one ticket for every person entering the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts except for graduating students in regalia. Children, ages two and under, do not require a ticket if they are sitting on the lap of an adult. Please note that replacement tickets will not be issued if your allotment is lost or destroyed.
As students confirm their participation in commencement, the number of tickets per student will most likely rise. Final ticket number will be sent out in March. If you need more than eleven (11) tickets, you may be able to obtain them from fellow graduating students who will not be using their full allotment. Students may also leave unneeded tickets with the Bookstore when they pick up their regalia. These additional tickets will be pooled and distributed via a lottery system.
Florida Coastal School of Law prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of Commencement tickets. Violation will result in a Conduct Code referral.

Graduation Open House
We invite the Class of 2017 and their families and friends for Graduation Open House on Friday, May 12 from 3-5 pm in the Florida Coastal School of Law Atrium. This event provides graduates with the opportunity to welcome and tour their families around campus in a more relaxed atmosphere. All faculty and staff are invited to mingle in the atrium and meet the families and friends of the Class of 2017. 

There will be a photographer on hand taking individual student portraits in the student lounge and family pictures on the back deck for students who bring their regalia. Photos will be posted within 3 weeks to the FCSL Alumni Association Facebook page and the official FCSL Flickr page. Graduation awards will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP HERE before May 10 with the number of guests attending in your party.

Related File(s)
2017 Commencement Procedures & Policies
Early Walk Petition


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