Spring 2018 Commencement Information
Steph McBride, Director of Commencements
Ceremonies: This spring, the university-wide commencement ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
There will be seven university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, May 4th at 9:00am), two Master’s/Specialist’s Degrees Ceremonies (Friday, May 4th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm), and four Bachelor’s Degrees Ceremonies (Saturday, May 5th at 9:00am and 2:00pm, and Sunday, May 6th at 9:00am and 2:00pm).
Please see the complete listing of Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies by clicking on the following link:
Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through March 9, 2018. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form may be found at https://commencement.ufl.edu. Click on “Academic Regalia,” then “Faculty Regalia Order” at the bottom of that menu. 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 or hooding faculty member 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. Candidates for Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Physical Therapy will be hooded by designated faculty members of that program. Faculty designated as escorts or hooders will receive an e-mail from the Office of the Provost 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 March 9, 2018 deadline.