Fall 2023 Commencement Speaker

Reginald Andre

Reginald Andre, Broward College’s Fall 2023 Commencement speaker, is the founder of South Florida-based cybersecurity and IT solutions provider, ARK Solvers. Under his leadership, the company has been recognized as the fastest-growing IT firm in the region for three consecutive years. Andre has amassed a wide range of achievements throughout his career, which includes his recognition as a 40 Under 40 honoree by the South Florida Business Journal. His journey began at Broward College in 2003, where he earned his Associate of Science degree in Business Administration and later returned to earn an additional A.S. degree in Computer Networking in 2013.

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Broward College Graduation Class of 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Please meet with or call your academic advisor to confirm your eligibility. Please note that the team that plans graduation does not determine eligibility nor has access to your academic records.

An email to eligible graduates will go out on November 9, 2023, from commencement@broward.edu. If you do not receive this email, there is likely an issue with your graduation requirements and you should book an appointment with your advisor ASAP.

The last day to add graduate names to the Grad Book is November 30, 2023. If you have not met all of your graduation requirements by this date, you may still be eligible to graduate, but may not appear in the Grad Book.

The Ceremony will take place on Thursday December 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Amerant Bank Arena.

Address: 1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323

Graduates are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m.

Doors open for guests at 12 p.m. If guests are not seated by 12:50 p.m., they will be asked to wait outside until the faculty processional concludes. Doors will be shut from 12:50 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., so please plan to arrive and be seated before 12:50 p.m.

No. Parking at Amerant Bank Arena will be free for all guests and graduates.

Yes. Ticket distribution will begin on November 13, 2023, and end on December 8, 2023.

If you are not on the eligible grad list you will not be able to pick up tickets and should make an appointment with your Academic Advisor.

Each graduate will receive five (5) guest tickets for the graduation ceremony.

Tickets may be picked up at the Broward College Bookstore.

There are two cords that are given out by the college; the Graduating with Honors Cord and Honors College cord. To receive the Honors College cord you must have been enrolled in the Honors College. For questions regarding this specific cord please contact The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College.

Graduating with Honors cords are given out at the Bookstore with your Commencement tickets. To qualify for this cord you must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average. The calculation of the grade point average for honors includes the Broward College record and any previous credit transferred to Broward College.

Per college policy 6Hx2-5.31 (PDF), students may only wear regalia approved by the college during the commencement ceremony. Approved items are Academic Honors cords, PTK stoles, Honors College cords, and veteran medals.

Grad Fest is a three-day event put on by the bookstore to allow grads the opportunity to purchase announcements or class rings on-site. The sale of cap and gown and diploma frames takes place for the remainder of the semester. So, even if you miss Grad Fest, you can still purchase these important items.

November 27, 2023
Central Campus Bookstore
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November 28, 2023
North Campus Bookstore
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November 29, 2023
South Campus Bookstore
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Each main campus has a bookstore where the cap and gown set can be purchased for $59.98. If you are an online or distance student, you can purchase your items on the Oak Hall Cap and Gown website.

The last day to order online is November 19, 2023, after this date please visit a College bookstore.

Absolutely, get creative and have fun. We encourage you to apply your self-expression to your cap. When you finish, make sure you share a photo using the hashtag #BCProudGrad

Eight (8) weeks after graduation. However, eligible grads will receive an electronic version of their degree via email on graduation day.

Disability-related accommodations for the ceremony can be requested by emailing adacoordinator@broward.edu. The Commencement facility is ADA-compliant.

No. Broward College hosts two ceremonies a year. Summer grads are invited to participate in the Fall ceremony each December.

The following items are PROHIBITED:

  • No Purses, Backpacks, Backpack Purses, Cinch Bags, Sling Bags or Draw String Bags
  • No Clutches or Purses larger than 4" x 6"
  • No professional cameras or any camera with detachable lenses are allowed
  • No Audio or Video Recording Devices, GoPros, Laptops, or Selfie Sticks
  • No Wrapped Gifts or Balloons
  • No Signs larger than 2' x 2' or with posts of any kind
  • No Strollers unless tickets are in our Suites, Lounge 954, or Corona Beach House
  • No weapons of any kind (Knives, Pocket Knives, Mace, Tasers, Etc.)
  • No Chains or Spikes
  • No Fireworks and Laser Pointers
  • No Airhorns or Vuvuzelas
  • No Food is permitted unless for medical/religious purposes
  • No Animals, except Certified Service Animals

Congratulations Class of 2023