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History Made at Valencia College’s 53rd Annual...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022  Valencia College graduated its 200,000th alumni at the 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony — our first in-person ceremony since 2019 — on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the University of Central Florida’s Addition Financial Arena. The last graduate who crossed the stage, Wytosia McMillan, a Distinguished Graduate finalist, was surprised by a cheerful […]

Commencement and Grad Finale: Reserve Your Spot and...

Thursday, February 24, 2022 We look forward to celebrating our graduates later this spring in our first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019 and by continuing the popular Grad Finale events on campus. We are anticipating a larger than normal turnout as we deliver on our promise to invite 2020 and 2021 registered Graduates to our in-person ceremony. […]

Traditional Commencement Ceremonies Return This May

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 A Message from Jay Galbraith, Vice President, Public Affairs and Advancement, and Shauna Anstey, Director, Conferencing and College Events After a two-year pause on our in-person commencement ceremonies, we are excited to announce that we will return to our traditional ceremonies this coming May. In addition, due to the popularity of […]

Grad Finale Returns for the Fall Term

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 With the success of our Spring 2021 Grad Finale events on the East, Osceola and West Campuses, we’re bringing our Grad Finale events back for the Fall 2021 term. All eligible summer and fall graduates will be invited to celebrate their achievement during Grad Finale, which will be held for three days in December […]

Class of 2021 Is Praised for its Perseverance and Grit...

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 It has been a year indeed. A year of challenges, hurdles and uncertainty. But despite that, our graduates overcame all obstacles and achieved the highest goal of their college career: becoming the Valencia College Class of 2021. During a ceremony held on Saturday, May 8, 2021, thousands tuned in to watch […]

East Campus ‘Village’ Celebrates Grad Finale

Thursday, May 6, 2021 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses East Campus faculty and staff exemplified the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” when more than 75 volunteers gathered to celebrate our 2020 and 2021 graduates during the first-ever Grad Finale, from Thursday, April 15 – […]

2020-2021 Commencement — A Virtual Celebration

Thursday, April 29, 2021 On Saturday, May 8, 2021, Valencia College will host its 52nd Annual Commencement Ceremony to recognize our 2020-2021 grads. This virtual event is the second part of Valencia College’s 2020-2021 commencement celebration, following our successful Grad Finale events. The online ceremony will feature addresses from College President Sandy Shugart; Executive Vice President and Provost Kathleen Plinske; […]

Grad Finale Events Bring Joy to Graduates

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Valencia College students celebrated their academic success with a carload of friends and family during last week’s Grad Finale events. Three drive-through locations were made available to the Classes of 2021 and 2020 on the East, Osceola and West Campuses over the course of three days as part of our commencement celebration. The College […]

Grad Finale to Feature Two Campus Photo Opportunities

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 As a part of our commencement celebration, Valencia College will host Grad Finale, a three-day, drive-through photo experience. Graduates may select a time from Thursday, April 15 through Saturday, April 17, 2021, between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to visit either the East, Osceola or West Campuses. The experience, which will be led by […]

Planning for 2021 Commencement Is Underway

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Our students have worked hard. And now it’s time to prepare for our commencement celebrations. While we won’t be able to celebrate again this year with a traditional commencement ceremony, we will celebrate our graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony, a socially distanced in-person commencement celebration on campus with photo opportunities […]