Commencement Ceremony

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

Message from UWF President, Martha D. Saunders concerning Commencement:

Campus Community:

Today [June 6, 2020], the Florida Board of Governors announced a directive to all Florida institutions to postpone all summer commencement ceremonies, including the spring ceremonies that were rescheduled due to COVID-19. As a result, the August 1, 2020 ceremony for our spring graduates is cancelled. 

While I agree with the decision to put the safety and health of our UWF community first, I am sad for our graduates. I can assure you that we will find a way to celebrate you. We are already working on alternative plans. 

If you haven’t already viewed it, please take a moment to watch this video from our faculty and staff congratulating our graduates on this wonderful achievement. While it in no way replaces the in-person ceremony, it illustrates our pride for our students and our commitment to their continued success.  

We will keep you updated in the coming weeks on the new plan to celebrate you. In the meantime, stay well and know that your fellow Argos are cheering you on from afar.

Sincerely yours,

Martha D. Saunders

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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.