Summer 2012 Commencement Information

Published: June 6th, 2012

Category: Memos

Donna K. Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement, Office of the President


Ceremonies: This summer, there will be two (2) university-wide commencement ceremonies – a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, August 10th at 4:00pm) and a ceremony for Masters, Specialists, and Bachelor Degree candidates (Saturday, August 11th at 10:00am). Both ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The College of Pharmacy has a separate ceremony on Saturday, August 11th at 10:00am in the HPNP Auditorium. For additional information, please see the Commencement Website at under the heading Ceremonies Schedules.

Ordering Regalia:  The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Friday, June 22, 2012.  Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form may be found at 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 summer term, please order your regalia on or before the June 22nd deadline.

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