Congratulations on your graduation from the University of Florida and the College of Nursing! To help us keep our graduates and their guests informed, this Web site will contain all information relevant to the most upcoming Commencement. The College graduates students at each semester’s commencement (Fall, Spring and Summer) and hosts its own Commencement Ceremony in the Spring and participates in the university’s Fall and Summer ceremonies. The Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony is taking place Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The PhD ceremony will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 13, in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
Please visit this site frequently as information is updated as the date approaches.
Attendance at commencement is optional. There is no rehearsal, so please refer to this information and share it with your guests.
Please, be on time. Candidates should arrive at Gate 3 of the O'Connell Center promptly at the time specified for assembly and be wearing their caps and gowns. Men should wear dark trousers and dark shoes. Women should wear dark clothing and dark shoes. Coats and jackets are not recommended. Please do not carry such items as purses, backpacks or helmets, as they will be subject to search and there is no place to store them. Candidates who arrive late must march at the end of the procession. Once the procession has begun, there is no opportunity to join your group.
Seating: General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No guests are permitted in the degree candidates' seating area. Commencement protocol does not permit seating of guests during the processional; late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends.