Information for Guests

Professional Coating 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 1:55 p.m. and the ceremony will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. (EST).

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


Tickets will be issued directly to the students at rehearsal unless requested otherwise by the student in advance. At the Phillips Center, every patron over 2 years old must have a ticket for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine Professional Coating 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 and Gifts

More details to come on flowers and gifts available for purchase onsite the day of the ceremony


Physical address: 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Phillip's Center Parking Map


The ceremony will be recorded and live-streamed. A link will be provided here the week of the ceremony.

COVID-19 Guidelines

All ceremony 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 secured a block of rooms at discounted rates which are available on a first come, first served basis at the following hotels:

Days Inn by Wyndham (352) 332-6466

  • Nights Available: May 9-12, 2024
  • Price: $89 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 11th, 2024
  • Address: 920 NW 69th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Booking Link

hom hotel + suites (352) 376-0004

  • Nights Available: May 9-12, 2024
  • Price: $150 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 25th, 2024
  • Address: 3905 SW 43rd St., Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking: Call number above and indicate you are booking in the CVM Coating Ceremony block

General Information