FLCC will celebrate the Class of 2022 on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21 at the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) on the main campus.
Students who register to participate in commencement must either have proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including one booster shot) on file in the Student Health Portal or show a negative result on a rapid COVID-19 test administered by FLCC. Home test results will not be accepted. Guests are not required to provide proof of vaccination or take a test.
Rapid testing is available as follows:
- Thursday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., second-floor Student Center lounge
- Friday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., flagpole entrance lobby
- Saturday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., flagpole entrance lobby
If testing on the day of your ceremony you must arrive at least 45 minutes before the time of your ceremony to ensure testing can be completed. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All ceremonies will be broadcast live. Livestreams will begin between 10 and 20 minutes after the reporting time for each ceremony and can be viewed via the FLCC YouTube Channel.
Your Ceremony Guide
- Registration has ended. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nursing graduates will get additional instructions from their department about the ceremony.
- Admission is free, and there are no tickets. You will check in with your guests.
- Times listed are the reporting times. Each ceremony will start 15 to 20 minutes after the reporting time. Ceremonies will last about 35 to 45 minutes. Please arrive on time in your cap and gown to avoid missing the ceremony.
Ceremony Dates and Times
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 right of graduate seating as you face the stage. Please keep your time in the photo area brief so all families can capture this moment.
Park in the A lot 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 are available on the CMAC grounds (look for signs pointing to a separate building located to the left as you face the stage).
CMAC is an outdoor venue, providing good airflow. FLCC will hold several small ceremonies to reduce the potential for transmission of illness.
Masks are not required, though individuals with compromised immune systems should consider wearing a mask.
Vaccination is not required for guests but is strongly recommended. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect adults and children ages 5 and older from getting sick or severely ill and helps protect those around them.
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. Please arrive wearing your cap and gown and report directly to CMAC.
Graduates who require testing must show proof of a negative test from the FLCC testing center at check in. Home test results or tests from other providers are not accepted.
Check in with your guests at the CMAC bridge. You will be directed to pick up a card with your name and program before getting in line for the processional. Your guests will be directed to a separate seating area.
The ceremony will begin about 15 minutes after the reporting times above. Please arrive on time to avoid missing all or part of the ceremony.
Once the processional begins, an FLCC staff member will direct graduates where to sit. Please leave a seat between you and the next person for social distancing.
When it is time to get your diploma, a staff member will ask graduates to stand by row and direct you toward the ramp.
When it is your turn to walk across the stage, put the card on the music stand in front of the greeter. If your name is hard to pronounce, lean forward and say it quietly to the reader.
Stand by the podium until your name is read. Then walk to the center of the stage and pick up a diploma. You can turn briefly so your family can take a photo and you can greet the president. Then, walk to the backdrop where a professional photographer will take your photo.
After you leave the stage, you can return to your seat to watch the rest of the ceremony or you can go to the reception area on the lawn or in the main lobby (in the event of rain) with your guests. The diploma cover contains a message from the president. You will get your diploma in the mail after your final credits have been recorded.
FLCC Bookstore Hours
- Friday, May 20 — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday, May 21 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.