Summer 2021 Grad Walk

Celebrate your achievement at Grad Walk
Registration is open

Sunday, Aug. 8 at Alico Arena

FGCU is adapting commencement traditions at this time to allow graduates to celebrate while observing official COVID-19 safety measures. For summer, Grad Walk is a voluntary opportunity to briefly take the stage in person while as many as 6 guests watch and cheer from the floor. During Grad Walk, college by college, we will shine a light on each Eagle at their registered time.

To register, please follow the steps below:

  1. Select your college in the Getting Started section below.
  2. You’ll be directed to the Eventbrite registration page for your designated college. Select the green “Register” button toward the top right side of the page.
  3. Select a ticket from among the various 15-minute time slots available; click the red “register” button to confirm your time slot.
  4. Complete the contact information form on the check-out page to complete registration.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to your student email address provided on the contact form with additional details regarding arrival, check-in and participation.

PLEASE ONLY RESERVE ONE TICKET FOR YOUR ENTIRE GROUP.  (1 ticket = graduate + 6 guests). Guests do not need to register.

After registering, please keep your confirmation email, as it will also include your e-ticket needed for check-in the day of your Grad Walk celebration.

Should you have any questions, please contact

Grad Walk Guide Grad Walk Details

Helpful Notes
  • Grad Walk Registration ENDS at noon on Aug 1.
  • Please be aware that the virtual commencement does not require students to submit a photo or quote.
  • The virtual commencement will be an online video event that is published at 10 a.m. on Aug. 8. This page (the one you are on now) will be updated to display the virtual commencement video.

Registration Reminder

Only the INDIVIDUAL GRADUATE should register for a time slot - not guests.

Helpful Tip: Please add to your contacts/favorites list in email so future email messages don't go into your junk/clutter folders causing you to miss important updates.



Share your pics on the Grad Walk social wall | Tag photos with #FGCUGRADWALK

Get Started | Grad Walk Schedule

  • Aug. 8 | College of Arts & Sciences | 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 8 | U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering | 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Aug. 8 | Daveler & Kauanui School of Entrepreneurship | 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Aug. 8 | Lutgert College of Business | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 8 | Marieb College of Health & Human Services | 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 8 | College of Education | 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Reminder: If you received an email about Grad Walk after registering - these are event reminders, so you don't need to register a second time.

Virtual Commencement

  • Aug. 8 | 10 a.m. Virtual Commencement video with speeches by FGCU dignitaries will be published | Watch it or share with family any time.



Commencement FAQGet COVID-19 Event Guidelines

Plan ahead for Grad Walk

  • Only students who submitted their intent to graduate form with the Registrar by June 25, 2021 will be eligible for this special event.
  • Up to 6 guests are welcome to join each graduate to watch the walk. 
  • Students who plan to participate will be required to register for a specific time slot by college. Graduates can wear FGCU caps and gowns or appropriate professional attire.
  • There will be multiple time slots available for each college to RSVP for Grad Walk.

Have a Question? Email Us

Make the most of this special time

This is a time to celebrate, but also a time to keep friends, family and loved ones safe and healthy. Get details on planning the festivities. 

To accommodate as many participants as possible and ensure everyone’s safety, Grad Walk will require the cooperation graduates and their guests as well as the coordination of dozens of volunteers. Give yourself plenty of time to park and to check in at Alico Arena before your registered time. 

Prepare to follow CDC guidelines. Everyone entering Alico Arena will be required to wear a mask at all times and practice 12-foot physical distancing from anyone not in your party whenever possible. 

Order your cap and gown through the University Bookstore.

You can purchase your regalia at the Bookstore during normal operating hours. Due to an increase in demand, please pick up or order your regalia as soon as possible. If ordering online, July 2nd is the final day for normal shipping; July 16th is the final day for expedited shipping. You can return your regalia at the Bookstore (10 am – 4 pm) or the Bookstore trailer located at Alico Arena during the hours of Grad Walk (9 am – 5 pm).

Stop by the Sugden Hall portico 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on July 29

Hotels Within 10 Miles

Search hotels near Florida Gulf Coast University. This information is provided to help you search for lodging. It is not an FGCU endorsement of listed properties.


8955 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.8 miles from campus
13651-A Indian Paint Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.6 miles from campus
10081 Intercom Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
6.8 miles from campus
Call to receive the FGCU rate
10050 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33965
3.1 miles from campus
18051 S. Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers, FL 33908
8.6 miles from campus
9950 University Plaza Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3 miles from campus
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive
Estero, FL 33928
3.7 miles from campus
Use corporate code 560025806 to receive the FGCU rate
9241 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.7 miles from campus
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10611 Chevrolet Way
Estero, FL 33928
3.6 miles from campus
call to receive the FGCU rate or click the link above
16410 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3.1  miles from campus
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3 miles from campus
Use corporate code 100232667 to receive the FGCU rate
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913
2.7 miles from campus
11800 Coconut Plantation Drive
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
9.2 miles from campus
23120 Via Villagio
Estero, FL 33928
7.3 miles from campus 
Call to receive the FGCU rate or click the link above
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
9.2 miles from campus
9521 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.7 miles from campus
9501 Market Place Road
Fort Myers, FL 33912
7.6 miles from campus
10054 Gulf Center Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
3.7 miles from campus


Grad Walk will take place at Alico Arena on FGCU's main campus.

From the north (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 south to Alico Road at exit 128. 
  • Go east (left) on Alico Road for a half-mile.
  • Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway for 2 miles.
  • Turn left at the stoplight onto FGCU Boulevard at the main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument).
  • Continue in right lane and stop at the information booth for assistance with parking passes and campus maps.

From the south (via I-75)

  • Take I-75 north to Corkscrew Road at Exit 123.
  • Go east (right) onto Corkscrew Road for half-mile.
  • Turn north (left) onto Ben Hill Griffin Parkway.
  • Drive 3 miles to main entrance (marked by FGCU tower and wall monument) and turn right onto FGCU Boulevard.
  • Continue in right lane and stop at the information booth for assistance with parking passes and campus maps.


Show your Eagle pride

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Show the world your accomplishment

Download and display an FGCU Class of 2021 yard sign.

They can be printed at select UPS, FedEx and Office Depot stores that can produce yard signs.


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