Commencement Information

Important Information for Graduating Students!

Please read this ENTIRE page and contact us at dess@ahc.ufl.edu if you have any questions. Failure to do so could result in not graduating or receiving your diploma.

Applying to Graduate

You MUST apply to graduate in ONE.UF  by the deadline.

How to submit the degree application: Please click on the following link to submit your graduation application in ONE.UF. Click on “Academics” on the left side of the page, click on “Degree/Certificate application,” and provide the requested information. You need to pick “Master of Science.”

Qualifying to Graduate

In order to graduate, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Completion of all required courses and necessary electives
    • Only courses completed with a grade of C or higher can be counted toward a degree or graduate certificate
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A major GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • If you have an Incomplete in any course, please contact your instructor immediately to ensure completion of the coursework on time.
  • If you are not sure if you meet the above qualifications, email dess@ahc.ufl.edu

Students must apply to graduate in their final term.

Make sure you do not owe the university any money!

Satisfy all financial obligations (fines, tickets, fees, etc.) with the University Bursar. Your final grades, transcripts and diploma will not be released until all debt are paid. All emergency or short-term loans from the college and university must also be paid before graduation. You can view and pay any current charges due on ONE.UF .

Did you receive financial aid? If you received financial aid, you will need to complete an exit interview. Your final grades, transcripts and diploma will not be released until this is done.

  • Follow these instructions to complete an exit interview
    Go to ONE.UF
    • Click on “Finances” from the menu on the left
    • Click on “Campus Finances”
    • Under Related Links click on “Loan Exit Counseling”
  • If you don’t remember your pin, call loan services at 352-392-0737

The Commencement Ceremony

Check the Registrar’s website for important information regarding the commencement ceremony, including the schedule, information for graduates, information for guests, and more. You do not have to attend the graduation ceremony in order to graduate.

Graduates attending commencement need to order and pick up their caps, gowns and hoods from the University of Florida Visitor Center/Bookstore.

  • When picking up your regalia from the Bookstore, make sure you receive a gown, cap, tassel and hood.
  • Please be sure to return your gown and hood to the bookstore at the UF Welcome Center after graduation. The cap and tassel are yours to keep. Do not leave your gown or hood on a chair or table somewhere without checking it in. Failure to turn in your gown or hood will result in the withholding of your diploma and transcripts by the university.

Diplomas

Diplomas will not be handed out at graduation. The Office of the University Registrar will mail diplomas to your permanent address on file with the University of Florida approximately 8 to 10 weeks after graduation. Diplomas measure 11 ¾” high by 16” wide.

Make sure your permanent address is correct in the UF Directory by following these steps:

  • Log into myUFL
    • Under Main Menu, click on My Account
    • Select Update Directory Information

Announcements

Graduation announcements can be purchased from herffjones.