Message from the Dean

Dean Schrum

Dr. Kimberly Durham

Please accept FCE’s congratulations on your completing your program of study.  I hope you will join us in marking this event by attending the commencement ceremony.  Contrary to popular thought, commencement does not mean the end of something; rather it means the beginning of a new chapter in your professional life. We are proud to have participated in your journey and know that over the past few years you have established a relationship with Nova Southeastern University. 

I personally want to encourage your continuing involvement with the Fischler College of Education; we want you to let us know where you are working and about exciting events in your life.  Together we can work collaboratively in enhancing our respective professional commitments.



Approximately two months prior to commencement, all eligible candidates will receive an email invitation via their NSU SharkLink account to complete a Commencement Participation Form (CPF) and order a cap and gown (regalia) directly from the NSU Bookstore vendor Oak Hall Cap & Gown. Completing a CPF reserves a space in the appropriate commencement ceremony.

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Eligible graduates planning to participate in the commencement ceremony will be required to complete a Commencement Participation Form (CPF) which is to be submitted to the University along with the appropriate non-refundable fee which covers the cost of the standard regalia (cap and gown) and the participation in the ceremony. Note: this is a separate fee from the fee required for the Application for Degree/Diploma. Final instructions regarding commencement day will be provided just prior to the ceremony date to participants who submit the CPF.

Commencement Participation Petition

The FCE Student Commencement Participation Petition Form is for those students in the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE) whose degree is not/will not be awarded prior to June 1.

View Petition Form Commencement Requirements


During the ceremony, graduates will be called to the stage, will be announced as candidates for graduation, and will be awarded a certificate of congratulations. Diplomas are not distributed at commencement.

Application for Degree/Diploma