Palm Beach County Convention Center

Commencement 2019

May 11, 10 a.m.

This year, the Commencement ceremony will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for all graduates.

For information on graduation, students may contact the Registrar’s Office at +1 561-237-7303 or email

    Check back soon for more details.

    Schedule: May 11, 2019

    Doors open 8:30 a.m.
    Processional 9:45 a.m.
    Ceremony 10 a.m.

    Commencement FAQs
    Where and when is commencement?​​

    The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for all graduates: undergraduates, graduate, online and doctoral.

    The ceremony will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

    650 Okeechobee Blvd
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    When can families arrive?​

    Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

    ​What should graduates bring the day of the ceremony? ​

    Graduates should bring their cap, gown, hood and tassel.

    Doctorate candidates should not wear a hood since they will be hooded during the ceremony.

    ​Do guests need a ticket to attend?​

    Yes, each graduate will receive seven tickets and only guests with tickets will be permitted to enter the ceremony.

    Do graduates have a designated seat during the ceremony?

    Graduates have assigned seating during the ceremony. Staff will instruct graduates.

    Can I bring a cell phone to the ceremony?

    You may have your cell phone on silent during the ceremony. Phone calls are not permitted during the ceremony. Photography during procession or on the stage are not permitted.

    What should graduates wear underneath the gown? ​

    Graduates should wear dress slacks and button-up shirts or a dress under their gown. Comfortable shoes are recommended to avoid tripping when walking up the stage stairs. Flip flops are not permitted.

    ​Is there a dress code for guests?​

    There is no official dress code for guests, but Lynn University suggests business casual attire.

    What if I already signed up for a Friday ceremony?

    Your Friday registration will automatically be changed to Saturday’s event.

    RSVP required.

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    Palm Beach County Convention Center

    Contact Registrar

    Phone number
    +1 561-237-7303

    +1 561-237-7171

    Office hours
    Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Closed 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month