Congratulations EduGator Graduates!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my name be called as I walk across the stage?
Yes! All College of Education graduates will be recognized by name as they cross the stage at the Recognition Ceremony.
Is the College of Education ceremony for all majors?
The College of Education Recognition Ceremony is a college-specific ceremony that will celebrate all College of Education graduates — bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s and doctoral candidates. Graduates will be individually recognized as they cross the stage.
Doctoral Commencement will take place Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 9 a.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Candidates will be individually recognized and all Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees will be conferred.
The University-wide Commencement will take place Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7 p.m. in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The ceremony will feature a speaker and confer all bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s degrees.
Do I need tickets for the Ceremony
No. The Recognition Ceremony is being held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center and tickets are not required.
What should I wear?
Graduates should wear their academic regalia to both the College of Education Recognition Ceremony and UF Commencement Ceremony.
If I have a disability…?
Please contact the UF Disability Resource Center for any questions related to participating in our ceremony. Our commencement team will be notified and work with you to find the right solution for your need.
Will I receive my diploma?
Graduates do not receive a diploma at the Commencement Ceremony or the COE Recognition Ceremony. The Office of the University Registrar mails diplomas approximately eight weeks after graduation to the address entered on the student’s degree application. More information available at https://registrar.ufl.edu/services/diplomas.
Where can I park?
All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking restrictions are lifted for graduation weekend. Parking is available in the flat lot by the O’Connell Center and Parking Garage 7. It is recommended that you arrive early, particularly if members of your party are elderly or have mobility impairments.
Will photos be taken?
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. More information is available at the UF Commencement site.
How long will the ceremony last?
We expect the ceremony to last approximately two hours, including the processional.
What time should guests and graduates arrive?
The ceremony begins with the processional at 2 p.m.
Doors to the O’Connell Center open at 12:30 p.m.