Fall 2012 Commencement Information

Published: September 21st, 2012

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Ceremonies: This fall, there will be three (3) university- wide commencement ceremonies.

A Doctoral Degree Ceremony (all colleges; Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., D.P.M., D.N.P. and D.P.T.) will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, December 14th in the O’Connell Center. On Saturday, December 15th, two (2) combined Masters/Specialist/Bachelor Degree Ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, will be held in the 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 15th, at 10:00am in the HPNP Auditorium for their graduating Doctor of Pharmacy and Master Degree candidates, only.

Ordering Regalia: The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Friday, October 26, 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 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 26, 2012, deadline.

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