Pinning and Commencement Events

Nursing Commencement/Awards Contact: Ellen Sattler; UF Commencement Contact: Stephanie McBride

Nursing Pinning Contact: Yancy Lawrence


Spring 2023 Pinning & Recognition Ceremony

Friday, May 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Traditional professional ceremony only for Nursing undergraduates and specific to Nursing, where students are individually recognized with their names called as they cross the stage to be pinned by a member of the Alumni Council, who sponsor the event. This is NOT the same as the Commencement (graduation) Ceremony. We encourage Nursing undergraduates to attend both the Pinning & Recognition Ceremony and the Commencement Ceremony.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.; graduates report to Fackler Foyer West by 9:30 a.m.; all others seated by 9:45 a.m.; processional at 10:00 a.m.

This ceremony is for BSN spring graduates (TBSN & RN to BSN), and is the “college recognition ceremony” for Nursing, as referenced on the Spring 2023 Commencement website. Follow link below for complete details and information on how to order your pin and RSVP for the ceremony.


Hosted by the college of nursing

Pomp & Circumstance Celebration

In addition to the Pinning & Recognition Ceremony, we are planning a Pomp & Circumstance Celebration for the BSN grads immediately following the Pinning & Recognition Ceremony, on May 5 in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. During this celebration, graduates will don their Regalia and be led back into the theatre to process onto the stage once more. Your name will be announced as you cross the stage, receive congratulations from Dean McDaniel and have a photo taken by an official UF graduation photographer. If you plan to participate in this optional activity, please let us know in your RSVP form below, for the Pinning & Recognition Ceremony. In order to participate, you are required to RSVP by the deadline and bring your own regalia. You must have regalia to participate – refer to information from the separate UF Commencement website for ordering information and TBD February deadline (UF, instead of the College of Nursing) is the source of your information for regalia and commencement).



Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Stephen C. O’Connell Center;
Processional at 8:40 a.m.

Bachelor’s Commencement Ceremony (University-Wide)
Friday May 5, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Ben Hill Griffen Stadium;
Processional at 6:30 p.m.

University-wide GRADUATION ceremony where undergraduate degrees are conferred upon the graduates. The spring ceremony includes a nationally known speaker and the president of the university, but does not include crossing the stage or calling the names of individual graduates. This is NOT the same as the Pinning & Recognition Ceremony. We encourage Nursing undergraduates to attend both the Commencement Ceremony and Pinning & Recognition Ceremony.