Fall 2015 Commencement Information

Published: September 9th, 2015

Category: Memos

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

Ceremonies: This fall, there will be three (3) university-wide commencement ceremonies – a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, December 18th at 4:00pm) and two ceremonies for Master’s, Specialist’s, and Bachelor’s Degree candidates (Saturday, December 19th at 10:00am and 2:00pm). All three ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. For additional information, please see the Commencement Website at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement/ under “Commencement Schedule.”

Ordering Regalia: Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending commencement (except for faculty serving as Marshals). The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Friday, October 23, 2015. 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 in the upper right hand corner of the screen, ‘Academic Regalia,’ then scroll down to ‘Faculty Regalia Order’. Payment is required when placing an order. NOTE: Faculty serving as marshals DO NOT need to order academic regalia to serve as a marshal. Marshals will be provided with a marshal robe (at no cost) immediately prior to the beginning of the ceremonies.

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 summer term, please order your regalia on or before the October 23rd deadline.

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