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

The Class of 2026 will be selling flowers and gifts on site the day of the event


Physical address: 3201 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

UF Phillip's Center Parking Map


The ceremony will be recorded and live-streamed. Utilize the link 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 secured blocks of rooms at discounted rates at the following hotels:

Days Inn by Wyndham (352) 389-5631

Nights Available: May 11-13, 2023

Drury Inn & Suites Gainesville (352) 372-5600

  • Nights Available: May 11-13, 2023
  • Price: $128 and up
  • Cutoff Date: N/A, discount available until rooms are no longer available
  • Address: 4000 SW 40th BLVD, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Use UF Friends & Family Discount Code: 328377

Hotel Indigo (352-240-8900)

  • Nights Available: May 11-13, 2023
  • Price: $179 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 11th, 2023
  • Address: 5020 SW 30th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

Springhill Suites by Marriott (352) 376-8873

  • Nights Available: May 11-13, 2023
  • Price: $129 and up
  • Cutoff Date: April 11th, 2023
  • Address: 4155 SW 40th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Booking Link

General Information