Summer 2016 Commencement Information

Published: June 2nd, 2016

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Ceremonies: This summer, all university-wide commencement ceremonies will be held in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, due to on-going renovation of the O’Connell Center.

There will be five university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the President’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, August 5th, at 4:00pm) and four ceremonies for Master’s, Specialist’s, and Bachelor’s Degree candidates (Saturday, August 6th at 10:00am and 2:00pm and Sunday, August 7th at 1:00pm and 5:00pm).

Please see the complete listing of Summer Commencement Ceremonies by clicking on the following link:
Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through Friday, July 15, 2016. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form may be found at 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. Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending commencement as a platform party member or as an escort for doctoral degree candidates. Faculty members serving as a marshal do NOT need to order academic regalia – a marshal robe is provided to all marshals, free of charge, for use at the commencement ceremonies.

Faculty Escorts:
Candidates for 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 this semester, please order your regalia on or before the July 15th deadline.

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