FDU 2017 Commencement Video

The Commencement Ceremony was available via video streaming during the live event on May 16, 2017. Video of the event is now available as a single full-length file.

Commencement Program

The printed program distributed at the event is available as a downloadable PDF.

This FREE service allows your family and friends, no matter where they are in the world, to access the 2016 ceremony and share it with you.

If you are not able to see the Commencement webcast at the link below, your computer is not currently equipped to access the Commencement Webcast. Please see http://itstream.fdu.edu/help.html for additional information.



The Commencement Webcast included the following features:

  • Grad Greetings, the message to family and friends graduates videotaped at Graduation Salute events in April
  • Processional, with live video from the arena floor as the graduates file in
  • Commencement speakers
  • Conferring of diplomas, as each graduate's name is called and he or she crosses the stage to receive the University President's congratulations

Contents and start times

(Provided so you can fast forward to points in the ceremony)

0:00 Procession of graduates

24:50 Procession of Pillars of FDU

30:00 Procession of faculty

35:20 Procession of platform party

39:35 Invocation and Anthem

47:00 Honoree Stratis

57:00 Bon Jovi

1:07:28 Pinnacle Award Winners

1:18:48 Conferring of Degrees

1:28:30 Graduates called to stage

3:40:00 Alma Mater and Benediction