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Commencement Ticket Process Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
 
 

COVID-19 Update: Fall Graduation

 
 
 
 

Sept. 22 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC will not be holding an on-campus Fall Term Commencement on December 17. Instead, a Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be posted on the college website and social media platforms at noon on Thursday, December 17 to celebrate all fall and summer term graduates. College staff are also planning drive-through celebrations on each campus that same day from 11 AM to 6 PM for graduates and their families to take photos and pick up diploma covers. Visit the Fall 2020 Commencement page for more info and social media graphics. Remember, you must apply to graduate. Questions? Contact us at graduation@easternflorida.edu

Commencement Ticket FAQ: Click to reveal answer

Question 1:  Will I need a ticket to attend my graduation ceremony?

No. Candidates do not need tickets to participate in the commencement ceremony, but they must be dressed in commencement regalia.

Question 2:  Will my guests need tickets to the graduation ceremony? 

Yes, every guest, including infants and small children, requires a ticket to ensure compliance with safety protocols. Candidates must indicate "Yes" to attending the commencement ceremony by October 16, 2019 to be eligible for guest tickets, with each commencement participant who meets that deadline being allotted guest tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: If you did not pick up your Fall 2019 Commencement guest tickets between Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through Monday, November 25, 2019 at an EFSC Campus Bookstore, they will not be held. Unclaimed tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2019 while supplies last. Candidates are responsible for distributing tickets to their guests prior to the ceremony. 

Question 3:  How many tickets will I get?

To safely accommodate you and your guests, the number of guest tickets is determined based on the number of confirmed candidates who indicated “Yes” to attending the ceremony by the published deadline date. For the Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies in December, that allotment is three guest tickets for confirmed candidates who indicated "Yes" by the published deadline.

The assigned ceremony will be printed on the ticket. Unclaimed tickets will be distributed at the Campus bookstores on a first-come, first served basis beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2019 while supplies last.

All King Center seats are general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets. Guest without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

**Eastern Florida State College reserves the right to cancel tickets for any reason.

Question 4:  Are tickets only available if I indicated "Yes" to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline date? 

Guest tickets are available only to those candidates who indicated “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline. Tickets not picked up during the disbursement dates will not be held. Unclaimed Fall Term commencement tickets and remaining tickets will be made available on a first-come, first served basis beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2019 on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Question 5:  Are my tickets for reserved seats or general admission? 

There is no reserved seating. Seating for all graduation ceremonies is on a first-come, first-served basis for those with tickets. Guests with tickets will be seated beginning one hour before the ceremony. Commencement day includes two ceremonies. Ceremonies begin promptly at noon and 3 PM. Guests who arrive late, and those without tickets, will be directed to the overflow seating areas.

Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets.

Question 6:  Do I need to show ID (school or photo) to pick up tickets?

Yes, you will need to provide picture ID and your ticket voucher (ceremony assignment letter), which will be sent to you via U.S. mail and EFSC student email.

Question 7:  Where do I get my tickets for guests? 

Each Campus Bookstore will distribute guest tickets beginning Tuesday, November 12, 2019 through Monday, November 25, 2019 during regular bookstore hours. Tickets not picked up during the published time will not be held.

Unclaimed and remaining guest tickets are available for pick up at Campus Bookstores starting Tuesday, December 3, 2019 while quantities last. All graduation applicants may receive up to four (4) additional guest tickets per day while supplies last. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis to students who have submitted an “Intent to Graduate” application. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID to pick up your tickets!

Please note that ticket distribution is based upon the actual number of candidates participating in the ceremony and the seating capacity of the King Center. Each graduate who indicated “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the deadline will be eligible for guest tickets. All seats are general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets.

Guest without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

Question 8:  Where do I get tickets for guests needing accessible seating?

Guests who require accessible seating should make their request to the King Center ticket office when they arrive for the event. For more information on accessibility accommodations, contact the King Center Ticket Office at 321-242-2219.

Question 9:  What happens if I lose my tickets or guests forget theirs?

Please note that replacement tickets will not be issued if your allotment is lost or destroyed. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed guest tickets. Guests without tickets must sit in the designated overflow areas to view commencement.

Question 10:  What happens if I don’t pick up my tickets by the last date of disbursement? 

Unclaimed and remaining guest tickets are available for pick up at Campus Bookstores during regular hours starting Tuesday, December 3, 2019 while quantities last. All graduation applicants may receive up to four (4) additional guest tickets per day while supplies last. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis to students who have submitted an “Intent to Graduate” application. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID to pick up your tickets! Seating for guests without tickets will be available in the overflow areas on a first-come, first-served basis. Ceremony times are noon and 3 PM.

Question 11:  If I did not submit an Intent to Graduate application or indicate “Yes” to attending the commencement ceremony by the published deadline date, can I still participate in the commencement ceremony? 

Yes, you can participate in the commencement ceremony if you applied for graduation or did not indicate “Yes” to attending the ceremony after the published deadline. You must email graduation@easternflorida.edu with your intent to participate in the ceremony.

No, you are not eligible for guest tickets during the standard pick up times, but can get unclaimed tickets starting Dec. 3. Please note: Unclaimed and remaining guest tickets are available for pick up at Campus Bookstores during regular hours starting Tuesday, December 3, 2019 while quantities last. All graduation applicants may receive up to four (4) additional guest tickets per day while supplies last. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis to students who have submitted an “Intent to Graduate” application. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID to pick up your tickets! Seating for guests without tickets will be available in the overflow areas on a first-come, first-served basis. Ceremony times are noon and 3 PM.

Guests without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-served basis of available seating to view the ceremonies on large screens.

Question 12:  Can someone else pick up the tickets for me?

Students must pick up their tickets. By exception, the student may send an email through their EFSC student account to the graduation office at graduation@easternflorida.edu, indicating the student’s name, who they are authorizing to pick up their tickets and at which campus. The person picking up the tickets must provide photo ID. Ceremony times are noon and 3 PM.