Spring 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Dear Students in the Class of Spring 2021,

The day is almost here for you to walk across the stage at the O’Connell Center to celebrate your graduation from the University of Florida. Although the event is not what we have experienced in past ceremonies, we are excited to gather for commencement and to acknowledge your entry into the nursing profession by wearing your UF College of Nursing pins for the very first time!

We also will hold a recognition ceremony (virtually) to honor your achievements. The ceremony will launch on Thursday, April 29, at 2 p.m. We will be sending out the link in an invitation that you can share with your friends and family. The link to the video will be available to view starting at 2 p.m. and later at your convenience. Here are some of the awards that will be presented:

  • Student Awards:
  • Excellence in Community Service
  • Excellence in Research
  • Care Award
  • Lead Award
  • Inspire Award
  • Diversity Award
  • Daisy Award for Outstanding Faculty

Ashley Velasquez will be our student speaker, and Blair Bartick will lead us in the Pledge for Professional Nurses.