Spring 2017 Commencement Schedule

Commencement at the University of Florida is a festive and joyous occasion at which family and guests are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. No tickets for guests are required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no rehearsal. Information on this site is continually updated, so we advise you to check back often for the most recent developments.



Candidates assemble 90 minutes before the ceremonies, and processionals begin 30 minutes before
ceremonies in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

Graduating Student

Doctoral Candidates, campuswide

Date and Time

Friday, April 28, 2:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center


Attendees
  • All Ph.D., Au.D., D.P.M., D.P.T., Ed.D., D.N.P.
  • All Colleges

Assembly and Processional

Candidates assemble at 12:30 p.m.
Processional begins at 1:30 p.m.
Call 352-392-1374 for more information.

Graduating Student

Master's and Specialist's Degrees ONLY

Date and Time

Friday, April 28, 8:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center


Attendees
  • College of Arts
  • College of Design, Construction and Planning
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Performance
  • College of Journalism and Communications
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Warrington College of Business

Assembly and Processional

Candidates assemble at 6:30 p.m.
Processional begins at 7:30 p.m.
Call 352-392-1374 for more information.

Bachelor's Degrees Only

Graduating Student

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & College of the Arts

Date and Time

Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology (including Botany and Zoology)
  • Chemistry (including Biochemistry)
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • History
  • College of Arts
Graduating Student

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences & College of Nursing

Date and Time

Saturday, April 29, 2:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Languages, Literature and Cultures
    (including Asian studies, East Asian languages, French, German and Russian)
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mircobiology and Cell Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology, Criminology and Law
  • Spanish and Portuguese
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Women's Studies and Gender Research
  • College of Nursing
Graduating Student

College of Public Health and Health Professions & Warrington College of Business

Date and Time

Sunday, April 30 9:00 a.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Warrington College of Business
Graduating Student

College of Design, Construction and Planning

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.


Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

College of
Education

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.


Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

College of Health and Human Performance

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.


Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

College of Journalism and Communications

Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m.


Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Individual College Ceremonies

Graduating Student

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Date and Time

Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    School of Natural Resources and Environment
Graduating Student

College of Engineering
Bachelor's Degrees Only

Date and Time

Sunday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Engineering
Graduating Student

College of Engineering
Master's Degrees Only

Date and Time

Monday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Engineering

Professional Degree Ceremonies

Graduating Student

College of Dentistry
Professional (DMD) and Master's Degrees

Date and Time

Friday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.


Location

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Attendees
  • College of Dentistry
Graduating Student

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Professional Degrees (JD) and Master's Degrees

Date and Time

Friday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Graduating Student

College of Medicine
Professional Degree (MD) Only

Date and Time

Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.


Location

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Attendees
  • College of Medicine
Graduating Student

College of Medicine
Master's of Physician Assistant Studies Degree Only

Date and Time

Saturday, June 17, 3:30 p.m.


Location

University Auditorium

Attendees
  • College of Medicine
Graduating Student

College of Pharmacy
Professional Degree (PHARMD) Only

Date and Time

Monday, May 1, 10:00 a.m.


Location

Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Attendees
  • College of Pharmacy
Graduating Student

College of Veterinary Medicine
Professional Degree (DVM) Only

Date and Time

Saturday, May 27, 2:00 p.m.


Location

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Attendees
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Should your plans change and you no longer will graduate in the term you applied, notify the Office of the University Registrar and your college dean's office immediately. Graduation applications do not carry forward, so you must reapply for the degree in the term you plan to graduate.