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UF College of the Arts Recognition Ceremony

  • Date & Time
    • Saturday, May 06, 2023 9:00am to 11:00am
    • Thursday, May 04, 2023 9:00am to 11:00am

      Doctoral Ceremony at Stephen C. O'Connell Center

    • Friday, May 05, 2023 7:00pm to 9:00pm

      University Wide Commencement Ceremony at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    This ceremony complements the university-wide commencement on Friday, May 5 at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. College of the Arts graduates will be recognized and celebrated individually at the Recognition Ceremony. Regalia is required for all graduates.

    Live Stream
    The event will be live-streamed on the College of the Arts Facebook page.

    Ceremony Timeline
    8:00 AM - Students assemble at the Phillips Center (regalia required).
    8:00 AM - Doors open for family & guests at the Phillips Center.
    9:00 AM - Ceremony begins
    9:05 AM - Processional*
    *Please note that no seating can occur during the processional. We encourage your family and guests to arrive early.

    Accommodations are available. Please contact Jennifer Hodges at or 352-273-1492 to arrange.

    Ticket Information
    The ceremony is free but tickets are required. Graduates will be seated on stage and do not need a ticket for entry. Graduates can reserve up to 8 tickets each. All guests, including children (age 2 or older), must have a ticket. Details on ticket pick up and additional ticket requests will be emailed to all graduates.

    The deadline to register is March 1.

    Ticket Pickup
    Graduates will be able to pick up their guest tickets in person in the lobby of Fine Arts A at specific days and times in April. Graduates who are unable to pick up their tickets during the designated times in Fine Arts A can collect them on the day of, at the ceremony venue starting at 8:00 AM.

    Please bring your ID. Tickets cannot be picked up by anyone other than the graduating student.

  • Links
  • Venue
    Curtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for the Performing Arts
    Room #
    3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
    3201 Hull Road
    Phone 2
    Curtis M. Phillips, M.D. Center for the Performing Arts Website