Fall 2021 Commencement Information

Published: September 29th, 2021

Category: Memos

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements


This fall, there will be four university-wide commencement ceremonies

  • Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Friday, December 17th at 2:00pm
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony # 1

(Health & Human Performance; Liberal Arts & Sciences; Medicine; Nursing; Pharmacy; Public Health & Health Professions; Veterinary Medicine)

on Friday, December 17th at 7:30pm

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #2

(Education, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering; Journalism & Communications) on Saturday, December 18th at 10:00am

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Ceremony #3

(Agricultural & Life Sciences; Arts; Design, Construction & Planning; Warrington College of Business) on Saturday, December 18th at 3:00pm

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

Ordering Regalia

Regalia can be ordered now through November 5, 2021. Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (cap-gown@ufl.edu, 392-0194). Orders can be placed directly through our vendor Herff Jones on their site here: https://facultydirect.herffjones.com/ (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 Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PharmD will be hooded by designated faculty members from that program.

Faculty designated as escorts and/or hooders will receive an e-mail from the Director of the Commencements with further details about responsibilities, assembly times and hooding instructions approximately one month prior to commencement. However, if you have a doctoral candidate scheduled to graduate during this semester, please order your regalia on or before the November 5, 2021 deadline.

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