CONGRATULATIONS DCP GRADUATES
Spring Commencement ceremonies:
4/30 – 7pm
2021 DCP Spring Student Awards:
2020 MAKE-UP GRADUATION
Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates! Time for your individual recognition.
Hopefully, you registered for the 2020 Make-Up Graduation Ceremonies at https://one.uf.edu/degreeapp/makeup-ceremony (prior to March 15).
The UF in-person 2020 Make-Up Graduation Ceremonies will occur only if the threat of COVID-19 is overcome through widespread administration of a vaccine. If that does not happen, we will further postpone them. We urge our graduates and guests to plan accordingly, building as much flexibility as possible into travel arrangements and lodging reservations.
For friends and family members who cannot join in person, we will live stream these ceremonies for home viewing. More information will be provided about this as we get closer.
Please Be Advised
All spring ceremonies and events have been modified to meet CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our graduates, guests, faculty and staff. All attendees will be required to wear masks and practice physical distancing of six-feet between themselves and persons not in their party.
Registration and Tickets
To participate in the commencement event, graduates must register for their ceremony by March 31 in One.UF. Each student who registers will be given two guest tickets to attend the commencement ceremony live in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Your two ticketed guests will enter through Gates 1-3.
“WATCH PARTY” – We invite your guests that are not able to attend the O’Connell Center event to join us in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to view the live-stream at the “Watch Party.”
Doors to the stadium will open one hour prior to the start of the ceremony and will close 30 minutes after the end of the ceremony. Venue rules will apply to the watch party, including the clear bag policy and prohibited items policy.
For friends and family members who cannot join in person, we will live stream these ceremonies for home viewing. The link will be available on the DCP website when we get closer to the event.
Regalia is REQUIRED to participate in University of Florida Commencement ceremonies. Due to COVID-19 protocols, your cap and gown and other regalia will be ordered through the UF Bookstore and shipped directly to your address.
If you have questions, please contact the UF Bookstore directly:
All DCP graduates should arrive at Gate 4 of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center 1 hour prior to the beginning of their ceremony. Graduates MUST be in full regalia, including a robe, mortar board (cap), and if applicable, a Ph.D. or Master’s hood.
Doctoral Thursday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (arrive by 8 a.m.)
Bachelors/Masters Friday, April 30, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (arrive by 6 p.m.)
Upon arrival, you will receive your name card (used by the name readers and ot put your name on the jumbotron. After you have received your name card, you will go directly to the seating reserved for the graduates. This is on a first come, first serve basis (hint…the earlier you arrive, the better seating you will have). You WILL NOT be able to save any seats, so if you would like to be seated with friends, you MUST come in together. Graduates must be in their appropriate seat 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
7 p.m. – Candidates will rise for the National Anthem
- Ceremonies run approximately two hours from the start time to when the last name is called.
- As you cross the stage, you may remove your mask. When you have your picture taken in front of the green screen, you may remove your mask. Your mask is to remain over your nose and mouth at all other times.
- Once your picture is taken, you are encouraged, but not required, to quietly exit the Stephen C. O’Connell Center through Gate 4. Faculty and staff will provide direction.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions about the Spring 2021 Commencement, please visit https://commencement.ufl.edu/spring/resources/faqs/, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-4836.
Keep in touch with your fellow graduates. Update your contact information, especially your email address, by emailing us at email@example.com.
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