2021 Commencement

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021!

2021 Commencement Ceremony Photographs

2021 Commencement Photos

Commence Day Schedule

New World School of the Arts College Commencement Ceremony is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 . Continue to check this page for updates to the date/time and location of the event.

Students who have completed all program requirements by Spring 2021 must log into Gatorlink and complete an application to graduate.

The deadline to apply for Graduation of Spring 2021, Friday, February 5, 2021.


  • Access “Student Self Service”
  • Select “My Record” from My Online Services column on left side of screen
  • Select “Certificate/ Degree Application”

If you are graduating Summer or Fall 2021 you do not need to apply now.

The link is: https://login.ufl.edu/idp/Authn/UserPassword

Enter the user name and password and complete the application.

In addition, Visual Arts students that have completed all five art history courses (two at MDC and three at UF) can go on line and add a minor in art history. This form must be printed, completed, and brought to the office of Student Services. Here is the link:


Any New World School of the Arts student with a 3.4 or above will automatically graduate with honors. Any student with a 3.75 or above can complete additional work and graduate with highest honors. See attached link for details. Make sure your dean approves your project before you begin working on it. The deadline for the honors project is Wednesday, April 21, 2021.


Your graduation file will be reviewed in the next few weeks. You will be notified of any discrepancies.



Honorary Regalia

Honorary regalia will be available for pick up on the day of commencement.

Gold Honor cords will be distributed with caps/gowns and are free of charge. Date TBD
Orange and Blue UF Honor cords will be available for sale (while supplies last) for $10. Pay via CashApp - $NWSA. Date TBD.

Magna Cum Laude
3.75 all divisions

Summa Cum Laude
Music and Visual Arts 3.90 GPA
Theater and Dance 3.75 GPA

Special Needs and Individuals with Disabilities

Closed captioning will be available.


If you are a Spring 2021 graduate, the University of Florida will mail your diploma in approximately six (6) weeks.

Please access your account by logging onto ONE.UF.EDU to verify that your mailing address is correct, and that you have completed a financial aid exit interview, if applicable. Your diploma will be mailed to the current address in the UF system.

A transcript will be available upon request after the graduation date is posted.