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DCP Commencement

Spring 2014 Commencement

Ph.D. Candidates: The University of Florida’s Spring 2014 Commencement for doctoral degree candidates will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 25 in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. For more information, please visit the UF Commencement website.

Candidates for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees: The UF College of Design, Construction and Planning’s Spring 2014 Commencement for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 3 in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Please see below for more information.


UF Commencement Website
Important Dates for Students
Spring 2014 Academic Dates
Webcasts and Photos From Previous Commencements
UF Spring 2014 Commencement Schedule
Regalia Information (Cap and Gown): UF Commencement Website / UF Bookstore

DCP Spring Commencement

May 3 at 3 p.m.
Phillips Center for Performing Arts

Venue Information

Upcoming Key Dates

  • April 15-17: Tickets are available for pick-up
  • April 22: Extra ticket pick-up
  • May 3 at 2 p.m.: Graduates assemble for the processional
  • May 3 at 2:45 p.m.: the processional starts – all guests must be seated prior to 2:45 p.m. Late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends.


The Phillips Center for Performing Arts requires tickets for entrance to all events, including commencement. All tickets will be provided to students at no cost; however, due to capacity limitations, there will be a limit on the tickets available to each student.

The deadline for graduating students to RSVP for tickets was April 1. If you missed this deadline, are graduating this semester and want to participate in commencement, please contact Katelyn Oropeza at regarding tickets.

Regular Ticket Pickup
Regular ticket pickup will occur April 15 to 17 and requires the presentation of a photo ID. Tickets not picked up by 5 p.m. on April 17 will be redistributed as extra tickets. If you’d like to designate someone to pick up your tickets on your behalf, email us at

Students in Vicenza (or otherwise unable to pick up your tickets): You can either 1. authorize someone else to pick up your tickets, or 2. ask us to hold them until the day of commencement, May 3. Either way, you must email us at in order to notify us regarding your tickets. If you authorize someone else to pick up your tickets, they must bring a photo ID to claim your tickets. Please email us if you have any questions.

Extra Tickets

Extra tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis beginning April 22. There is no waiting list for extra tickets. Students will be contacted through the graduation email listserv for all communication regarding extra tickets as well as other graduation announcements. If you registered to graduate with the University Registrar and have not received commencement emails from the college, contact us at

Extra Ticket Pickup
April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Extra Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. Only students who are on the ticket RSVP list will be able to pick up extra tickets.

Extra tickets may be picked up from Katelyn Oropeza in Architecture Building, Room 364.

Tuesday, April 22 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Two tickets per student first-come-first-served basis, as long as tickets are available.

Wednesday, April 23 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If tickets remain, two tickets per student first-come-first-served basis, as long as tickets are available.

Thursday, April 24 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If tickets remain, students can pick up any additional tickets needed until they are all distributed.


The college will arrange to have the DCP Commencement webcast during the ceremony on May 3. In addition, the video stream will be archived so that you can view it after the ceremony.


Information about regalia can be found on the UF Commencement Website or the UF Bookstore website. If you have any questions about your cap and gown, please contact the UF Bookstore at 352-392-0194.

Walking Early

Students graduating in Summer 2014 are allowed to walk in the Spring 2014 ceremony. If you need to walk early, please email us.

Applying Late

If you missed the Jan. 31 deadline to apply to graduate, follow the instructions on the Registrar’s website.


If you have additional questions about commencement, please contact Katelyn Oropeza at or 352-392-4836 ext. 469.