UF Warrington Graduates in cap and gown holding a #WarringtonGrad sign

Fall 2023 Commencement

Friday, December 15, 2023

  • University-wide Doctoral Ceremony
    Ph.D. & DBA
    Friday, December 15, 2023
    2:00 PM
    Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Saturday, December 16, 2023

  • Bachelor’s & Master’s Ceremony
    Warrington College of Business (Combined Ceremony with College of Journalism & Communications)
    Saturday, December 16, 2023
    9:00 AM
    Stephen C. O’Connell Center

For more information about Fall 2023 ceremonies, please refer to the UF Commencement page.


The Warrington College of Business Graduate Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 3 at 9:00 AM is a college-specific ceremony where we will recognize and celebrate Ph.D., DBA, Hough Graduate School of Business (master’s degree), and Fisher School of Accounting (3/2 and bachelor’s degree) recipients. At 2:00 PM, we will have a ceremony for Heavener School of Business (BSBA and BABA) recipients. Graduates will be individually recognized as they cross the stage in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

The All University Commencement on May 3 at 7:00 PM is a university-wide ceremony that is open to all graduating UF students. This ceremony will feature a speaker and degrees will be conferred. However, graduates will not walk across the stage in this ceremony or have their names called.

No, tickets are not required to attend the Warrington Graduate Recognition Ceremony or the university-wide commencement.

Don’t forget to bring your name card. You’ll receive a name card when you pick up your regalia from the UF Bookstore. You will not need a name card if you choose to attend the university-wide ceremony at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but you will need it at the Warrington Graduate Recognition Ceremony. Please take the time to write the phonetic spelling of your name in the appropriate location on the card prior to the ceremony. For more information, please review the University’s guidelines on name cards.

There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend per student.

Live streaming will be available for both of the Warrington Recognition Ceremonies. The ceremony live stream links will be added above closer to the date of the ceremony.

The ceremony will last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.


All graduates must report to Gate 4 of the O’Connell Center. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Graduates will then be directed to their appropriate location within the arena.


Guests will enter the O’Connell Center through the main entrance doors near Gate 1 and 3. Doors will open for guests 90 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Guests should be seated before the procession begins. Guest seating is first-come, first-seated. No guests will be permitted in the graduates’ seating area.

All graduates and guests will go through a metal detector screening before entering the building. A full list of prohibited items can be found on the O’Connell Center Security Policies page.

First, contact the UF Disability Resource Center. The Warrington commencement team will be notified and will work with you to find a solution that is right for your need.

For a list of hotels and their proximity to campus, Visit Gainesville’s website has a Where to Stay in Alachua County webpage.

Concessions will be open in the O’Connell Center.

Yes! All Warrington College of Business graduates will be recognized by name as they cross the stage in the O’Connell Center.

Have questions?

Contact us via email.

Celebration Kit

You did it! Let's celebrate!

Celebrate your graduation with the following ideas and ready-to-go assets in our Class of 2023 Celebration Kit:

Alberta and Albert Gator walking hand in hand

#BusinessGators, be sure to share your graduation moments on social media by using #UFGrad and tagging @UFWarrington

Graduates, during your time at UF, you have balanced the rigors of demanding academics, extracurricular activities, a career search, your social lives and more. We applaud your tremendous efforts, especially as you’ve completed your degree while the world faces unprecedented challenges. We know you’ll make us and your fellow Business Gators proud as you set out to impact the world.

Dean Saby Mitra