Commencement - University of Florida

Commencement

A guide for graduating students, guests, faculty, and staff.

Make-Up Graduation Weekend

2021 Dates

Please note: Our in-person Make-Up 2020 ceremonies will occur only if the threat of COVID-19 is overcome through the widespread administration of a vaccine. If that does not happen, we will further postpone them. We urge our graduates and guests to plan accordingly, building as much flexibility as possible into travel arrangements and lodging reservations.

Registration opened January 25 and will be available until March 15. Graduates will register for the college's date. Based on registration numbers, each college will be assigned a ceremony time. Ceremony times will be assigned at the end of March, at which time graduates will be asked to re-confirm their registration.

Thursday, May 6
All 2020 Doctoral Graduates
Master's and Bachelor's Graduates from: Dentistry; Design, Construction and Planning; Health and Human Performance

Friday, May 7
Master's (incl. MBA's) and Bachelor's Graduates from: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; Warrington College of Business

Saturday, May 8
Master's and Bachelor's Graduates from: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sunday, May 9
Master's, Specialist's, and Bachelor's Graduates from: Agricultural and Life Sciences; Arts; Education; Journalism and Communications; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health and Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine.

April - May Graduation Weekend

Students at graduation

2021 Dates

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, April 29, 9am-11am

Bachelor's/Master's/Specialist's Ceremonies
Varies by college and department.
Thursday, April 29-Monday, May 3
Candidates must register (or re-register) between Feb. 19 and March 31 in One.UF

Degree-Specific Ceremonies

Other End-of-Semester Celebrations

April - May
Graduation

August Graduation Weekend

Students at graduation

2021 Dates

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Friday, August 6, 2pm-4pm

Master's & Specialist's Commencement Ceremony
Friday, August 6, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Bachelor's Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, August 7, 10am-12pm

Other End-of-Semester Celebrations

August
Graduation

December Graduation Weekend

Students at Graduation

2021 Dates

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Friday, December 17, 2pm-4pm

Bachelor's, Master's, and Specialist's Ceremonies
Ceremony #1: HHP; CLAS; MED; NURS; PHARM; PHHP; VET MED
Friday, December 17, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Ceremony #2: EDU; H.W. ENG; CJC
Saturday, December 18, 10am-12pm

Ceremony #3: CALS; ARTS; DCP; WCB
Saturday, December 18, 3pm-5pm

Degree-Specific Ceremonies

Other End-of-Semester Celebrations

December
Graduation

Do you have a recommendation for a future spring commencement speaker?
Submit a nomination and learn more about the selection process