2020 Medallion Ceremony

Congratulations to a historic class.

The mission of the UF Honors Program is to connect, nurture and engage the next generation of scholars who change the world, and we believe that each Gator who meets their intellectual potential betters our collective future.

With that in mind, the graduation of the Honors Program's largest class to date—184 students—is as historic in terms of size, achievement and circumstance as it is inspiring. Although unfortunate that the traditional Medallion Ceremony could not take place with friends and family together on campus, the success and intellectual strength of the 2020 graduating class brings only promise in an uncommon time. We are proud of our Gators and know they will rise to meet the newest challenges before them.

In light of COVID-19, the Medallion Ceremony takes the virtual format below. 

Download the Medallion Ceremony Virtual Program PDF.

Processional

The UF Honor Chords present a cover of "Mr. Sandman." Enjoy this unique "processional" to the virtual Medallion Ceremony!

 

Opening Address

Graduating senior Brittany Lewis presents a spoken word reflection on the experience of graduating in quarantine.

 

Director's Remarks

UF Honors Program Director Dr. Mark Law addresses the Class of 2020 in this virtual graduation keynote speech.

 

Commencement Processional

Below is the virtual "commencement" sharing graduates' degrees and future plans. Clink the video to begin an automatic playlist, or skip to Graduates A - C, Graduates D - J, Graduates K - N or Graduates O - Z. The procession is divided alphabetically by first name.

 

Faculty Wishes

10 Honors faculty share messages of congratulations for the UF Honors Class of 2020.

Closing Mention

We wrap up honoring this year's graduating class with a presentation of the Class of 2020 Hall of Fame inductees:

  1. Dana Awaad
  2. Sabrina Conza
  3. Hannah Lyons
  4. Ros Fiol
  5. Aaron Sager

All videos on this page are also accessible in a YouTube Playlist.

Keep connected - and keep celebrating!

There are many ways to keep connected with the Honors Program and with each other after graduation, plus fun ways to celebrate virtually:

  1. Post a celebratory message to your classmates - and read notes from friends! - on Padlet.
  2. Follow us on LinkedIn to join our developing alumni network.
  3. Share your graduation photos or favorite UF memories with us on social. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ufhonors. Use #UFHonors or #UFHonorsGrad with your posts!
  4. Play a game or save a wallpaper from our Instagram Stories.

Congratulations on graduating and Go Gators!