2014 Winter Commencement

Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL


Commencement offers an opportunity to celebrate your achievements with family and friends. It also provides the opportunity to meet fellow classmates and cultivate friendships that began in the online program.

Here is some useful information to help you prepare for Commencement ceremonies.

Participation: American College of Education students in "Graduate Status" by December 7, 2013 are eligible to participate in this ceremony. Additionally, students slated to begin their last course by April 14, 2014 may request an exception to participate.

The deadline to submit your request to participate is December 18, 2013. You will receive confirmation of your participation status within three business days.

Click here to complete the Participation Request Form.


When: Commencement will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. The event will conclude at 6:00 p.m.

Several events will take place prior to the ceremony. For the day’s schedule, please click here.

Where: The celebration will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek in the Sebastian Room, 9939 Universal Boulevard, in Orlando, Florida.


Regalia: Students participating in the Commencement ceremony wear graduation attire, provided by ACE. Once you receive confirmation of your participation, be sure to order regalia at by January 1,2014.

Your complimentary regalia will be shipped to you prior to the ceremony.

Additional items, including announcements, diploma frames and rings are also available for purchase online.

Hotel Reservations: ACE has negotiated a special rate of $129 per night at Rosen Shingle Creek. Additional guests ages 18+ are $20, and the current tax rate is $12.5%. This rate applies for room reservations between January 28, 2014 and February 4, 2014. Reserve your room directly with Rosen Shingle Creek at 1-866-996-6338 or 1-407-996-6338. Be sure to request the group rate for “American College of Education.“ Alternately, you can reserve your accommodations at the following link:

Parking: Self-parking at Rosen Shingle Creek is $8, or complimentary for overnight guests. Valet parking is also available for $20 per day or $21 overnight.

Guests: You may invite as many guests as you like to celebrate your achievement with you. Tickets are not required. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony for a better choice of seating.

Commencement Photos: To help preserve the memory of Commencement, a photographer will be available for graduate and family photos. Additionally, photographs will be taken of all graduates on stage when greeted by the College President and after exiting the stage. There is no obligation to purchase photos.

Commencement Video: A video recording of Commencement will be posted on the American College of Education website about four weeks after the ceremony. We will notify you via email with instructions for accessing the video.

Testimonials: If you are interested in providing a graduate testimonial for possible feature in ACE promotional materials, please contact for more details.

More Information: Contact us at 1.800.280.0307 or with any questions you may have.