Summer 2021 Commencement Information

Published: June 15th, 2021

Category: Uncategorized


This summer, there will be three university-wide commencement ceremonies

  • Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Friday, August 6th at 2:00pm
  • Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony on Friday, August 6th at 7:30pm
  • Bachelor’s Degrees Ceremony on Saturday, August 7th at 10:00am

All three of these ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. 

Ordering Regalia

Regalia can be ordered now through July 2, 2021. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (, 392-0194). Orders can be placed directly through our vendor Herff Jones on their site here: (note: a browser alternative to Chrome is recommended for this site). 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 and/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 Serving as Escorts and/or Hooders

Candidates for Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Plant Medicine degrees will invite a faculty member to serve as their escort who will also hood them.

Candidates for Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PharmD will be hooded by designated faculty members of that program.

Faculty designated as escorts and/or hooders will receive an e-mail from the Director of the Commencement with further details about responsibilities, assembly times and hooding instructions. This e-mail is generally sent three 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 2, 2021 deadline.

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