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Graduation Information

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Information for the 2015 College Commencement will be uploaded in April 2015.



Spring 2014

Daytona State College Commencement Ceremonies

Spring 2014 graduation will have two ceremonies on Tuesday, May 13:

  • 2 p.m.: Associate of Arts candidates and all Bachelor degree candidates.
  • 6:00 p.m.: Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate and Adult High School candidates. 

Daytona State College confers degrees at the end of each full semester of Spring, Summer and Fall. The commencement ceremony is held at the end of our Spring term (May), and includes all graduates from the previous Fall semester, and current candidates for Spring and upcoming Summer semesters. The commencement ceremony for our college students is held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

Ceremony Participants

Commencement Instruction Letter

The Commencement Ceremony will take approximately 2 hours. Please allow yourself that time as we encourage all participants to stay until the ceremony’s entirety.

Graduation Ceremony

Click on appropriate ceremony for download

2 pm Ceremony (AA and Bachelors)

6 pm Ceremony (Certificate, AS, AAS, High School)

*Daytona State uses students cumulative GPA to determine Honors or High Honors status. If a graduating student’s GPA changes after final grades are in, resulting in the student receiving Honors or High Honors status, this will be recognized on the student’s diploma and final transcript, but will not be changed for the ceremony.

Adult Education Graduation

Spring 2014 Adult Education graduation ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ocean Center.

Daytona State College confers Adult High School Diplomas as they are submitted to the records office. Daytona State College Adult Education Commencement Ceremony is held once a year at the end of our Spring semester (May) and includes all High School and GED® candidates for graduation from previous Fall, and current Spring and Summers semesters.

Important Information

Candidates submitting graduation applications past the priority deadlines cannot be guaranteed that their names will be listed under any graduation/Commencement publications.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, you can email our graduation office at: graduation@DaytonaState.edu Please include your student ID or last four digits of your SS number in all correspondence. All communication via email will be conducted through your Falcon mail account.

Ceremony Traditions

Academic Mace

Created in 2001 by faculty and students in the Daytona State College Industrial Technologies, Training and Apprenticeships Division, the Academic Mace is made of cherry wood, brass, and stainless steel and is topped with an alum replica of the Presidential Medallion for Teaching Excellence.

The first dated record of the academic mace goes back to 1385 at the University of Vienna. The academic mace is traditionally carried in procession and mounted on stage whenever degrees are granted or when the faculty is assembled in formal dress.

Processional Banners


The gonfalon, a banner that hangs from a crosspiece or frame, originated in medieval Italy as a mark of state or office. Gonfalons have been adopted in many universities and colleges around the world as official insignias, often used to identify and lead academic units within the institution in celebratory procession.

The gonfalons represent the six colleges of Daytona State:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Health & Public Services
  • Technology
  • Workforce & Continuing Education

Our tradition began in 2013 with faculty marshals carrying the gonfalons during the academic procession.

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Last updated: 2015-03-02T16:45:39.158Z