Levin College of Law


The Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 19th at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

For more information, please contact Student Affairs:

Email: student.svc@law.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-0620

What to Expect / What to Bring


What to expect

  • Time to arrive for check-in: 8:30 a.m.
  • Where to meet prior to processional: Gate 4, Practice Court is to the right once on the concourse
  • Processional will begin: 9:30 a.m.
  • Test QR cards upon arrival
  • Nursing mothers can use the service level Performer Dressing Rooms
  • Reception will follow ceremony in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Commencement Ceremony protocol

Faculty & Alumni

What to expect

What to bring

  • Personal Regalia: If you wish to wear your own, please remember to bring your academic regalia with you. UF Law will provide regalia to those who do not wish to bring their own.


Notice: Gale Lemerand Drive to close temporarily for underground utility work
View the map on google.

When using Google Maps, you may want to enter 250 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611 as the address for the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

The main parking lot and parking garage is on the north side of the O’Connell Center. However, parking regulations are different for each event. Please always heed posted signs and visit our Parking page for additional information.

Places to Stay

Please note the blocks are available for the nights of May 18th through May 20th, 2017.  Some blocks will have a link and others will have a phone number to use to secure the reservation.  Please follow the information provided below to secure your hotel reservation. More lodging options can be found here.


(25 room block)
Phone: (352) 371-3600
Book online.
Group Name: UF Law Graduation 2017
Block will be released: 4/18/2016
Group Rate: $199/night

Residence Inn Marriott I-75

(25 room block)
Phone: 352-264-0000
Book online.
Group Code: UF College of Law-Graduation Weekend
Block will be released: 4/18/2016
Group Rate: $129/night

Hampton Inn Downtown

(25 room block)
Phone: (352) 240-9306
Book online.
Group Code: UFL
Block will be released: 4/18/2016
Group Rate: $159/night

Holiday Inn

(25 room block)
Phone: 352-376-1661
Book online.
Group Code: COL
Block will be released: 4/18/2016
Group Rate: $125/night

Timeline of Commencement

Time Event
8:30-9:15 a.m. Graduate Check-in
9:30 a.m. Processional Begins
10:00 a.m. President Fuchs’ Welcome

Information for Alumni

If a member of your family or someone else you deem to be the equivalent of family is an alum of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, you may elect to be hooded by that individual.

Please email development@law.ufl.edu with the name of the alumni who has agreed to hood you by Friday, April 7. If you identify an alum, you and your hooder will receive specific instructions for the day of commencement.