Information for Guests

Class of 2022_Orientation

Commencement Ceremony Details

Doors to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will open at 1:00 p.m. for guests to arrive.

The student processional will begin at 1:45 p.m., faculty processional at 1:55 p.m., and the ceremony will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. (EST).

We ask family and friends not to disrupt the ceremony by taking pictures during the oath.

No smoking, food or drinks are allowed in the theater.

Ticketing

Tickets will be issued directly to the graduates at rehearsal unless requested otherwise by the graduate in advance. At the Phillips Center, every patron over 2 years old must have a ticket for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Ceremony. Child-in-lap seating is approved for children 2 and under, accompanied by an adult: meaning that the 2-and-under child will remain seated placed in the lap of their accompanying adult through the entire event.

Flowers

Flowers will be available for sale onsite from the Class of 2023. You are welcome to pre-order your floral arrangement HERE to guarantee your order in advance.

Parking

Physical address: 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Phillip's Center Parking Map

Livestream

The commencement ceremony will be recorded and live-streamed. Please utilize the links below to view the ceremony:

COVID-19 Guidelines

All commencement guests, faculty and students are encouraged to wear a mask in all UF facilities, with the exception of children less than 2 years old. Individuals should not attend the event if they are experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Persistent cough
  • Temperature of 100.4F or higher; No one should report to the event site within 48-hours of exhibiting a fever.
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Hotel Information

We have reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates at the following hotels:

Hotel Eleo at the University of Florida (352) 565-3536

  • Nights Available: May 27-28, 2022
  • Prices: $159 and up
  • Cutoff Date: May 6, 2022
  • Address: 1514 SW 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Hilton Garden Inn (352) 338-1466

  • Nights Available: May 27-28, 2022
  • Prices: $139 and up
  • Cutoff Date: May 13th, 2022
  • Address: 4075 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Hilton Homewood Suite (352) 335-3133

  • Nights Available: May 27-28, 2022
  • Prices: $139 and up
  • Cutoff Date: May 13th, 2022
  • Address: 3333 SW 42nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Hilton UF Conference Center (352) 371-3600

  • Nights Available: May 27-28, 2022
  • Prices: $139 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 27th, 2022
  • Address: 1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Booking Link

General Information