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Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement team works to make the graduation ceremony a memorable experience for you! If you need information concerning your diploma, degree verification, graduation applications, etc, contact or visit

Spring Commencement

The UWF Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held in person on May 8, 2021, at the Blue Wahoos Stadium in downtown Pensacola.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring and fall 2020 commencements were held virtually. The University is inviting all 2020 graduates with the opportunity to attend the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies as well.


9:00 a.m. (Undergraduate and graduate students)
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASSH)
College of Business (COB)
Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (HMCSE)

1:00 p.m. (Undergraduate and graduate students)
College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS)
Usha Kundu, MD College of Health (UKCOH)

Health and Safety Protocols

Graduates and attendees will be required to follow UWF’s health and safety protocols, including wearing a face covering and social distancing. The Blue Wahoos Stadium will be restricted to 50% capacity for each ceremony to enable social distancing, limiting the number of guests to four per graduate. Graduates will be seated on the field, socially distanced at eight feet apart. The ceremony will be streamed online for those who cannot or do not wish to attend.

RSVP is closed for this ceremony

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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.

Stay, Eat, Play
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Volunteer Information

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

Volunteer RSVP
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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.