GRADUATION FAQ


Do I need to attend the graduation meeting (a.k.a. graduation practice)?
Yes! Attendance is required at the graduation meeting. At the meeting you will receive specific and important information about the graduation process. Tickets will be distributed to students after the meeting.

What can I wear to graduation?
All students need a new cap, gown, and tassel. Students may only wear school approved cords. Nothing can be added to the caps. Please see our chart for more specific information.

Why do I need to have a new cap and gown?
Caps and gowns can fade and have different dye lots. Also, the cost for the cap and gown includes a graduation fee, which supports the costs involved in a graduation ceremony. Please contact us if you have concerns about these costs. 

How many tickets can I request?
Students can request up to 10 tickets initially. Additional tickets can be requested on a first come, first served basis from the Building 8 Office for $2 each.

Is there handicap accessible seating available for guests?
The Amway Center has handicap seating available at the top of the lower level. See the Amway Center website for more information.

Can I bring balloons for my graduate? 
The Amway Center does not allow helium balloons in the facility.

Where will I meet my graduate after the ceremony?

Students will not exit the Amway Center the same way they entered. Please prearrange a meeting area with your graduate. The fountain area is typically a good landmark.