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Graduation

Congratulations, Spring 2021 graduates!

Getting ready for Commencement

CF will be hosting a virtual commencement for Spring 2021. You will have the opportunity to create a custom slide and video for your part of the commencement ceremony! Watch for notifications in your Patriots Email and text messaging.

On Friday, May 7, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. we’ll have a virtual celebration ceremony. We will honor you as individuals and you’ll be part of a special communal experience online. We are going to recognize our Certificates, Associate in Science and bachelor’s degree students at the 3 p.m. ceremony and our Associate in Arts degree students at the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Watch the Ceremony Here

How you will be recognized?

Personal Invitation — At the end of March, you’ll be invited to create a custom slide and record a personal video message for all to see. This email will come from StageClip, so please be on the lookout for this email.

Virtual Ceremony on May 7 — We’ll take your custom content and put you in the graduation presentation with your fellow classmates. On the big day you’ll see speeches and then the personalized graduation information. Invite your friends and family to join!

Alumni Gift — We’ll take your custom slide and video message and incorporate it into a StageClip. This is a 60-second video clip that celebrates your achievement. Share it proudly with friends and family!

Diploma cover/chord pick up

Students are invited to come to the Ocala, Citrus or Levy Campus and pick up their diploma cover, earned honor chords and graduation program. There will also be photo opportunities to take in front of a CF backdrop as well as social media filters. Pickup is located in front of the bookstore at the Ocala Campus and in the parking lot at Citrus and Levy Campuses.

Pick-up Dates:

  • Monday, April 12, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 22, 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 6, 4- 6 p.m.

View Your Virtual Commencement

Once graduation day arrives, you can visit CF.stageclip.com to view your Virtual Commencement! All graduates’ custom slides and videos will be included during the processional after the commencement speeches (make sure to select the correct ceremony from the playlist). We also encourage you to share your celebration on social by tagging @CF.edu and using the hashtag #CFGrad2021!

Share Your Custom Celebration Video

After the ceremony, you can download and share your unique 60-second video with your custom slide and video to share with your friends and family to celebrate your achievement! Just scroll down to the bottom of the virtual commencement page and enter your name under “Find Your Clip!”

For more information, contact graduation@CF.edu.

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.