FLCC will celebrate the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 20, with an in-person ceremony and an online commencement video released on the same day.
- Time: Graduates report at noon to the main campus second-floor landing. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
- Location for guests: Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) on the main campus.
- Guests: Admission is free. There are no tickets or limits on the number of guests.
If you have questions, please visit the One Stop Center in person, call (585) 785-1000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you ordered your cap and gown by March 30, you can pick it up anytime at the bookstore.
- If you ordered your cap and gown after March 30 and before the April 26 deadline, it has been mailed to your home.
- If you have questions, please contact the bookstore.
Reporting for the Lineup
Graduates should report at noon to the second-floor landing of the main campus to receive cards with their degree information. You will give this card to the speaker when you cross the stage.
Staff will assign students to a waiting area based on the academic department that corresponds with their degree. (Example: Psychology majors are part of the social science department.) When the processional is about to begin, staff will direct students to form a line and proceed out of the main campus building to the CMAC bridge.
During the ceremony, the emcee will tell students to stand to be recognized by the president of the college. At that point, you will be directed to walk up the east ramp of CMAC stage with your card. When it is your turn, walk toward the president who will hand you your diploma and shake your hand. You may pause and look out at the audience so your family can take a photo.
Please proceed to the photo backdrop for a professional photo by GradImages. See below for details about the option to purchase GradImage photos.
Honor Guard and Reception
After you cross the stage, please return to your seat and wait for all the graduates to cross the stage. At that point, the emcee will tell you to move your tassel from the right to the left of your mortarboard. The ceremony will end with students walking through an honor guard of faculty and staff, which is a longstanding FLCC tradition.
After you walk through the honor guard, you and your guests are welcome to attend the free reception in the café on the second floor of the Student Center.
Students scheduled to complete graduation requirements by Aug. 31, 2023, have received an email to confirm the name to be printed on the diploma and in the commencement program.
If you believe you are scheduled to graduate but did not receive the email or have not yet responded, please contact Student Records at email@example.com or (585) 785-1675.
- Diplomas for May graduates are mailed by the end of June.
- Diplomas for August graduates are mailed by the end of September.
Park in the A, B, or G 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. FLCC will have a limited number of wheelchairs to help visitors get from parking areas to their seats; guests may not keep the wheelchairs through the ceremony.
Restrooms are available on the CMAC grounds (look for signs pointing to a separate building located to the left as you face the stage).
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 by email or postal mail 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.
Guests may take their own photos and/or video from the designated area to the left of graduate seating as you face the stage. Please keep your time in the photo area brief so all families can capture this moment.