Graduation Checklist

Graduation information and reminders will be sent via email to your Hodges email account and SMS text. Please check your email for any updates.

Follow the Steps Below

1. Complete All Degree Requirements

It is each student’s responsibility to complete the Intent to Graduate form at the beginning of his/her last session. Please make sure you have checked with the Office of the Registrar to verify that you have met all program requirements as noted in the university catalog. If you do not meet all requirements, your degree will not be conferred until all requirements are met. Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure all requirements are met. Contact the Registrar's Office here.

2. Clear Any Financial Holds

We urge all students to check their account status with the Office of Student Accounts prior to graduation. Please be aware that failure to satisfy all financial obligations with the university may prevent you from receiving your diploma and/or transcripts in a timely manner. Contact the Financial Aid Office here.

Happy graduates from Hodges University while at graduation

3. Order Your Cap, Gown, and Tassel

Students who wish to participate in the graduation ceremony are required to purchase Graduation regalia (cap, gown and tassel). Students are encouraged to order their regalia well in advance to ensure timely delivery. This purchase is not included as part of the Graduation fee. These items may be ordered online at Herff Jones.

4. Honor Cords, Hoods, and Pins

These honorary items are available for pick up in the Quad of building H on the Fort Myers campus. You can also pick them up on commencement day.

Graduate wearing a customized cap

5. Order Graduation Photography

Hodges University has hired GradImages as the official commencement photographer. Three photographs of each graduate are taken during the event:

  • As you make your way to the stage.
  • As you are shaking the President’s hand in the center of the stage.
  • After you have exited the stage.

Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. Pre-register to make sure your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide your complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit GradImages.

Graduate wearing a customized cap

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