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.

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

  • March 1: Deadline to order cap & gown
  • March 22-29: RSVP for DCP Recognition Ceremony
  • April 9-12: Tickets are available for pick-up
  • April 16: Extra ticket pick-up (information will be emailed)
  • 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.


The Phillips Center for Performing Arts requires tickets for entrance to all events, including the DCP Recognition Ceremony. All tickets will be provided to students at no cost. However, due to capacity limitations, there will be a limit on the tickets available to each student.

Each graduating student who RSVPs is guaranteed six tickets. The deadline for graduating students to RSVP for tickets was March 29. If you missed this deadline, are graduating this semester and want to participate in the DCP Recognition Ceremony, please contact us at graduation@dcp.ufl.edu regarding tickets. (Please note that the UF-wide Commencement on May 4 does not require tickets.)

Ticket Pickup

Regular ticket pickup starts at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9 and runs until 4 p.m. on April 12 in the school/department offices. Presentation of a photo ID is required. A detailed schedule with locations can be found here: dcp.ufl.edu/dcp/uploads/2019/04/ticket-pickup-2.pdf.

Online students and students in Vicenza (or otherwise studying out of town): You can either 1. authorize someone else to pick up your tickets, or 2. ask us to hold them until the day of the recognition ceremony, May 3. Either way, you must email us at graduation@dcp.ufl.edu in order to notify us regarding your tickets. If you authorize someone else to pick up your tickets, they must bring a photo ID to claim your tickets. Please email us if you have any questions.

Extra Tickets

Extra tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis beginning April 16. There is no waiting list for extra tickets.

Extra Ticket Schedule
April 16-18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Extra Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Only students who are on the ticket RSVP list will be able to pick up extra tickets. Extra tickets should be picked up from the front desk in the Dean’s Office, 331 ARCH.

Tuesday, April 16 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Two tickets per student first-come-first-served basis, as long as tickets are available.

Wednesday, April 17 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If tickets remain, two tickets per student first-come-first-served basis, as long as tickets are available.

Thursday, April 18 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If tickets remain, students can pick up any additional tickets needed until they are all distributed.

Name Cards

One of the biggest highlights of the ceremony is being recognized by the platform party when your name is read aloud as you walk across the stage. The Name Card provides your name information for individual recognition. We will use the information provided on the RSVP form to create your Name Card, which will be given to you when you pick up your tickets. Bring this name card with you to the DCP Recognition Ceremony.


Information about regalia can be found on the UF Commencement website. If you have questions about ordering your cap and gown, please contact the UF Bookstore at 352-392-0194 or visit their website.


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.