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President Szymanski addressing graduates at commencement



The University of North Florida is committed to the health and welfare of our community members.  It is with considerable sadness that we must cancel our Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies in compliance with health experts regarding large events.  Please know that the University Administration staff and Student Government President are currently engaged in reviewing options for a ceremony at a later time.  We will communicate that plan as soon as we are convinced it is workable and honors those students with the final celebration they so deserve after their hard work and during this very challenging time.  Until we communicate further information, keep focused on finishing strong this spring!


Dear Graduates:


It is a tremendous honor for me to share this special day with each of you. As our University of North Florida family, we proudly join together to celebrate this culmination of countless hours of diligence and hard work. I know for all of you and your families, it is a day filled with excitement, anticipation and relief!


Having studied, researched and worked in an environment of innovation and collaboration, you now enter the next chapter in your life with the knowledge you need to succeed, as well as a broadened perspective and enlightened view of the world. This rich foundation will serve you well for the rest of your life.


We trust that you will remember your time here at the University of North Florida fondly, and that you will continue to stay connected to UNF wherever your degree takes you.


All over the globe UNF graduates are making an impact, and now it's your turn. You are prepared and ready, and the world awaits.


Go forth and soar, Ospreys!


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David M. Szymanski, Ph.D.