Commencement - University of Florida

Commencement

A planning resource for graduating students, guests, faculty and staff.

April - May Graduation Weekend

Students at graduation

2020 Dates

Spring 2020 Online Celebrations

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the State University System directed that Florida public universities plan alternatives to in-person commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 health guidelines limiting gatherings. We regret the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause for graduates and their families who looked forward to attending the University of Florida's rescheduled spring graduation weekend July 31- August 2 and August 7 on campus.

Rather than reschedule the spring ceremony weekend yet again only to face the possibility of cancellation, we want you to know two things:

1. We are committed to providing every graduate an opportunity to participate in a future in-person ceremony once we are able to safely resume our regularly scheduled ceremonies.

2. We will contact you once we are confident in-person ceremonies can resume.

April - May
Graduation

August Graduation Weekend

Students at graduation

2020 Dates

Summer 2020 Virtual Commencement Schedule

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the State University System directed that Florida public universities plan alternatives to in-person commencement ceremonies due to continued COVID-19 health guidelines limiting gatherings. We regret the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause for graduates and their families who looked forward to attending the University of Florida's summer graduation weekend August 7 & 8 on campus.

Rather than reschedule the summer ceremony weekend only to face the possibility of cancellation, we want you to know two things:

1. We are committed to providing every graduate an opportunity to participate in a future in-person ceremony once we are able to safely resume our regularly scheduled commencement ceremonies.

2. We will contact you once we are confident in-person ceremonies can resume.

August
Graduation

December Graduation Weekend

Students at Graduation

2020 Dates

Doctoral Ceremony – Fri., Dec. 18, 2pm-4pm
Bachelor's/Master's #1 – (HHP, CLAS, MED, NURS, PHARM, PHHP, VET) Fri., Dec. 18, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Bachelor's/Master's/Specialist's #2 – (EDU, H.W. ENG, CJC) Sat., Dec. 19, 9am-11am
Bachelor's/Master's #3 – (CALS, ARTS, DCP, WCB) Sat., Dec. 19, 2pm-4pm
Other End-of-Semester Campus Celebrations

December
Graduation

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