University Wide Commencement
All graduates and their guests should attend this university wide ceremony where bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s degrees will be conferred. 
College Recognition Ceremony
Ceremony of a single college where individual names are called.
University Doctoral Ceremony
Where most doctoral candidates are recognized and hooded.
Degree-Specific Ceremony
Ceremony hosted by an individual college for a specific degree that will be conferred.
Other End-of-Semester Celebrations
Celebrations hosted by clubs, organizations, etc. to recognize their graduating members.

We are so excited to host our in-person Spring 2023 graduation weekend May 3-May 8!

Candidates and their families should attend two ceremonies: the University Wide Commencement Ceremony and their Recognition Ceremony.

Nearly 10,000 candidates for undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees graduate in our spring semester. Congratulations to our graduating Gators and their guests!

2023 SPRING GRADUATION WEEKEND SCHEDULE

The daily schedules below list all events planned for the extended weekend.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2023
College Veterinary Medicine (MS & PhD)
Time 5pm-7pm
Location TBD internal venue
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2023
Ceremony Doctoral Recognition Ceremony
Participating Degrees PhD, EdD, AuD, DAT, DBA, DMA, DNP, DPM, DPT, OTD
Time Processional 8:40am. Ceremony 9am-11am. 
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Ceremony Honors Program Medallion Ceremony
Time 10am-12pm, processional lineup 9:15am
Location Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
College Medicine (MS & PhD)
Time 12pm-3pm.
Location TBD internal venue
College Health and Human Performance
Time 2pm-4pm
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Agricultural and Life Sciences
Time 7pm-9pm
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023
College Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (Master's)
Time Processional 8:30am. Ceremony 9am-11am 
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Nursing
Time 10am-12pm
Location Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
College Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (Bachelor's)
Time Processional 1:30pm. Ceremony 2pm-4pm.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Ceremony University Wide Commencement
Time 7pm-9pm
Location Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023
College Arts
Time 9am-11am
Location Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
College Journalism and Communications
Time Processional 8:30am. Ceremony 9am-11am.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Design, Construction and Planning
Time 2pm-4pm
Location Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
College Warrington College of Business (Fisher, Hough)
Time Processional 1:30pm. Ceremony 2pm-4pm.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Education
Time 7pm-9pm
Location Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
College Warrington College of Business (Heavener)
Time Processional 6:30pm. Ceremony 7pm-9pm.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023
College Liberal Arts and Sciences #1
Participating Majors All CLAS Master's Degrees. Bachelor's Degrees in African American Studies; Anthropology; Astronomy/Astrophysics; Biology/Botany/Zoology; Chemistry; Classical Studies; Computer Science; English; Microbiology & Cell Science.
Time Processional 8:30am. Ceremony 9am-11am.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Liberal Arts and Sciences #2

Participating Majors

Bachelor's Degrees in Economics; Geography; Geology; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; International Studies; Jewish Studies; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Linguistics; Marine Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy; Political Science; Religion; Spanish & Portuguese Studies.
Time Processional 1:30pm. Ceremony 2pm-4pm.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
College Liberal Arts and Sciences #3
Participating Majors Bachelor's Degrees in Criminology; Physics; Psychology; Sociology; Statistics/Data Science; Sustainability Studies; Women's Studies.
Time Processional 6:30pm. Ceremony 7pm-9pm.
Location Stephen C. O'Connell Center
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023

College

Public Health and Health Professions

Time

9am-11am.

Location

Stephen C. O'Connell Center