Commencement - Spring 2020

Images from Car-Mencement 2020

Car-Mencement 2020 Photos on Flickr

Recording of Virtual Champagne Toast with President Nader

UPDATE: Thank you to all who joined us for the Virtual Champagne Toast! To view a recording of the toast in case you missed it, please click on the link above.

Congratulations once again to all the graduates and their families on reaching this milestone in your college career. Farmingdale State College is extremely proud of every one of our graduates.

Car-Mencement Event Program (pdf)

Messages to Our Graduates

President John S. Nader

President John S. Nader – 2020 Car-Mencement Address

Message from Alumni Board President William Jimenez, FSC '10

Message from Alumni Board President William Jimenez, FSC '10

Graduates in cars


We have been working out the details for Car-mencement on Saturday, June 13, 2020 and are excited to share our plans with you. To make this celebration as safe and enjoyable as possible, please review the guidelines below.

We hope to see lots of creatively decorated cars. On the passenger side, please include your name in big, bold letters. It will be read as you pass the President's house.

1 car per graduate – Friends and family residing with you are welcome to join you in the same car.

In an effort to follow social distancing protocols, we ask that you remain in your car while on campus. Restrooms will be closed and masks should be worn at all times.

Students should arrive no later than 10:00 AM. The event will begin at 11:00 AM. Enter through the Route 110 entrance and you will be directed to line up at Lot 3. Caps, programs and alumni signs will be distributed.
After you return home, we plan to conclude this celebratory day with a virtual champagne toast at 4:00 PM.

Further details and all video content will be shared on the commencement website.

While the Spring 2020 Commencement has been postponed we know that many graduates would like to obtain regalia for their own personal photos and celebrations. Please click here if you are interested in purchasing a cap and gown.

We expect many members of our faculty and staff to join us in celebrating your success. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for this event. We look forward to seeing you on June 13th!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

If you have any questions regarding the Spring/Summer ceremony please email

Last Modified 6/16/20