Commencement - University of Florida

2020 MAKE-UP WEEKEND SCHEDULED MAY 6-9, 2021 IS MAKE-UP 2020
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Commencement

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

April - May Graduation Weekend

Students at graduation

2021 Dates

Spring 2021 in-person graduation weekend 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 postpone them. 

Note: Make-Up 2020 Weekend is scheduled for May 6-9. A registration form and more information will be available in December 2020.

University Wide Commencement
Friday, April 30, 7pm-9pm

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, April 29, 7pm-9pm

College Recognition Ceremonies
Varies by college.

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

2020 Dates

Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Schedule

On Wednesday, September 23, 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 fall graduation weekend on December 18 and 19 on campus.

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 on campus.

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

December
Graduation

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