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Congratulations, Summer Gator graduates!

To help you prepare for this special weekend, please read this page of important information, links and deadlines.

Please know that you are welcome to purchase regalia for personal use, but will not inherently need it for your College Virtual Ceremony.

Cap & Gown

For details about regalia, including orders, pickup and more, contact the bookstore directly

Please note, the commencement office cannot assist with regalia orders. 

Application for Graduation

Students graduating in a given semester must apply to graduate. The deadlines for applications for the Summer 2020 semester can be found in the catalog of the Registrar's Office Registrar Summer Deadline Page.

The application for graduation can be found in a student's OneUF.

In the application, there is a box that asks the degree applicant whether UF has permission to print their name in the commencement program. If the box is not marked by the applicant, we cannot print the name of the candidate in the commencement program.*

*If we hold online ceremonies or virtual celebrations in that semester, we will use this same list for displaying candidate names. This means if we do not have permission to print the name in the program, we also will not print that name in the online ceremony.

Please note, due to printing deadlines, we gather names for the commencement program the week after the degree application deadline. This time frame is also when we look at the honors status of our candidates (cum laude, magna cum laude, etc.). If a graduating student does not apply for graduation on time, we cannot guarantee their name will be included in the commencement program or online ceremonies.

Diploma information

Diplomas are ordered for all graduating students by the Office of the University Registrar at the end of the semester after grades have been posted. It takes approximately 8 weeks for students to receive their diplomas after the close of the semester.

Diplomas are mailed to the graduate's mailing address as it appears in ONE.UF. Students are responsible for correcting or updating their mailing addressas necessary.

Printed programs

Graduates will receive two copies of the printed university commencement program mailed to their DIPLOMA MAILING ADDRESS. These keepsake programs have the names of all students graduating this semester.

(please note this may not be a fully exhaustive list, as it reflects applications turned in by the application deadline, June 29. Students' academic honors designations in the program are also based on their GPAs at this point in the semester. We understand students may apply to graduate after the initial deadline, and that GPAs may fluctuate during the course of the semester, but due to the printing timeline, we must use this as our deadline.)

Additional copies of the program will be available for purchase at the bookstore for $1; proceeds go to a scholarship fund for future first generation college students from low-income families.

Approximately two weeks before graduation weekend, the full PDF of the program will be available online at at the bottom of the page. This version can be viewed and/or downloaded at any time after it appears.