We are pleased to announce that new guidance from the state has made it possible for FLCC to have a limited in-person commencement for all 2020 and 2021 graduates who wish to participate.
Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22
We are making plans for two ceremony dates in May, allowing you to walk across the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) stage with a limited number of guests. You'll have the opportunity to be photographed with your diploma – and without your mask. Please carefully read all the information below to help us keep this ceremony safe and enjoyable.
Your Ceremony Guide
Commencement will take place in short sessions on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 due to strict occupancy limits. Only graduates and guests who have registered may participate. Please arrive at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) at the times below for your commencement session.
- 9:45 a.m.: Social Science
- 10:45 a.m.: Health Science & Human Performance
- 11:45 a.m.: Computing Sciences/Math/Science and Technology
- 12:45 p.m.: Business/VAPA/Humanities
- 9:45 a.m.: Business/VAPA/Humanities
- 10:45 a.m.: Conservation
- 11:45 a.m.: VAPA/Humanities
- 12:45 p.m.: Nursing
- 2:15 p.m.: Nursing
To substitute a guest after registering, please send the graduate's name, the name of the guest who is not attending, and the new guest's name, email and phone number to email@example.com no later than 48 hours before the ceremony. Can't remember your ceremony? Call the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000 during regular business hours.
Well Wishes From FLCC
Since our commencement sessions will be brief and there is much to say, the president, faculty and others have contributed to a video playlist to share their best wishes. Please enjoy!
Recordings of the commencement sessions will be added to the playlist by May 24.
Send Us Your Photos
You are welcome to submit a photo for our online photo album, regardless if you participate in commencement. Please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20. Make sure to give your full name and degree. ( Example: Jane Marie Doe, A.A.S. Networking and Cybersecurity.)
Have your photo taken: Photographers from GradImages® will be at the ceremony and will take a posed photograph of each graduate in front of a backdrop.
To order photos: Within five to seven days after commencement, graduates will receive an order form with free passport-sized digital proofs. Orders may be placed online at www.gradimages.com or by calling (1) 800-261-2576.
Pre-register: Graduates may pre-register online at www.gradimages.com to receive an email as soon as their photos are available for viewing and ordering.
Park in the A or B lot. Please allow time to walk from the parking lot to CMAC. There is no shuttle service to CMAC.
There will be a drop-off area next to CMAC for people with disabilities. However, some walking is still required to get to the seating area. Families with members who have limited mobility should plan ahead and consider bringing a wheelchair and designating a member of the family to push the wheelchair.
Restrooms will be available on the CMAC grounds (look for signs pointing to a separate building located to the left as you face the stage).
All graduates and guests must wear masks at all times; however, graduates may take their masks off while on stage after being directed by staff.
You and your guests must complete the CampusClear screening app. Please help your family members download it a few days before the ceremony to save time. Anyone who cannot show the CampusClear screen upon arrival will have to wait in a line to answer screening questions. You do not need to have a COVID-19 test or a vaccination card in order to attend.
Dress appropriately for the occasion and the weather. No matter what the temperature is outside, it is always colder in CMAC. High heels are not recommended as the event includes walking and stairs.
Show up on time for your session. It is short – you don't want to miss it. Please arrive wearing your cap and gown and report directly to CMAC.
You will line up right along the walkways inside CMAC.
Your guests may stay with you in the lineup and walk with you. Guests who choose to sit will have to remain seated through the brief ceremony.
When you approach the stage, any guest(s) who joined you in the lineup will split off so they can get ready for photos and/or video. They will rejoin you as you leave the stage.
When you reach the stage, a staff member will tell you when you are free to take off your mask. You will have a large card with your name and degree. When prompted, you will clip it to a music stand so the speaker can read your name. You will walk across the stage to a table and pick up a diploma cover. (They are empty; your diploma is mailed after your grades are recorded.)
Please pause and greet the president (The president cannot shake your hand or do an elbow bump.) while your family takes a photo, then proceed to the photo backdrop and pause for the professional photographer. You will walk down the opposite ramp and leave the CMAC building. If you would like to watch the rest of the students, you will be directed to available seats. Remain seated until the ceremony is complete.
Student Life will have a gift for each graduate after you leave the CMAC building. If the weather is nice, you and your guests may walk the trails and grounds and take more photos. Please maintain social distance from other groups. A recording of the procession for each ceremony will be posted by Monday, May 24.