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Fall 2018 Commencement Location Phi Theta Kappa | Information for Graduates Summer Grads | Caps and Gowns | Flowers | Grad Products | Guests | Pictures

For more information about graduation and commencement call 352‑854‑2322, ext. 1391, or email

Fall 2018 CommencementTwo male students in cap and gown at graduation

Visit the Procedures page for more information about what happens the day of the ceremony.

Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.

  • Baccalaureate
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Certificates


First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 S.E. Maricamp Road, Ocala, FL 34471

Phi Theta Kappa

PTK graduates receive their stoles and tassels when they bring 20 donation items or a $20 donation to the PTK table at commencement check-in. Donation items include canned food and children's books.

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Graduation Information

On the graduation application, students are asked to indicate if they would like to participate in commencement. All applicants' names are printed in the ceremony program. In order to ensure that your name is included in the printed program, please submit your graduation application by the deadlines below.

Apply for graduation by logging into your MyCF portal, clicking on the Graduation tab. Look for the Graduation Checklist, click on Graduation Application and follow instructions.

Graduation Deadlines

Summer Graduation Deadline (see below for information about summer graduates): May 29

Fall Graduation Deadline: Oct. 5

Summer Graduates

CF does not conduct summer graduation ceremonies. Students eligible for summer graduation may choose to march in the prior spring ceremony or next fall ceremony. Students who choose to march in the spring ceremony must submit their summer graduation application by the spring semester deadline. Students who choose to march in the fall ceremony must submit their summer graduation application by the summer semester deadline. Names of summer graduates will be printed in the commencement program that they select on the graduation application.

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Caps and Gowns


Graduates who wish to participate in the ceremony will need to purchase their caps and gowns from the CF Bookstore.

Caps and gowns will be available at the Citrus and Ocala bookstores starting Dec. 3, 2018. Regalia will be sold at both Grad Bash on Dec. 4, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at the Ocala Campus in the Ewers Century Center and at the entrance to graduation student registration at commencement. Bundles include cap, gown and tassel for $41.98 plus tax (price subject to change).

You will need to have your student ID available during pickup for verification. Visit the bookstore website to find hours of operation.

Levy Graduates

Graduates wishing to purchase and pick up their caps and gowns at the Levy Campus will need to place their order with Donna Bodden at, 352‑854‑2322, ext. 2100, or visit her at the front desk. Order deadline is Dec. 10, 2018. Include your height, if you need an XL size, and if you need a larger cap. For more information or to place your order, contact Donna Bodden or the Ocala bookstore, 352‑291‑4470.

Baccalaureate Graduates

Baccalaureate students will wear a navy blue gown. Be sure to let bookstore staff know that you are a baccalaureate candidate.

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Grad Products

Invitations, announcements, class rings, thank you cards, frames, etc., are available to purchase through Herff Jones®. Visit the Herff Jones® website or click the link in the right blue navigation to view products. (The Herff Jones® site is available approximately two months before graduation.)

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(Subject to changes.) Flowers will be sold before and after the ceremony. Proceeds benefit the College of Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges. Cash and credit cards accepted.

  • $20, half-dozen roses
  • $30, dozen roses
  • $20, graduation bears

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Grad Images

GradImages® is the official photographer for CF graduation. View and order photos at Enter Last Name, School Name and select Event Year from the dropdown menu. For additional help, call GradImages® Customer Service Department at 800‑261‑2576 or email

CF Photos

Pictures taken by our CF Marketing staff will be posted on our mainCF Facebook pagewithin a few days of the event. Be sure to "Like" us while you are there to stay updated with your Alma Mater.

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The sanctuary will open for seating one hour before the ceremony through the main entrance only. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and no seat saving is allowed. Overflow seating is available in the adjacent choir room, where the ceremony will be webcast on large screens.

Balloons are not allowed in the sanctuary.

Please remain in your seats until the ceremony ends out of respect for all graduates.Anyone using devices making loud noises will be asked to leave immediately.

Guests requiring special accommodations such as wheelchair access, interpreter, etc., should contact Disability Services, at 352‑873‑5843, as soon as possible. Handicapped parking is available in designated spaces. Pre-seating available.

There is a designated area for photographs; please exit the area upon photographing your graduate to allow others to photograph their graduates.

Visit Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau for hotel information.

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