2021 Commencement Information

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By Marisa Bunton

On Mar. 12, the Registrar’s Office sent out an email to all graduating FSW students about graduation, the commencement ceremony, and the application for the ceremony. In the application, FSW will ask for your name, your address, what your major is and what degree you are pursuing. If you do not see it in the dropdown menu, just type in your major and your degree.

If you are thinking about attending this year’s commencement ceremony, please remember that April 2 at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to apply for the ceremony. In order to apply, you need to fill out the application. 

As soon as you are done, a second email will be sent to you and with that email, you will know that your application will be sent to the Office of the Registrar, where they will review your application and inform you of your eligibility.

Now that you have submitted your application, what’s next? The next step is paying for your regalia. 

“Regalia” are the items that you will need to wear for the graduation ceremony: your cap, your gown, and your tassel. You can order your regalia through this link: https://herff.ly/fsw.

Once you click on this link, you will be asked about your college campus, which school your degree is in (this depends on which degree you are pursuing – TIP: If you do not know, consult with someone in Registrar), your degree type, and which year you are graduating. For example, if you are pursuing an Associate in Arts degree and your major is in General Studies, you will select the “School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences” option in the second dropdown menu of the regalia link. 

The total cost of the full package is $98 plus tax. This package consists of your cap, gown, tassel, and 20 announcement cards.

If you have any questions in regards to graduation, the ceremony, or the application, contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@fsw.edu, or (239) 489-9040, or you can contact the Graduation representatives at graduation@fsw.edu. Attending the ceremony is up to you. 

Go, Bucs!

Marisa Bunton

Community Writer

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