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Graduation

Congratulations, Summer and Fall 2021 graduates!

Getting Ready for Commencement

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from the College of Central Florida. Your application for graduation will be processed immediately following the end of the fall semester. When processing your application for graduation, we will review the following graduation requirements for your degree or certificate:

  • Completion of the required number of credits
  • Final cumulative GPA
  • All holds have been cleared
  • Honors designation

NOTE: For purposes of recognition at the graduation ceremony, an Honors designation is based on all grades from all previous semesters. Grades from the current semester may not be computed at this time but will be included on your final transcripts.

We encourage you to attend the graduation ceremony. The ceremony for Summer – Fall 2021 graduates will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at The World Equestrian Center (WEC), 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482, 352-414-7900. Graduates who wish to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase their caps and gowns. Cap, gown and tassel bundles can be ordered online from Sept. 29-Oct. 15 at herffjones.com.

There will be no rehearsal prior to the ceremony. Ceremony check-in begins at 4 p.m., but please arrive at The World Equestrian Center (WEC) no later than 4:30 p.m. so that your guests have time to find a seat and you can be assembled and ready to march in your cap and gown. When you arrive, proceed to the Fellowship Hall where you will check in for the ceremony and be given a card with your name printed on it. Keep this with you and hand it to the narrator when you approach the stage. Your name will be announced as you walk across the stage. We do not line up in any alphabetical or ranked order. If you will need any accommodations at the ceremony, please contact Phil Geistfeld at 352-873-5800, ext. 1395. Graduates, we respectfully ask that you return to your seat after walking across the stage, and stay for the entire ceremony.

GradImages® will be photographing all graduates at the upcoming graduation ceremony. You can register now by visiting their website, www.gradimages.com/PREREGISTRATION. This will make viewing and ordering your photos after the event easy – your loved ones will thank you! Please clearly print your email address on the back of your name card that you are given at the ceremony. If you have any questions about your photographs, you may call 800-261-2576 or check online at www.gradimages.com.

Your official diploma will be mailed by Feb. 15, 2022, to the current address on file. If you do not meet all the graduation requirements, a letter explaining missing requirements will be sent in February.

Should you have questions regarding the graduation ceremony, please contact Donna Jernigan at 352-854-2322, extension 1307. For inquiries concerning graduation requirements, contact your advisor, extension 1489. Again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony.

Official Degree Conferment

Certification of degrees is completed once the semester is finalized and grades are reported. For Spring 2021 graduates who meet the requirements for their program, official diploma and commemorative graduation program will be mailed to home addresses by July 15. Graduates should confirm or update their permanent address in the MyCF student portal. Transcripts that show your credential has been awarded are available approximately 1-2 weeks after grades are reported. Transcripts can be ordered at this link.

Summer Graduates

Students eligible for summer graduation may choose to march in the prior spring ceremony or next fall ceremony; CF does not conduct summer graduation ceremonies. Students who choose to march in the spring ceremony must submit their summer graduation application by the spring semester deadline. Students who choose to march in the fall ceremony must submit their summer graduation application by the summer semester deadline. Names of summer graduates will be printed in the commencement program that they select on the graduation application.

For more information about graduation and commencement call 352-873-5801 and select Enrollment Services, or email graduation@cf.edu.