Fall 2011 Commencement Information

Published: September 26th, 2011

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Ceremonies: This fall, there will be three (3) university-wide commencement ceremonies – one (1) Advanced Degree Ceremony (all colleges; Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., D.P.M., Masters, and Specialists), 4:00pm, Friday, December 16, 2011, and two (2) Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies, 10:00am and 2:00pm, Saturday, December 17, 2011. All ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Please see the Commencement Website at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/ under the heading Ceremonies Schedules for additional information and college assignments. The College of Pharmacy has a separate ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:00am in the HPNP Auditorium.

Ordering Regalia: The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Friday, October 21, 2011.  Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form may be found at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/ under the heading Instructions for Faculty Escorts. Payment is required when placing an order. Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending commencement.

Faculty Escorts: Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Plant Medicine degrees will be assigned an official commencement escort.  Faculty designated as escorts will receive an e-mail from the Office of the Provost with further details about responsibilities, assembly times and hooding instructions. This e-mail 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 21, 2011, deadline.

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