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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 […]

Commencement Recast Celebrates 2020 Grads

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Valencia College’s 2020 graduates were celebrated again this past Sunday, June 28, 2020, during the 2020 Commencement Recast, a redesigned, online ceremony planned with student feedback. The pre-recorded event featured addresses from College President Sandy Shugart, President of West and Downtown Campuses Falecia Williams, Vice President of Academic Affairs Isis Artze-Vega and the sharing of 2019-2020 Mary […]

The 2020 Commencement Recast Launches Sunday

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Valencia College’s 2020 Commencement Recast will be available for viewing on the Graduation webpage and on Valencia’s YouTube channel beginning this Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 9 a.m. Student feedback and planning involvement helped to create this redesigned, online ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments in a more meaningful way. As part of the celebration, each graduate received […]

Dr. Shugart Shares Post Commencement Message with...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 At Valencia College, we live by one motto: The College is what the students experience. And last weekend, we held a virtual commencement ceremony that did not meet our students’ expectations. Therefore, we have announced to our graduating students that we have heard their concerns and are planning a do-over. As […]

Valencia Makes History With First-ever Virtual Commencement

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Sunday, May 3, 2020, was a day that will be remembered in Valencia College’s history — our first-ever virtual Commencement ceremony for our more than 4,000 graduates. Although an in-person celebration had been planned for months, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to quickly move the celebration for our 51st Annual Commencement […]

Get Ready to Participate in Commencement – Sunday,...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Calling all faculty! Get ready to celebrate your students — Valencia College graduates — this Sunday, May 3, 2020, for the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony. We are counting down to the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration and ask that you participate in helping to recognize this milestone accomplishment of our students. The celebration […]

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 […]

2020 Commencement Details for Faculty and Staff

A Message from Joe Richardson, Vice President, Student Affairs Valencia’s Annual Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at the Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida Orlando Campus (12777 Gemini Blvd North, Orlando). Commencement times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Attendance is required for all tenured and tenure-track professors, counselors, librarians, […]

Valencia College Celebrates 50 Years of Graduates

Valencia College celebrated 50 years of beginnings with a special day in our history — our 50th annual commencement ceremony — on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the University of Central Florida Addition Financial Arena. With two ceremonies, one in the morning and a second in the afternoon, we celebrated more than 2,000 graduates — […]

Behind the Scenes of Commencement 2018

If you’ve ever attended commencement, you know this day of celebration and new beginnings appears to run effortlessly — from the processions of students dressed in caps and gowns, the student handshakes with Valencia leaders and the District Board of Trustees, to announcing some 1,500 names correctly as our graduates cross the stage. But, creating a […]