Spring 2017 Commencement Information

Published: February 1st, 2017

Category: Memos

Donna Stricker, Director, Presidential Events and Commencement

Ceremonies: This spring, the university-wide commencement ceremonies will be held in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

There will be six university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the President’s Office, as follows:

Friday, April 28
2:00pm Doctoral Degree Commencement Ceremony
8:00pm Master’s/Specialist’s Degree Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, April 29
9:00am Bachelor’s Degree Commencement Ceremony
2:00pm Bachelor’s Degree Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, April 30
9:00am Bachelor’s Degree Commencement Ceremony
2:00pm Bachelor’s Degree Commencement Ceremony

In addition to these six ceremonies at the O’Connell Center, there are numerous ceremonies coordinated by individual colleges that will take place in either the O’Connell Center, University Auditorium or Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Please see the complete listing of Spring Commencement Ceremonies by clicking on the following link:

Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through Friday, March 17, 2017. 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. 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 Director of Commencement 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 spring semester, please order your regalia on or before the March 17th deadline.

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