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FSU, FAMU To Host In-Person Summer Graduation Ceremonies

A group of students hoist their graduation caps up in the air.
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FSU and FAMU will kick off their graduation ceremonies on July 30.

Florida State University and Florida A & M University will host in-person graduation ceremonies this summer.

FSU will host two separate commencement ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on July 30. The first will begin at 2 p.m., and the second at 7 p.m. The events will mark John Thrasher's last commencement address as university president.

FAMU's graduates will attend their ceremonies at the Al Lawson Jr. Gymnasium, which will kick off on July 30 and end on August 1. Among the lineup of speakers is attorney Ben Crump. He will speak at FAMU on August 1 for the college's 3 p.m. ceremony. During the day, Crump will also address two sets of 2020 graduates deprived of in-person ceremonies due to the pandemic. Crump has represented the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Trayvon Martin.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.