On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the State University System directed Florida public universities to plan alternatives to in-person ceremonies due to continued COVID-19 health guidelines limiting gatherings. We regret the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause for graduates and their families who looked forward to attending the University of Florida's rescheduled spring graduation weekend July 31-August 2 or our regularly scheduled summer graduation weekend August 7-8 on campus.
Rather than rescheduling summer graduation weekend only to face the possibility of cancellation due to COVID-19, we want you to know three things. First, 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, though we do not yet know when that will be. Second, we will contact you once we are confident in-person ceremonies can resume. Finally, we do plan to recognize and celebrate every Summer 2020 graduate with a virtual commencement weekend on August 14-15.
The Virtual Commencement Weekend schedule is available on the website's "EVENT SCHEDULE" section.