Worldwide - Daytona Beach, FL - April 25, 2020

Ceremony Information

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020
at 9 a.m.
Where: ICI Center
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Regina Spellman

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Regina Spellman

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In order to participate in this ceremony, you must apply for graduation and reserve your regalia NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

We want to ensure a memorable occasion for you, your families and your guests. In order to accomplish this, we ask your cooperation in reading and adhering to the instructions to the following information.

Please be aware that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a tobacco-free campus, including e-cigarettes. There are no designated smoking zones on campus.

Friday, April 24, 2020
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cap and Gown Pickup 
1 p.m. Campus Tour 
2 p.m. All Hooding Ceremony participants MUST be lined up (Masters only)
2:50 p.m.

Doors close to Hooding Ceremony participants and guests (Masters only)

3 p.m. Hooding Ceremony (Masters only)
4-6 p.m. Alumni Party (guests welcome)
   
Saturday, April 25, 2020 
7 a.m. 

Cap and Gown Pickup (for students who did not pick up their regalia on Friday)

8 a.m.

Participants Check In (for students who picked up their regalia on Friday)

8 a.m. Doors open for guests
8:30 a.m. All participants MUST be checked in
8:50 a.m. Doors close to all participants and guests
9 a.m. Commencement Ceremony 
Dessert reception to follow Commencement Ceremony (guests welcome)
   
Daytona Beach Bookstore Hours (Building 610 on campus map)
Friday, April 24, 2020 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Worldwide Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the ICI Center (Building 601 on the campus map), located across the street from the main entrance of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus. The physical location is 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.  Please refer to the campus map for further details. 

Cap and Gown Pickup and the Hooding Ceremony also take place at the same location.

Parking is available in the Earhart parking lot next to the ICI Center (Building 601). Overflow parking should be in the Defender parking lots also near the ICI Center. Please allow extra time for parking as classes are still in session. 

IF YOU DID NOT VISIT THE HERFF JONES PORTAL TO RESERVE YOUR REGALIA, please contact the Graduation Team IMMEDIATELY to ensure we will have regalia set aside for you at pickup time.

Regalia will be available for pickup at the ICI Center (Building 601 on the campus map). Caps and gowns are not available at the Daytona Beach Campus Bookstore. 

Pickup times are:

Friday, April 24, 2020, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7-8:30 a.m.

We encourage graduates to take advantage of the Friday pickup hours to make ceremony preparation on Saturday morning more relaxed. If you pick up your regalia on Friday, please plan to arrive at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Students who have earned honors will find their honor cords or a distinction medallion packaged with their regalia. If you are not degree complete at the time of the ceremony, you will not receive honor cords or a distinction medallion for the ceremony. You will have the option to purchase these items after your degree has posted. 

Your regalia is yours to keep as our gift to you for attending the ceremony. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, your regalia will be returned to our supplier.

All participants may check in at the staging area in the ICI Center starting at 7 a.m., but no later than 8:30 a.m. Those participants who picked up their cap and gown on Friday may arrive beginning at 8 a.m.

Please make prior arrangements to secure your personal belongings with family and guests. There is no secure area available to leave personal items in the staging area.

You will receive a numbered card that corresponds with your position in line for the graduation ceremony. This card will have your name, degree, honors and contact information on it. Please verify that the information on the card is correct. Ceremony Marshals will be available to assist you in lining up in the staging area.

The processional will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. You must keep your card with you at all times. The announcer collects this card and scans it as you prepare to cross the stage. If you do not have your card, your name will not display on the monitors while crossing the stage.

While we suggest business casual attire, there is not a specific dress code for participants. You may need hairpins or clips to secure your cap. If you are receiving a Master’s degree, you may want to wear a shirt/blouse with buttons in front so that you can attach the loop of the hood to it. Military uniforms may be worn under the provided cap and gown.

We ask that participants follow basic rules of etiquette for graduation. Please arrive on time and silence cell phones. Please make sure that all children are under supervision and show consideration to others.

The duration of the ceremony may be over two hours. Breakfast bars and water will be available for participants only prior to the ceremony. Food and drinks are not available for purchase during the ceremony, so please plan accordingly for your family’s needs.

When you cross the stage during the ceremony, you will be receiving an empty diploma cover (our gift to you for participating). All diplomas are mailed to students upon degree completion and are not available at the ceremony.

A dessert reception for all graduates and their guests will be held immediately after the ceremony at the Mori Hosseini Student Union building (Building 610 on the campus map).

Please email the Graduation Team if you will be requiring special accommodations to participate in the ceremony.

Seating at the ICI Center is unreserved and stadium-style, as is generally found in sports venues. No tickets are required.

Family and guests should arrive at 8 a.m. and enter through the front entrance for seating. Guests are not permitted in the staging area. Guests should be in their seats before 8:45 a.m. We ask that guests not block the lobby area during the processional that will begin at 8:50 a.m.

