Fall 2016 Commencement Information

Published: October 4th, 2016

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 will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, December 16th in the O’Connell Center.  On Saturday, December 17th, two combined Master’s/Specialist’s/Bachelor’s Degree Ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, will be held in the 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 21, 2016.  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 this term, please order your regalia on or before the October 21rd deadline.

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