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 will open mid-January and will be available through March 15. Graduates will register for the college's day. 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; Health and Human Performance; Journalism and Communications

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; Design, Construction and Planning; Education; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health and Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine.

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. 

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

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

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