CJC Graduate Recognition Ceremony



Diane McFarlin
B.S. Journalism 1976
Hall of Fame 1999

Noelle Kough
B.S. Public Relations 2019

Sara Sidner

Sara Sidner
National and International Correspondent, CNN
B.S. Telecommunication 1995
CJC Hall of Fame 2011

Reception and Ceremony Schedule

Graduation Reception

CJC Graduates, Families and Guests

Saturday, May 4

4 – 5 p.m.

Weimer Hall Atrium

CJC Graduate Recognition Ceremony

CJC Graduates, Families and Guests

Saturday, May 4

7 – 9 p.m.

Stephen C. O’Connell Center


Ceremony Details
  • Check-in is at Gate 4 beginning at 5:15 p.m. Students need to be at the O’Connell Center no later than 5:30 p.m.
  • Regalia (cap and gown) is required for entry
  • Don’t forget your name card, which you receive when you pick up regalia from the bookstore
  • Students will line up by department at the Practice Court
  • The processional will begin at 6:30 p.m.



Information for Family and Friends

Tickets are not required and there is no restriction on the number of guests invited. Seating is first come, first served.

  • Families and guests will enter at Gate 1. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
  •  The O’Connell Center has metal detectors at all gates. Check small bags and pockets before coming to the O’Connell Center
  • Parking is available at the O’Connell center and first come, first served. Click here for the campus map.

ADA Questions?

  • If you, as a graduate, need accommodations, contact the Disability Resource Center so they know precisely what your needs are and and can ensure that you have an awesome graduation experience.
  • If you have a guest in need of accommodations, email uf-commencement@ad.ufl.edu with details to ensure they have a great visitor experience during graduation weekend.

For more information, including lodging, eateries and special needs, visit the UF Commencement site at: https://commencement.ufl.edu/.