Spring 2012 Commencement Information

Published: February 16th, 2012

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Please forward this information to your faculty.

Ceremonies:  This spring, there will be five (5) multi-college commencement ceremonies – one (1) Doctoral Degree Ceremony (all Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., D.P.M., D.P.T.), 4:00pm, Friday, April 27, 2012; one (1) Masters and Specialist Degree Ceremony (for the following colleges only:  Public Health and Health Professions, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Medicine, Business Administration, and Health and Human Performance), 4:00pm Friday, May 4, 2012; and three (3) multi-college Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies (for the following colleges only: Public Health and Health Professions, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education Business Administration and Health and Human Performance), 9:00am, 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday, May 5, 2012. All of these ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. In addition to the five (5) multi-college ceremonies mentioned above, there are other bachelor/masters/specialist degree ceremonies and professional degree ceremonies hosted by individual colleges. Please see the Commencement Website at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/ under the heading, Ceremonies Schedules, for additional information and college assignments.

Ordering Regalia: The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Friday, March 2, 2012.  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. 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 spring semester, please order your regalia on or before the March 2, 2012, deadline.

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