Keisha Lance Bottoms is the 60th Mayor of the City of Atlanta. As the second woman elected Mayor in the City’s history, Mayor Bottoms is committed to creating safe communities, expanding access to public transit, developing opportunities for jobs and economic growth and advocating for high quality public education.
Prior to her election, Mayor Bottoms served as Council member of District 11. For nearly eight years, she represented a large portion of the historic Southwest Atlanta community. During her tenure on Council, Bottoms sponsored groundbreaking legislation that addressed the City’s $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability and helped grow the city’s reserves from $7.4 million to over $170 million. She also authored the toughest panhandling legislation in the history of Atlanta, which combines empathy with enforcement, and has resulted in offenders receiving often needed social services to help break the cycle of recidivism.
Download your Countdown to Commencement Sheet
Congratulations! You are very close to celebrating your academic accomplishment by joining your fellow Lions in commencement. Commencement is the time for celebration of your academic success with family and friends. Through this portal, you will find all of the information you need to prepare yourself and your guest for this joyous occasion.
As you prepare for graduation, there are several items you must address in order to walk in the commencement and ensure clearance to receive your diploma.
Please note the following information and check your academic record to ensure that it is accurate and complete. This is your responsibility; the Registrar’s Office will assist in identifying the source of resolution for any challenges you may have.
Dates To Remember for Commencement Week 2018
Commencement Rehearsal, Wednesday, May 9, FMU Wellness Center Arena promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate, Thursday, May 10, Susie C. Holley Chapel – 11:00 a.m.
Graduates Luncheon, Thursday, May 10, Smith Conference Center – 12:30 p.m.
Commencement, Saturday, May 12, FMU Wellness Center Arena – Doors open at 8:00 a.m.