Fall Commencement

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00pm

Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Candidates Assemble at 12:30pm

Processional begins at 1:30pm.

University of Florida commencement page.


Do I need tickets to attend commencement?
Tickets are not required to attend commencement.

How many guests can I bring?
There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend per student.

Where can my guests stay in Gainesville?
For a list of hotels, motels, and inns as well as their locations and proximity to campus click here.

How long is the ceremony?
The ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Where can I park?
As commencement does fall on a weekend, parking will be available at the O’Connell Center and campus parking will be lifted.

Is commencement for all engineering majors?
The Commencement on December 17, 2016 will be University wide for Masters, Specialist, Bachelor Degree students in the following College.

  • College of the Arts
  • Warrington College of Business Administration
  • College of Design, Construction and Planning
  • College of Education
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing                                                                                        
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Public Health and Health Professions


What doors can we come in through?
Gates 1 & 2 will be opened 1.5 hours prior to commencement.

Will food be served?
No food will be served at the event.