Graduation Information

Graduation Application 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 

NOTE: You must apply for graduation even if you do not intend to attend the ceremony. For more information on preparing for graduation, contact your academic advisor, or visit 

BSW Advisor: Zoey Zeitlin,

MSW Advisor (Tallahassee Main Campus): Jennifer Farinella,

MSW Advisor (Distance Learning): Sydney Smith, 

Ph.D. Advisor: Jennifer Farinella,

College of Social Work Graduation Reception and University Commencement Upcoming Dates:

Please note: The CSW Graduation Reception is an internal ceremony for Social Work graduates. Students are also able to participate in the University Commencement (


College of Social Work Graduation Reception 

Florida State University Commencement

Fall 2019

December 13, 2019 @ 2-4 PM; Oglesby Union Ballroom

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 PM; Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Spring 2020

May 2, 2020 @ 2:00 PM; Virtual Ceremony

May 2 2020 @ 2:00 PM, Virtual Ceremony


Summer 2020

 July 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM; Virtual Ceremony. CSW Ceremony will be posted on and available on our social media channels shortly after.

July 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM; Virtual Ceremony to be livestreamed on


College of Social Work Ceremony Details:

College of Social Work Spring Graduation Reception 

The Spring Graduation and Reception is the most formal ceremony offered through the college. The College of Social Work 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. 

The ceremony is held in the Oglesby Union Ballroom (75 North Woodward Avenue).

Parking is available in the Woodward Parking Garage (104 N. Woodward Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32404) adjacent to the FSU Bookstore. ** Must have a student parking permit** Visitors can purchase a one day guest pass on

College of Social Work Summer and Fall Graduation Receptions 

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

Business Casual attire is the recommended attire for this ceremony. Cap and Gown are not required 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.

Ceremony and Commencement Registration & Guest Ticket Process:

College of Social Work Registration and Guest Tickets

Students will be notified via email when the College of Social Work Graduation Reception registration is open. Students are allotted five guests. Students will register their guests when they register themselves to participate in the ceremony. Additional guest ticket requests are considered on a first come first serve basis and will be awarded after the registration window closes. Should you need additional tickets, please submit a request to Katelyn Stowers at 

Students and families should plan to arrive early to secure seating for the ceremony. 

Registration for the College of Social Work ceremony is separate from University Commencement. 

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). 

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 for participation in University Commencement. For more information on ordering your cap and gown visit

For more information on University Commencement Exercises, visit

Questions? Contact Katelyn Stowers, Event Program Manager at 



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