Graduation Commencement FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pick up my regalia at Commencement?

We highly recommend that you NOT wait until the graduation ceremony to pick up/purchase your regalia. We will have a very limited amount of regalia at the ceremony with an even more limited range of sizes. The most convenient option is to order your regalia any time online at Herff Jones . Students are encouraged to order their regalia well in advance of this deadline to ensure timely delivery.

Where do I go to pick up my honor cords?

Honor cords 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.

When can I pick up my diploma?

Diplomas are ordered four to six weeks after you have completed all program requirements. As a Hodges graduate, you will receive both a digital diploma and a physical diploma. Instructions on accessing your digital diploma will be sent to your Hodges email. Your physical diploma will be mailed to the address that is on file.

How do I order tickets for Commencement?

Tickets are free; each graduate can have up to 10 tickets.
Tickets can be requested here.
Email for any questions regarding tickets.

Can I decorate my graduation cap?

We encourage you to decorate your cap! Please keep in mind that it should be decorated to reflect all the excitement of your accomplishment, however, it should be done in good taste and respectfully. Please remember that your tassel will be attached to your cap - please do not place anything on your cap that might prohibit the tassel from being placed on your cap.

Is there a livestream of the Ceremony?

Yes! Guests who wish to enjoy remotely can view a livestream of the Ceremony online. No tickets are required for access to this livestream. The livestream can be viewed on the University home page at 12:00 p.m. on the day of commencement.

Will my name be in the Commencement Program?

All eligible graduates for this year's Commencement will be included in the Commencement Program.

Who do I contact about graduation questions?

For Regalia (cap/gown), master hoods, tassels, diploma frames, appreciation pins, alumni pins, graduation fee, etc., contact the Office of Auxiliary Services at (239) 938-7770 or

For diplomas, honor cords, transcripts (after degree is conferred), contact the Registrar's Office at (239) 938-7700 or

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