Graduation Information

The following information was from our 2017 Graduation.  Information for the 2018 Adult & Career Education Graduation will be updated on a later date.

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Suncoast Arena at FSW, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida

If you have recently passed the GED test and would like to be added to the 2017 ACE graduation list, please contact Milla Voellinger by email [email protected].

Caps, gowns, and tassels are available to purchase between 8:00am and 3:00pm Monday through Friday for $25.00 each (cash only) beginning Monday, April 17, 2017.   Please visit the Adult and Career Education office at the East Entrance of the Lee County Public Education Center (2855 Colonial Blvd) to pick up your cap and gown before May 12, 2017.  Graduates, please be prepared to have your picture taken when you pick up your cap and gown for the 2017 graduation video.

The following is important information you will need to make your graduation appropriate, stress-free and wonderfully memorable!

  1. ATTENDING GRADUATION:  The ceremony will begin promptly at 2:30 pm. Graduates must report to the check-in table in order to participate in the ceremony (Graduates may enter the building as early as 1:00 pm). You will have time to put on your cap and gown and receive important instructions.  All valuables (purses, cameras, etc.) should be left with family members.

PLEASE NOTE:  Suncoast Credit Union Arena will close and lock the doors promptly at 2:30 pm while the graduates formally enter. The doors will NOT reopen until AFTER the processional, Pledge of Allegiance, and national anthem are completed!

  1. PARKING:  All parking is FREE at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena. 
  1. PROPER ATTIRE:   When wearing a graduation gown, it is traditional to wear black dress shoes and professional business attire under the gown for the ceremony.  Ladies should take into consideration the steps and long walk across the stage when choosing heel height.
  1. SEATINGThe seating arrangements for the ceremony is general seating.  Guests may sit anywhere that is not roped off or reserved, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Floor seating is reserved for graduates only.

PLEASE NOTEONLY graduates will be permitted to sit in the section reserved for the graduates and allowed to walk across the stage!

We are very excited to be a part of your achievement and look forward to seeing you and your family on May 21, 2017, at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW).