How will the Virtual Ceremony work?
On Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., the Virtual Commencement Ceremony will launch with a link on this website. The ceremony will premiere on YouTube with an interactive chat. Also, you will be able to watch it at any time after 1:#0 p.m. You will be able to watch a message from President Fuchs, Dean Cammy Abernathy, and the recognition of graduates.
Each graduate will have the opportunity to be recognized with a downloadable official slide that can be customized with your photo and a personal message. You will also have the option to record a ten-second video/StageClip using a custom HWCOE graduation Snapchat filter.
How do I register for the Virtual Ceremony?
Information on how to register for the virtual ceremony is sent to all graduating students via email. Students should check their email for those messages, which come from the College Commencement Coordinator Emma Abercrombie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Can I download the videos and graduation slide and share it with my family and social media?
Yes! Once downloaded, you will be able to keep the videos and share them with your loved ones.
Will the virtual ceremony replace the in-person ceremony?
The virtual ceremony replaces the in-person ceremonies scheduled for Fall 2020 (more information is available at https://commencement.ufl.edu).
What is the best way to view and engage with the virtual ceremony?
The best way to watch the virtual ceremony is on a desktop computer or television that is capable of viewing YouTube. We encourage you to post with the hashtags #WerthTheWait and #UFgrad on your public social media accounts. Friends, family, and graduates are encouraged to participate and get into the action.
Archive Summer 2020
View the Ceremony
Download and share student slide
Archive Spring 2020
If you are not able to access Vimeo, you can request the videos from our office.