Graduation Information

Academic Information

Apply Online for Graduation

1. Login at

2. Under myFSU Links on the left-hand side of the screen, click the SC icon.

3. Under the Academics area, click the drop-down box arrow and select Apply for Graduation.

4. For further instructions, visit

 For more information on preparing for graduation, contact your academic advisor, or visit

 BSW Advisor: Zoey Zeitlin,

 MSW Advisor: Jennifer Farinella,


Ceremony Information

 There are several ways to be recognized and celebrate your accomplishments as a graduate.


University Commencement

 University Commencement is the traditional ceremony hosted by the University. Commencement is held at the Donald L.  Tucker Civic Center (505 West Pensacola Street).

 Summer 2017 Commencement will take place Saturday, August 5th at 9:00 a.m.

 If you are planning to participate in commencement, you must register and RSVP online with Marching Order, through the registrar's office.

 Formal regalia is required at a university commencement. For more information on ordering your cap and gown visit

 For more information on University Commencement Exercises, visit


College of Social Work Convocation and Pinning Ceremony / College of Social Work  Graduation Reception and Pinning Ceremony

The College of Social Work hosts a smaller, more intimate ceremony for its graduates each semester. The format of the ceremonies varies by semester and are outlined below.


 All ceremonies are held in the Oglesby Union Ballroom (75 North Woodward Avenue) from 2:00 p.m. from 4:00 p.m. the  Friday before university commencement.

Free parking is available in the Woodward Parking Garage adjacent to the FSU bookstore. The address for the garage is 104 N. Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32404. 

 Summer Graduation Reception and Pinning will be held on Friday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 Registration for College of Social Work ceremonies are separate from university commencement. Students will be notified  via email when registration is open. To register, students should visit

 Students are allotted seven guests. Tickets are not required. Students will register their guests when they register  themselves to participate in the ceremony.


Spring Convocation and Pinning

 The Spring Convocation and Pinning is the most formal ceremony offered through the college. The Association of  Student Social Worker Awards are also presented at this ceremony.

 Formal regalia is required to participate in this ceremony. For more information on ordering your cap and gown visit

 Students and Faculty formally process into the ceremony. A student address is given, followed by the Keynote address,  presentation of awards, and recognition of graduates with the presentation of their College of Social Work Alumni pin.

 Light refreshments are provided.



Summer and Fall Graduation Reception and Pinning

The Summer and Fall Reception and Pinning ceremonies follow a reception-style format, and are more casual in nature.

 Business Casual attire is the recommended attire for this ceremony.

 A student address is given, followed by the Keynote address, and recognition of graduates where students walk the stage  and are presented with their College of Social Work Alumni pin.

 Hors d’oeuvres are provided.

Questions? Contact Nicole Jones, Event Coordinator, at