UF College of Design, Construction & Planning


Spring 2019 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Spring 2019 graduates are asked to attend two ceremonies. They should attend the university-wide ceremony in The Swamp, where there will be an invited commencement speaker and degrees conferred. Graduates should also attend their individual college’s recognition ceremony, in which every student will be recognized and celebrated. Doctoral students are asked to attend the university-wide ceremony and the doctoral ceremony.

Please visit the University of Florida’s Commencement website for more information the university-wide ceremony and the doctoral ceremony. See below for information about the DCP Recognition Ceremony.

Download the Graduation App on Gatorway for access to the latest information about the UF Commencement at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on May 4.

Spring 2019 DCP Recognition Ceremony

The DCP Recognition Ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. At this ceremony, students will be individually recognized, including having their names read, crossing the stage and having individual photos taken when shaking hands with Dean Anumba.

Key Dates

  • April 22: Regalia is available for pick-up at the bookstore
  • May 3 at 6:30 p.m.: Graduates assemble for the processional
  • May 3 at 7:15 p.m.: The processional starts – all guests must be seated prior to 7:15 p.m. Late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends.

DCP Recognition Ceremony Video Stream will be available after the ceremony.

Today Through May 2


If you have extra tickets that you are not using, please turn them into the Dean’s Office (331 ARCH) as soon as you are able. We have an extensive waiting list and will redistribute any tickets turned in to those on the waiting list.

Group Photos

DCP photographers are available to take group photos between now and May 2 around the Architecture Building and Rinker Hall. Groups may be small group (2-5 people) or large (20-30+). We will email you copies of the photos and include the photos on college social media. If you are interested in participating, please select one person to contact Joey Mazzaferro at joeym@dcp.ufl.edu to schedule a time for the photo.

Day of Ceremony

Arrive at 6:30 p.m.

Candidates will need to arrive at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. All students will enter through the lobby. View map.


Regalia (cap and gown) is required; it’s your ticket into the lineup area, and into the ceremony. More information on UF Bookstore website

Please be on time.

Candidates should arrive promptly at 6:30 p.m. Candidates who arrive late must march at the end of the procession. Once the procession begins at 7:15 p.m., there is no opportunity to join your group. Candidates will be seated on the stage, so late arrivals may have to sit off stage.

Do Not Bring Valuable Items, such as purses

Do not bring items of value with you such as purses, cameras, etc. There will be no secure storage. The college is not responsible for items left backstage.

Name Card

When you picked up your tickets, you were given a name card. This card is very important and will allow you easy entrance into the Phillips Center. Please bring it with you to the ceremony and do not mutilate, fold or damage this card in any way.

Before arriving, please complete the back of the card. You will retain this card until you are ready to be individually recognized on the platform during the ceremony. When you reach the platform, you will hand your card to the announcer. Please be sure to include the phonetic spelling and test the pronunciation by asking others to read it.


Guests must bring tickets and should be seated for the processional by 7:15 p.m. Protocol does not permit seating of guests during the processional; late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Phillips Center for Performing Arts requires tickets for entrance to all events, including the recognition ceremony. If you have extra tickets that you are not using, please turn them into the Dean’s Office (331 ARCH) or bring them with you to the ceremony and turn them in at the college’s information table in the lobby. This will allow us to give them to others who might need the tickets.

Candidates picking up tickets at ceremony: See Joey Mazzaferro at the college information table in the lobby.

Link to Streaming Video

The DCP Recognition Ceremony will be recorded and the video stream will be available after the ceremony at this link.


Photographs are encouraged, but please remain in your seat when photographing or recording any portion of the ceremony.

Photographs of each graduate as they cross the stage are available from professional vendors who will contact all graduates with purchasing information. Color photographs are available from University Photography, P. O. Box 2454, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2454, 205-391-9500. Graduation proofs are usually mailed from the vendor within 7-10 days of graduation. There is no obligation to purchase these photos. Family pictures with the graduate in full academic regalia are generally taken before the ceremony.


Diplomas are ordered for all graduating students by the Office of the University Registrar. Diplomas are ordered following the end of the graduation term for that term’s graduating class, as soon as the individual schools and departments have posted their graduates’ degrees to the students’ educational records.

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


If you have additional questions about commencement, please contact us by email at graduation@dcp.ufl.edu or call 352-392-4836.


UF Commencement Website
Important Dates for Students
Academic Dates and Deadlines
Videos and Photos From Previous Commencements
Spring 2019 Commencement Schedule

After Graduation

Keep in touch with your fellow graduates. Update your contact information, especially your email address, by contacting us at alumni@dcp.ufl.edu.

Share your news. New job? Received an award? Got married or had a baby? Share your news with us and we will put it in the next issue of the alumni e-newsletter, Perspective. All DCP alumni with an updated email address in our records receive the Perspective. Complete this form to share your news.


If you have additional questions about UF Graduation Weekend, please contact us at graduation@dcp.ufl.edu.