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Emmy Torres Selected as Valencia’s 2016 Distinguished Gra...

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses Please join me in congratulating Emmy Torres who was selected as the Valencia Alumni Association’s Mary Smedley Collier Distinguished Graduate for 2016. Emmy is a student at the Osceola Campus, serves as the vice president of the Osceola Student Government Association and as a staff […]

Why Commencement is Changing to Two Ceremonies on...

A message from Joyce Romano, Vice President, Study Affairs I was sorry to learn that recent communication about this year’s Commencement may have appeared to disregard the impact of the changes on graduates, faculty and staff who normally participate. On behalf of the Commencement Committee, I would like to provide a full explanation of the […]

Commencement Date Changes to May 8, 2016

Commencement will be held this year on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida. There will be two ceremonies, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Attendance at one of the ceremonies is required for all administrators, tenured and tenure-track professors, counselors, librarians and non-tenure earning faculty […]

Congratulations to Valencia’s Class of 2015

A record number of 1,445 graduates celebrated with thousands of family members and friends at Valencia’s 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony, held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena. After an uplifting performance by the Valencia Brass Ensemble, this remarkable event kicked off with a Pomp and Circumstance processional of students who […]

Valencia’s Commencement Ceremony is May 9/Rental...

Valencia’s 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena (12777 Gemini Blvd. North, Orlando, 32816). The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., with the processional starting promptly at 6:40 p.m. UCF will be hosting its own ceremony just before ours so please allow adequate time for travel. […]

Commencement 2015 to be Held at New Location and Time

Valencia’s 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at a new location: the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida, and at a new time. The processional will begin at 6:40 p.m., and the ceremony will start at 7 p.m. The Commencement Committee reviewed several new locations in order […]

Order Academic Regalia for Commencement by Friday,...

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Attendance is required of all administrators, tenured and tenure-track professors, counselors, librarians and non-tenure earning faculty working full-time assignments in Summer A or the Full Summer terms. Attendance is optional for annually appointed faculty who are working part time in the summer sessions and other professional […]

#ValenciaGrad: Commencement 2014

By Joy S. Jones Looking out on the sea of mortarboards at commencement amidst the pomp and circumstance of the day, one stood out. Its wearer had written atop of it, “Never too old.” When it comes to commencement, hearing it from the mouths of graduates is second-to-none! And many took to social media on […]

Celebrating Commencement

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola & Lake Nona Campuses I’m not sure I can decide which is my favorite time of year, graduation or the first day of the fall term. It’s always so energizing to celebrate our students’ successes with them and commencement allows us a unique opportunity to do so. Who wouldn’t be […]

Valencia’s 45th Annual Commencement Ceremony — Important ...

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Silver Spurs Arena, Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee (1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee). The commencement processional will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Please allow adequate travel time. Parking Please note, you must have the BLUE parking pass showing on your dashboard to access faculty […]