Celebrate Graduation Your Way
Pick up your regalia with your grad packet
Graduation is an exciting time for the Seminole State community, and we are proud to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our students. A formal commencement is held each spring at Addition Financial Arena at UCF and a Grad Walk celebration is held each fall on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
STEP 1: Apply to graduate
Students interested in graduating must submit an Intent to Graduate form.
STEP 2: RSVP and order
Reserve your time slot and order official Seminole State regalia.
STEP 3: Graduate
You're ready to attend graduation. Here's what you need to know.
Introducing Seminole State Grad Walk!
Our Grad Walk and formal commencement share key similarities in honoring our grads. Graduates' names are announced as they cross the stage, receiving diploma covers. College leaders congratulate them on stage, with faculty in attendance, and formal photos are taken.
|NEW! Grad Walk, Fall 2023 ||Commencement, Spring 2024|
|Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Building C||UCF Addition Financial Arena|
|1 hour time commitment.|
Grads sign up for 30-minute time slots
|3.5 hour time commitment.|
Approximately 5:30-9 p.m.
|No limit for number of guests||Limit of 10 tickets for guests|
|Graduates' guests accompany them through the line||Guests seated in Arena|
(First come, first seat selection)
|-||Formal graduate processional|
|Video messages from College president, faculty and student leader playing while graduates and guests wait in line||Live commencement address, faculty and student challenge speeches|
|Guests stand in front of stage to take their own photos of grads||-|
|Multiple photo opportunities at decorated photo stops, open to graduates and guests.||-|
|Alumni Association interaction before and after Grad Walk||Alumni Association interaction before commencement|
Grad Walk Questions
Recent graduation celebrations were outdoor, drive-through ceremonies where families remained in their vehicles during their graduate's stage entrance. Now with Grad Walk, families will walk alongside together indoors.
No. Grad Walk will not be recorded or broadcast on the web.
If you require assistance accessing the stage, need a sign language interpreter or require other accommodations, please indicate so when you RSVP for graduation. A member of the graduation team will contact you about your specific accommodation. If a member of your party requires assistance, the graduation venues for Grad Walk and commencement are ADA-compliant and event staff will be available to assist.