Graduate Checklist for Commencement

Be Ready!

Graduation Checklist(.pdf)

  1. Make sure you meet your degree requirements! Consult your Advisor and monitor your progress on your DegreeWorks audit. Contact your Academic Department for any needed updates.

  2. Be sure to review your Contact and Privacy Information in your and make any necessary changes. *Your name CANNOT be printed in the Commencement program if you have a Privacy Restriction enabled on your account.

  3. Make sure you have an active graduation application for your intended term of graduation. Make sure your name and mailing address are correct for the accurate processing of your diploma.

  4. Complete your Graduating Student Survey. Check your student e-mail for a link to the survey at least two weeks before graduation. The survey is brief and asks about your post-graduation plans. University funding depends on our ability to report this information, so completion of the survey is required. 

  5. Students with any federal loans are required by law to complete exit counseling at

  6. Order your regalia! Contact the UWF Bookstore at (850) 474-3092 or go to for more information. 

  7. RSVP for Commencement. You MUST RSVP to participate in the ceremony.

  8. Review the Virtual Commencement Rehearsal for all of your graduation needs.

  9. Contact Alumni Relations to find out more about the benefits of being a member.

  10. Familiarize yourself with Commencement parking, line-up and plans for the ceremony.

  11. Apply to Graduate School!

  12. Complete the POST-Commencement Survey. This survey will be emailed to you within two days of commencement and linked here after the ceremonies. This is not required but strongly suggested so that we can make sure future ceremonies are memorable for graduates and their guests.