Information for Guests

UF DVM Class of 2024

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.

Ticketing

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

Flowers and gifts will be available for sale onsite from the Class of 2025 as well as Clinic Packs from the Class of 2024. You can preorder clinic packs HERE.

Parking

Physical address: 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Phillip's Center Parking Map

Livestream

The ceremony will be recorded and live-streamed. Please utilize one of the links below to view 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 reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates at the following hotels:

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

  • Nights Available: May 13-14, 2022
  • Prices: $229 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 29, 2022
  • Address: 1514 SW 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Hilton Garden Inn (352) 338-1466

  • Nights Available: May 13-14, 2022
  • Prices: $129 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 29, 2022
  • Address: 4075 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Hilton Homewood Suite (352) 335-3133

  • Nights Available: May 13-14, 2022
  • Prices: $129 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 29, 2022
  • Address: 3333 SW 42nd Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

General Information