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Fall 2021 Commencement

When: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Where: Ocean Center 

10 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
(Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees)
Learn more about the Undergraduate Ceremony 

3 p.m. Graduate Hooding and Commencement Ceremony
(Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees) 
Learn more about the Graduate Ceremony

Apply to Graduate 

Your graduation application for the Fall 2021 term must be submitted to Office of the Registrar by October 23, 2021 in order to participate in commencement exercises and have your name printed in the commencement program. You may apply for graduation by logging into ERNIE. From there, select Campus Solutions Student Homepage, followed by the Academic Advising tile, and lastly Apply for Graduation. For questions regarding your graduation status, please contact 

Venue Information

There are no tickets required for Commencement.

The Daytona Beach Ocean Center is conveniently located off Highway A1A in Daytona Beach, about 5 miles east of the Embry-Riddle campus.

View the Ocean Center Parking and Entrance Map


Parking is available the day of the ceremony at the Ocean Center parking garage and surrounding parking lots for $10 (CASH ONLY). Consider parking time and walk time to the Ocean Center to ensure you are arriving at your designated time. You will be placed in a specific order for line up so prompt arrival is imperative.

A limited number of discounted parking passes will be available in advance for $5 from ERNIE Central (located in the Mori Hosseini Student Union) beginning November 1st. Purchases must be made using a credit card in ERNIE Central. Advanced passes are not required. Please note, the Ocean Center parking attendants will collect parking passes as you enter the garage or lot. There will be no refunds on unused parking passes.

Please note - parking is limited and has run out in the past. Please inform your family members that parking is first come, first served. Carpooling and early arrival is strongly recommended. Consider parking time and walk time to the Ocean Center to ensure you are arriving by 8:00am. You will be placed in a specific order for line up so prompt arrival is imperative.

Disability and Limited Mobility Accommodations

A special reserved section will be made available to guests with disabilities. Reserved seat tickets are not required but seating is limited to the person needing the accommodations plus 3 companions.  Guests needing accommodations are encouraged to arrive an hour early as the venue is large, and our guests will have to walk to the special reserved section. Due to safety regulations, only three people may accompany the guest with a disability in the accessible seating area.

A variety of services provided by the Ocean Center are available for guests with disabilities, including sound enhancement devices, designated parking places, and easy access to key areas of the complex.

Some of the Ocean Center’s accessible features include:

  • Accessible elevators on the south side of the lobby
  • An escalator is on the north-south concourse
  • The facility is accessible on the north and south sides of all lobby areas

Entrances are on the facility’s east side (student entrance only), south concourse lobby area, and the north concourse lobby area.

Contact Us

Academic Records and Graduation Status
Office of the Registrar

Ceremony Logistics

April Atkinson
Manager of Daytona Beach Campus Events

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