SUMMER CEREMONIES NOT PROCEEDING AS SCHEDULED CHANGE COMING FOR SUMMER
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Why were the ceremonies changed or cancelled?

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the State University System directed all Florida public universities to plan alternatives to in-person ceremonies due to continued COVID-19 health guidelines limiting gatherings. This means we will not be able to hold our ceremonies as we had planned. We regret the disappointment and inconvenience this has caused. 

We chose not to reschedule the ceremony weekend, as we believed any chosen date would face the possibility of cancellation due to COVID-19. We will provide every graduate an opportunity to participate in a future in-person commencement ceremony once we are able to safely resume our regularly scheduled commencement ceremonies. We do not know when that will be, but will contact you once we are confident in-person ceremonies can resume.

What about regalia?

Those who ordered regalia during the spring semester and requested it be shipped to their home should have received it by the first week of June. Those who requested a refund and doctoral candidates were automatically added to the refund list, should have received their refund by the first week of June. Any graduate still waiting on one of these options should contact cap-gown@ufl.edu.

Spring graduates who still wish to rent (doctoral only) or purchase regalia can do so by emailing cap-gown@ufl.edu and providing the following information:

  • Name
  • UFID
  • College
  • Degree Level (if bachelor's BA or BS)

For questions about the regalia process, please contact cap-gown@ufl.edu

*Please note the commencement office is unable to assist with specific questions about refunds or shipments, those matters must be managed through the bookstore.

When should my diplomas arrive?

Diplomas are mailed approximately 8 weeks after grades are finalized, which took place for most degrees on May 5th.

Specialized doctoral degree programs that finished in later weeks, such as PharmD or DVM, will will be received 8 weeks after their degrees were conferred.

What about the commencement program?

With the exception of the Levin College of Law and College of Pharmacy graduates, two copies of the spring commencement program were mailed to graduates' homes in May.

Additionally, a PDF version is available online at at this time:

Doctoral Commencement Program Spring 2020

Bachelor/Master/Specialist Commencement Program Spring 2020