FGCU to hold graduation ceremonies at Alico after all

Lee Herald Favicon 16Graduates from Florida Gulf Coast University this winter will be walking across the stage in Alico Arena after all.

After previously announcing that the university was considering moving commencement ceremonies to the student union on campus in smaller ceremonies, FGCU said that the fall semester’s commencement ceremonies will be at Alico Arena on December 16.

The changes were being considered after the university extended the semester by one week in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, bringing logistical challenges to holding the ceremony as originally scheduled.

“As indicated all along we’ve been evaluating various options during the evolving aftermath of the hurricane, and our University Commencement Committee has indicated we will be able to hold the Commencement ceremonies in Alico Arena on December 16,” FGCU spokesperson Susan Evans said in an email Friday.

FGCU will have twin ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. for graduates in arts and sciences, and engineering, and another at 1 p.m. or business, education, and health and human services graduates.

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