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College Recognition Ceremonies are where each candidate will be individually recognized and celebrated as their name is called. We encourage Graduates to celebrate their fellow candidates and stay until all names have been called.

Candidates register for the University Wide Commencement and their Recognition Ceremonies in their One.UF unless their college has specified an alternative means of ceremony registration.

 

Ceremony Schedule

AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
  • Date and Time: Sunday, May 4. 2pm-4pm, processional at 1:30pm.
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open at 12:30pm for candidates. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open at 12:30pm for guests. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket nor restrict the per-grad guest count for this recognition ceremony. 
  • Contact: Malissa Redden, mredden@ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://cals.ufl.edu/current-students/studentresources/graduates/

 

THE ARTS
  • Date and Time: Sunday, May 4. 7pm-9pm
    (a combined ceremony with the Colleges of 'Design, Construction and Planning' and 'Education')
  • Location: Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 5:30pm.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 5:30pm.
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the per-candidate-guest-count.
  • Regalia: Required.
  • Contact: Jennifer Hodges, jhodges@arts.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://arts.ufl.edu/students-parents/graduation/

 

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PLANNING
  • Date & Time: Sunday, May 4. 7pm-9pm.
    (a combined ceremony with the Colleges of 'The Arts' and 'Education')
  • Location: Stephen C. O'Connell Center
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 5:30pm.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 5:30pm.
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests per candidate.
  • Regalia: Required.
  • Contact: Ceremony Planning Team, graduation@dcp.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://dcp.ufl.edu/commencement/

 

EDUCATION
  • Date & Time: Sunday, May 4. 7pm-9pm. 
    (a combined ceremony with the Colleges of 'The Arts' and 'Design, Construction and Planning')
  • Location: Stephen C. O'Connell Center
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 5:30pm.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 5:30pm.
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Regalia: Required. 
  • Contact: COE Ceremony Planning Team, graduation@coe.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://education.ufl.edu/graduation/

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 1. Ceremony 2pm-4pm, Processional 2pm. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 12:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 12:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Contact: HHP Ceremony Coordination Team, graduation@hhp.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://hhp.ufl.edu/celebrate/spring-24/
HERBERT WERTHEIM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING-BACHELOR’S
  • Date & Time: Monday, May 5. 2pm-4pm, processional at 1:30pm. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 12:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 12:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per- candidate.
  • Contact: Deborah Jones, djones@eng.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/commencement/

 

HERBERT WERTHEIM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING-MASTER’S
  • Date & Time: Monday, May 5. 9am-11am, processional at 8:30am. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 7:30am. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 7:30am. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per- candidate.
  • Contact: Deborah Jones, djones@eng.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/commencement/
JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS
  • Ceremony Date & Time: Sunday, May 4. 9am-11am 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 7:30am. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 7:30am. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Contact: CJC Ceremony Coordination Team, graduation@jou.ufl.edu
  • Website: https://www.jou.ufl.edu/spring-2024-graduation/

 

 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (#1)

*PARTICIPATING DEGREES/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.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 3. Ceremony at 9am-11am, candidate processional at 8:30am. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 7:30am. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 7:30am. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Contact: CLAS Ceremony Planning Team, clas.ceremony@clas.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://recognition-ceremony.clas.ufl.edu/
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES (#2)

*PARTICIPATING DEGREES/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.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 3. Ceremony 2pm-4pm, candidate processional at 1:30pm. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 12:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 12:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Contact: CLAS Ceremony Coordination Team, clas.ceremony@clas.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://recognition-ceremony.clas.ufl.edu/

 

 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES ( #3)

*PARTICIPATING DEGREES/MAJORS: Bachelor's Degrees in: Criminology; Physics; Psychology; Sociology; Statistics/Data Science; Sustainability Studies; Women's Studies.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 3. Ceremony 7pm-9pm, candidate processional at 6:30pm. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 5:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 5:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the number of guests-per-candidate.
  • Contact: CLAS Ceremony Coordination Team, clas.ceremony@clas.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://recognition-ceremony.clas.ufl.edu/

 

MEDICINE- MS & PhD
  • Medicine PhD Ceremony
  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 1. 12:30pm-2pm.
  • Location: Harrell Medical Education Building, Learning Studio 135.
  • Tickets: This is not a ticketed event
  • Contact: Kenneth Wynn, kanh26@ufl.edu 

 

  • Medicine MS Ceremony
  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 1. 5:30pm-6:30pm with Student check-in starting 5pm
  • Location: UF IFAS Straughn Center
  • RSVP: no later than April 1, 2024 RSVP Link
  • Contact: com-grad-ceremony@medicine.ufl.edu

 

 

NURSING
  • Ceremony and Pinning Date & Time: Friday, May 2. 10am-12pm.
  • Location: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Graduate Assembly: More information coming soon.
  • Guest Admission: More information coming soon.
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this ceremony nor restrict the per-candidate guest count.
  • Regalia: Regalia is not appropriate for the pinning and recognition ceremony; white coats are encouraged.
  • Contact: Yancy Lawrence, yancy@ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://nursing.ufl.edu/students/commencement-and-pinning-ceremonies/pinning-ceremony/
PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 1. 7pm-9pm.
  • Location: Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 5:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 5:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the per-candidate guest count. 
  • Regalia: Required. 
  • Contact: PHHP Ceremony Coordination Team, events@phhp.ufl.edu
  • Website: https://phhp.ufl.edu/academics/phhp-spring-2023-recognition-ceremony/

 

 

VETERINARY MEDICINE- MS & PhD's

 

WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (Hough & Fisher)

*PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Hough Graduate School of Business and Fisher School of Accounting. Full-Time MBA students will also participate in this ceremony.
(Executive, Weekend Professional, and Online MBA students should visit here)

  • Date & Time: Friday, May 2. 9am-11am, processional at 8:30am. 
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 7:30am. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 7:30am. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the per-candidate guest count.
  • Contact: WCB Ceremony Coordination Team, graduation@warrington.ufl.edu 
  • Website: https://warrington.ufl.edu/about/commencement/

 

 

 

WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (Heavener)

*PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Heavener School of Business

  • Date & Time: Friday, May 2. 2pm-4pm, processional at 1:30pm.
  • Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
  • Candidate Assembly: Gate 4 will open for candidates at 12:30pm. Candidates are required to wear regalia.
  • Guest Admission: Gates 1 & 3 will open for guests at 12:30pm. 
  • Tickets: We will not ticket this recognition ceremony nor restrict the per-candidate guest count.
  • Contact: WCB Ceremony Coordination Team, graduation@warrington.ufl.edu
  • Website: https://warrington.ufl.edu/about/commencement/