These honorary items can be picked up during either of the Grad Bash events. (See below for Grad Bash dates and times.)
Celebrate your success! You may also purchase announcements, picture frames, and other commemorative graduation items from Herff Jones, our graduation vendor. You may order these items online at or by coming to one of the Grad Bash events for assistance with ordering.
Enjoy the moment! Students may come to either of the Grad Bash events (see below for details) for assistance with ordering all graduation items and honor cord pick-up on the following dates:
Students who live at a distance of 60 miles or more from the university and are planning to attend the ceremony may contact the Registrar’s Office to make arrangements for graduation supplies, and for assistance on ordering graduation items online.
Hodges University has hired GradImages as the official commencement photographer for our school and/or commencement ceremony. Three photographs of each graduate are taken during the event:
Your proofs will be ready to view online as soon as 48 hours after the ceremony. Although there’s never any obligation to order, you’ll save 20% off orders of $50 or more for your participation. Pre-registering is simply a way 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
As part of your graduation and pre-registration participation, GradImages will send you emails, mail paper photography proofs, and may send optional text message notifications.
Potential graduates must pass and complete all degree requirements by the end of 20JAN 4-month session, May 3, 2020, in order to be listed in the Commencement Program.
Please make sure to update all your information with the Registrar’s Office. The details printed on your diploma will be determined by the information we have on file for you. All February 2019 to September 2019 Diplomas may be picked up at the Registrar’s Office. Graduates will be notified by university email when your diploma is available for pick up.
We urge all students to check their account status with the Office of Student Financial Services prior to Commencement. 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.
The live commencement ceremony can be viewed on our home page at 4:00 pm on June 7th, 2020.
From the North: Take I-75 to Exit 128 (Alico Road). Head east on Alico Road to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Take Ben Hill Griffin for approximately 3.5 miles south. The Arena is located on the right-hand side.
From the South: Take I-75 to Exit 123 (Corkscrew Road). Head east on Corkscrew Road. Take Ben Hill Griffin north and the Arena is located on the left-hand side.
Hertz Arena has strict rules for what is and is not allowed to be brought into the facility. Click for those rules, which will be strictly enforced.
Honor cords are available for pick up at the Fort Myers campus, or you can also ask a friend or family member to pick up the cords for you. You can also pick them up on commencement day.
You will receive an email at your Hodges email address letting you know your diploma is available for pick up on your respective campus.
Once you have applied for graduation by completing the Intent to Graduate form, our system won’t allow you to do so again. This is why you would get an error message. If you did not complete the Intent to Graduate form, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 239-938-7818 or email@example.com.
When you completed your Intent to Graduate form, there was a place to include the number of family/friends who would be attending. We don’t print tickets for graduation, so if you have additional family/friends who would like to attend, they are more than welcome!
We encourage to you 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.
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. It’s best to purchase your regalia during the Grad Bash events. If you cannot attend Grad Bash, the Office of Student Financial Services can help you order your regalia online, or you can come to the Fort Myers campus to purchase regalia. The most convenient option is to order your regalia any time now at but the last day to order is May 15th, 2020.
For Regalia (cap/gown), master hoods, tassels, diploma frames, appreciation pins, alumni pins, graduation fee, etc., contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (239) 938-7760 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For diplomas, honor cords, transcripts (after degree is conferred), contact the Registrar’s Office at (239) 938-7818 or (800) 466-0019, or email: email@example.com
The Hodges University Alumni Network is your pathway to stay connected for networking and meeting your fellow Hodges Alum. There is no cost to participate and so many benefits to being a member. Please keep the Alumni Network updated of any address and employment changes, and/or professional accomplishments so that we may share your successes with others. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A current email address is important for alumni contact and receipt of alumni information.