We ask that participants and guests follow basic rules of etiquette for graduation. Please arrive on time and silence cell phones. Please make sure that all children are under supervision and show consideration to others. Due to limited space in the ICI Center, we ask that any strollers remain in the lobby. 

The duration of the ceremony may be over 2 hours. There will be no food or drinks available for purchase during the ceremony, so please plan accordingly for your family’s needs.

A dessert reception for all graduates and their guests will be held immediately after the ceremony at the Mori Hosseini Student Union building (Building 610 on the campus map).

Please email the Graduation Team if any of your guests will be requiring special accommodations for guest seating.

There will be a campus tour of the Daytona Beach Campus available for participants and their guests at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24. The tour will depart from the Jim W. Henderson Welcome Center (Building 602 on the campus map). This is a walking tour of the campus and will last approximately 40 minutes. The tour will conclude at the Mori Hosseini Student Union (Building 610 on the campus map). 

Students participating in the Hooding Ceremony will have time to take the tour and be able to line up starting at 2 p.m. Staff should be available to escort you to the ICI Center if needed.

There will be a separate Hooding Ceremony for Masters students on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. in the ICI Center. This is an optional ceremony, in addition to and not replacing, the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2020. 

Participants are required to line up for the ceremony starting at 2 p.m. Doors will close to all guests and participants at 2:50 p.m. The ceremony will start promptly at 3 p.m. The duration of this ceremony is appropriately 1.5 hours.

Please make prior arrangements to secure your personal belongings with family and guests. There is no secure area available to leave personal items in the staging area.

All participants and their guests are invited to attend the 2020 Lift Off Party for Worldwide students on Friday, April 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the Mori Hosseini Student Union building (Building 610 on the campus map). There will be a class photo at 5:30 p.m. 

To RSVP to this event, please visit the Lift Off website for more information.

Are you ready for your next career move? Stop by the ERAU Worldwide Career Services table during Cap and Gown Pickup on Friday, April 24, 2020, or after the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the graduation reception. 

Meet our Career Services counselors or create your Handshake career profile. We look forward to assisting you in highlighting your career potential to industry leaders with career opportunities.

To learn more about Worldwide’s Career Services, email them at wwcarser@erau.edu or visit the Career Services website.

Students who have earned honors will find their honor cords or a distinction medallion packaged with their regalia. If you are not degree complete at the time of the ceremony, you will not receive honor cords or a distinction medallion for the ceremony. You will have the option to purchase these items after your degree has posted.  

ERAU Bookstore

The University bookstore (located on the first floor of Building 610 on the campus map) will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the Commencement Ceremony. Caps, gowns and announcements ARE NOT available for purchase at the Daytona Beach Campus bookstore. 

Embry Riddle Worldwide Alumni merchandise is available online at the Official Online Store. Visit one of the Worldwide merchandise tables for a discount code to the website and for a limited supply of items.

Graduation Announcements, Class Rings and Diploma Frames

If you are interested in purchasing graduation announcements, a class ring or a diploma frame, you can do so by visiting the Herff Jones website through this graduation website. Click on the Reserve Your Cap and Gown link on the left and scroll down to the bottom for the link to go to the Herff Jones website.

You can select the type of item that you are interested in purchasing and make your purchase online.

Order Military Stoles

Military stoles are available for participants to purchase by clicking the above link. We do not have these items available for purchase at the ceremony, so please make sure to allow proper shipping time prior to the ceremony.

ERAU Student Stoles

Student stoles will be available for purchase in the lobby during cap and gown pickup for $40 each. 

Photography Discount

GradImages will be present at both the Hooding and Commencement Ceremonies, taking professional photographs before, during and after the ceremonies.  They are offering students a 20% discount if you preregister your email address before the day of the event. You can pre-register at www.gradimages.com.

Select the Registration button from across the top of the page.  Search “Embry” in the search box. You may select either the Hooding Ceremony listed as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical-Worldwide Spring Hooding or the Commencement Ceremony listed as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical-Worldwide

If you are attending both ceremonies, you need to pre-register for both ceremonies in order to take advantage of the discount offered by the photographer.  You will be making separate orders for each ceremony. You can contact GradImages through their website contact information.

You can review information about the Daytona Beach area, a list of local accommodations, directions to campus and the Campus MapClick here for a list of hotel discounts for 2020. There are also discounts for Off-Campus Merchants available to students with Eagle Cards.

Commencement Livestream

To accommodate families and friends of our graduates who are not able to attend the commencement ceremony, the event will be streamed live. Past commencement events will also be viewable on demand.

Watch Commencement Online
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Contact Us

Academic Records and Graduation Status
Office of the Registrar Worldwide

Ceremony Logistics

Office of the Registrar Worldwide
Phone: 1-866-393-9046; Option 2
Email: wwgrad@erau.edu