Using a Collaborative Online Platform to Live Stream Interactive Graduation Celebrations

Wednesday, March 28 | 11:15AM–12:00PM ET | Ballroom D/E
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
The Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy Program, a blended learning distance education program in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, implemented a unique, program-specific, interactive online graduation celebration. This celebration is designed to: (1) provide an opportunity for program-specific activities such as remarks by the program director and the announcement of award winners; and (2) act as a culminating experience for those students and their families who are unable to attend the traditional on-campus ceremony. This poster will describe how the ceremony is conducted, its content and development, and lessons learned over time.

Outcomes: Understand the benefits to students and the institution of offering interactive online graduation celebrations * Explore the use of collaborative software to conduct interactive online graduation celebrations * Explore best practices in offering interactive online graduation celebrations


  • Greg Zuest

    Director, Student and Academic Affairs, WPPD Program, University of Florida