Polk State College is excited to celebrate its summer 2021 graduates in December with commencement ceremonies at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. To plan accordingly and to help ensure the health and safety of all graduates, families, and employees, the College has administered a survey to all summer 2021 graduates to determine how many plan to participate. Fall 2021 graduates should note that they are not needed for this survey as they will be asked about their interest in participating in their graduation application.
Graduates of the Summer 2021 Class are urged to check their Polk State emails for more information and a link to the survey, which is due by 5 p.m. Friday, October 29. Completing this survey is critical. If a graduate does not respond to the survey, the College may not be able to promise them a spot in a commencement ceremony due to health and safety restrictions.
Commencement ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland at 701 W. Lime St. and will take place as long as health and safety guidelines permit. Graduates should continue to monitor their Polk State emails for specific details to come in mid-November about dates, times, and tickets for their guests to attend graduation.
Fall 2021 graduates should submit their graduation applications through Passport under “Advising” by October 29. More information about graduation and the application is available online at www.polk.edu/academics/graduation. They should also monitor their Polk State emails for forthcoming information about their in-person commencement ceremony.
Polk State thanks all graduates and their families for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. The College looks forward to celebrating its graduates in December in a safe and healthy environment.