THE DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE OCEAN CENTER ON MAY 16, 2016.
May 16, 2016 Daytona State College Commencement Ceremony Dates and Times:
Associate of Arts and Bachelors degrees- 6:30 pm (Check in at the Ocean Center is at 5 pm)
Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Certificates and Adult Education- 2:00 pm (Check in at the Ocean Center is at 12:30 pm)
Daytona State College confers degrees at the end of each full semester of Spring, Summer and Fall. The commencement ceremony is held at the end of our Spring term (May), and includes all graduates from the previous Fall semester, and current candidates for Spring and upcoming Summer semesters. The commencement ceremony for our college students is held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.
May 16, 2016 Commencement Instruction Letter
Click here to download 2016 Commencement Instruction Letter
The parking pass and Commencement Instruction Letter will be mailed on April 11, 2016 to all students who apply by April 5. The letter and parking passes will be available on all campuses by April 13 for students who apply after that date.
The Commencement Ceremony will take approximately 2 hours. Please do not leave during the ceremony, as this disrupts other graduates who are being recognized for their accomplishment.
May 16, 2016 Commencement Announcements To Print Out
Click on appropriate ceremony to download announcements:
*Daytona State uses students cumulative GPA when they apply for graduation to determine Honors or High Honors status. If a graduating student’s GPA changes after final grades are in, resulting in the student receiving Honors or High Honors status, this will be recognized on the student’s diploma and final transcript, but will not be changed for the ceremony
Candidates submitting graduation applications past the priority deadlines cannot be guaranteed that their names will be listed under any graduation/Commencement publications. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for each priority deadline.
If you have any questions, you may email our graduation office at: graduation@DaytonaState.edu Please include your student ID or last four digits of your SS number in all correspondence. All communication via email will be conducted through your Falcon mail account.
*If you are having a financial hardship that is preventing you from attending the graduation ceremony or purchasing your cap and gown, please contact Graduation@daytonastate.edu. Please include your student ID and the term you are graduating, and we will direct you to apply for a fee waiver.
Created in 2001 by faculty and students in the Daytona State College Industrial Technologies, Training and Apprenticeships Division, the Academic Mace is made of cherry wood, brass, and stainless steel and is topped with an alum replica of the Presidential Medallion for Teaching Excellence.
The first dated record of the academic mace goes back to 1385 at the University of Vienna. The academic mace is traditionally carried in procession and mounted on stage whenever degrees are granted or when the faculty is assembled in formal dress.
The gonfalon, a banner that hangs from a crosspiece or frame, originated in medieval Italy as a mark of state or office. Gonfalons have been adopted in many universities and colleges around the world as official insignias, often used to identify and lead academic units within the institution in celebratory procession.
The gonfalons represent the six colleges of Daytona State:
- Arts & Sciences
- Business Administration
- Health & Public Services
- Workforce & Continuing Education
Our tradition began in 2013 with faculty marshals carrying the gonfalons during the academic procession.