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Congratulations, Spartans!

After years of challenging and rewarding work, you are going to earn your degree! What an important milestone!

May 2023 Commencement

The May commencement ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Graduates from the Sykes College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters will participate in the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

Graduates from the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education and the College of Natural and Health Sciences will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony. 

Tickets are not required for family members or guests to attend either ceremony. However, due to limited seating, it is highly recommended that family members and guests arrive early at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Family Communication Philosophy 

While we understand family members and guests are excited to celebrate their student's achievements at commencement, we are only able to provide general information about the ceremony as opposed to student-specific information. Please visit the Student Affairs Family Communication Philosophy for more details. 

Additional Information

Visit our May 2023 Commencement webpage for detailed information.

Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at or (813) 257-1999 with any questions you may have.