Commencement Ceremony

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Letter from UWF President concerning Fall 2020 Ceremony

Campus Community:

We recently received word from the Florida Board of Governors that all Florida SUS institutions will postpone fall commencement ceremonies due to COVID-19 concerns. As a result, our in-person Fall 2020 ceremony scheduled for Dec. 12, 2020, will be hosted virtually. Your family members, friends and faculty members are invited to celebrate this special milestone on UWF’s social media to comment, share and cheer you on. 

I know this season has been extremely challenging and I am proud of you for overcoming it with incredible adaptability and perseverance. You have proven that the Argo spirit is unbreakable.

We will also provide all graduates an opportunity to participate in a future in-person ceremony once we are able to safely resume our regularly scheduled ceremonies. Information will be shared with the campus community via email and posted on social media when it becomes available. 

We will provide more details on celebrating you virtually in the coming weeks. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and know that your fellow Argos are cheering you on.

Sincerely yours,

Martha D. Saunders


Times for the December 2020 Ceremonies:

The virtual ceremony will be presented on social media outlets as well as this website and YouTube at the following times (CST) on December 12, 2020. The link for viewing will go live on December 12. 

11:00 AM

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
College of Business
College of Education and Professional Studies

1:00 PM

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
Usha Kundu, MD College of Health

3:00 PM

Graduate Ceremony for Doctoral, Specialist and Masters degrees

Once an Argo, always an Argo. Spring and summer 2020 graduates, congratulations on completing your degree!

2020 Commencement Video Transcript2020 Commencement Video Audio Description

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Graduate Information

Important information to guide graduates through the process of their big day of celebration. 

Important Information
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Graduate Checklist

A checklist is provided to assist students in being fully prepared for Commencement. 

Graduation Checklist
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RSVP Students

Students must register to participate. The RSVP includes information for the reader card and photographers. 

Student Registration
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Faculty Information

Useful information for faculty attending Commencement. 

Important Information
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Guest Information

Useful information for guests attending Commencement.

Attending Graduation
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Volunteer Information

Let us know if you would like to volunteer to help. 

Volunteer RSVP
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Virtual Rehearsal

A step-by-step guide to assist students through the entire process of Commencement including helpful tips and how-to information.

Virtual Rehearsal
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Security Measures

There are detailed security measures provided by the Pensacola Bay Center all participants and guests must follow.

Security Measures
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Webcast Live

The ceremonies are webcast live. The link will not be active until the day of the ceremony. Archived recordings can be found on the WUWF website.

Webcast Live

ADA Compliance

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations is requested to advise UWF by contacting ADA Compliance in the Office for Equal Opportunity and Accessibility at (850) 474-2518 or 711 (TTY) Florida Telecommunications Relay Service at least 48 hours prior to the event.