Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Details


The UF College of Nursing Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. in a shared ceremony with the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Did you miss the live ceremony? The recording can be viewed here.

The full schedule for all University of Florida ceremonies is posted at: UF Fall Event Schedule


Regalia (cap and gown) is not required for virtual commencements. However, it will be available for order if you are interested. Beginning Oct. 1, full details regarding regalia will be found on the bookstore’s website here: UF Bookstore. Regalia is ordered through your Gator1 and should be ordered by Nov. 6 to avoid a late fee of $10 and ensure arrival ahead of the virtual ceremony weekend.

Questions about regalia, including ordering, shipping, etc. should go to cap-gown@ufl.edu.


Diplomas are received eight weeks after the close of the semester. They are mailed to the diploma mailing address in your OneUF. Questions about diplomas and transcripts should go to the Registrar’s Office.


Contact your advisor or the advising office of your college for any questions you may have about your application approval, graduation status, honors status or grades.


At the beginning of December, two copies of the commencement program will be mailed to your diploma mailing address from your OneUF; the mail service will not return the programs if the wrong address is provided, they will discard them, so please be sure your diploma mailing address is accurate.

To ensure your name is in the commencement program, you must have:

  • Filled out your application for graduation on time
  • Checked “yes” in the box in the application that permits us to print your name

Remember, we gather the names and your honors status (such as cum laude) at the beginning of October so the program can be printed on time.

The programs will be available in PDF form for download here — Commencement Programs — two weeks before the end of the semester.


Participation in a virtual commencement ceremony DOES NOT affect your ability to be a part of an in-person ceremony later.


Congratulations to our Gator Nurses who will be graduating this weekend! We are so proud of you. While we are not able to gather together in person for commencement, we still believe this momentous occasion is worthy of recognition. We invite family members, friends or mentors of graduates to share a congratulatory message that will be shared on our social media channels leading up to our virtual commencement on Friday, Dec. 18.


Send in a note of congratulations, along with a photo, to be shared on our social media channels leading up to the launch of the virtual ceremony.


  • Please make sure to sign who the message is from for your grad.
  • Max. file size: 125 MB.

Take a look at past submissions to get an idea of what to share: