Countdown to 2020 Virtual Commencement

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate Valencia College graduates for the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony.

In a few short days, on Sunday, May 3, 2020, Valencia will launch virtual commencement, where you can join your fellow faculty and staff members to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments online.

As many of you know, this year, due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the College is unable to hold a traditional face-to-face ceremony. Our virtual commencement will allow us to provide recognition for our graduates and an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and their families to come together to celebrate online.

Event details:

Valencia College 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration

Go live: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.

You are invited to participate in this year’s virtual event by:

1. Engaging in the virtual ceremony. Go to the Valencia College graduation webpage at on Sunday, May 3, at 9 a.m. Click on the Virtual Commencement link.

2. Watching the videos on the 2020 Virtual Commencement site.

  • College President Sandy Shugart’s Commencement Address
  • A Message from the Alumni Advisory Board Chair Jeffery Villegas
  • The conferring of degrees by Sandy Shugart and District Board of Trustees Chair Tracey Stockwell
  • An inspiring message from our 2019-2020 Distinguished Graduate Tamyia Paul

3. Viewing slides of our Valencia College graduates. All graduates will have a slide with their name and will be organized on the site in alphabetical-order by last name. You will have the option to filter by degree or search by name. (Students had the option to opt out/in of the audio recording and photo submission).

4. Sharing on social media. From each of the graduates’ slides, you can share to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page.

  • Be sure to include a congratulatory message and use the hashtag, #ValenciaGrad. Valencia College graduation social posts using #ValenciaGrad will appear our tagboard.
  • You can also tag @ValenciaCollege on your Twitter or Instagram channels to join in congratulating our students.
  • Special Valencia graduation-themed filters, frames, GIFs and more have been created to help you celebrate our graduates on social media. A Commencement Social Media Toolkit will be made available on the webpage for your use.

Don’t Miss This Chance to Celebrate Our Graduates
Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to make this occasion special and memorable for our students. Check the Valencia College graduation webpage frequently leading up to the Commencement date for more information.

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