Fall 2013 Commencement Information

Published: October 3rd, 2013

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 13th in the O’Connell Center.  On Saturday, December 14th, 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 14th, 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 25, 2013.  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 President 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 25, 2013, deadline.

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