Summer 2018 Commencement Information

Published: June 15th, 2018

Category: Memos

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

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

There will be two university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, August 10th at 4:00pm) and a Master’s/Specialist’s/Bachelor’s Degrees Ceremony (Saturday, August 11th at 10:00am).

Ordering Regalia: Regalia orders will be accepted through June 26, 2018. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). An order form can be found at 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 PharmD 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 June 26, 2018 deadline.

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