Fall 2008 Commencement Information

Published: October 17th, 2008

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Please forward this information to your faculty.

Ceremonies: An Advanced Degree Ceremony (all colleges; all masters and doctoral candidates) will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, December 19, 2008 in the O’Connell Center. On Saturday, December 20, 2008, two undergraduate degree ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, will also be held in the O’Connell Center. Please refer to the summer commencement schedule at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/ for the college assignments. Please note that a separate ceremony will be hosted by the College of Pharmacy on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 10:00am at the HPNP Auditorium.

Ordering Regalia: The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). Faculty regalia order forms are available on-line at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/faculty.html. Payment is required when placing an order; this payment is refundable until Thursday, December 18, 2008. Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending commencement.

Faculty Escorts: Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees will be assigned an official commencement escort. Faculty designated as escorts will receive a letter from the Office of the Provost with details about responsibilities and assembly times. This letter is generally sent two weeks prior to commencement. However, if you have a graduate student scheduled to graduate during the fall semester, please order your regalia on or before the October 29, 2008 deadline.

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