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Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
Location: Ocean Center
101 N. Atlantic Ave 
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Due to the capacity of our venue and the expected number of spring graduates and guests, we will be hosting three Spring 2023 graduation ceremonies. Additional details regarding each ceremony will be posted once finalized, so please continue to monitor the website for current information. There are no tickets required for any ceremony, and seating is on a first come, first served basis inside the venue. 

Ceremony # 1 – Undergraduate Commencement (Bachelor’s Degrees)

College of Arts & Sciences and College of Engineering
9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Ceremony # 2 – Undergraduate (Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees)

College of Aviation and David B. O'Maley College of Business
2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Ceremony # 3 – Graduate Hooding and Commencement

Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees (All Colleges)
7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Apply to Graduate

Your graduation application for the Spring 2023 term must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by March 15, 2023, 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

Cap, Gown and Memorabilia Information

Academic regalia, or the dress uniform of one of the U.S. Armed Forces, is required.

Cap and gown orders can be placed online through Herff Jones. The deadline to order regalia online is March 24, 2023. After that date, orders can be made in person at the University Bookstore and will be charged a $10 late fee. In-store purchases made after March 17 are not guaranteed and will be charged the $10 late fee plus an additional expedited shipping fee. All caps and gowns ordered will be distributed at the graduation Lift-Off event hosted by Alumni Engagement on May 3.

Honor cords based on academic standing of GPA (cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude) are permitted and distributed at the ceremony to graduates at check-in.

Stoles are permitted for nationally recognized honor societies that are sanctioned through Student Engagement, Athletics and ROTC branches. These are distributed by your organization's advisor prior to the ceremony. Please contact your advisor directly for more information.


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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