Spring 2024 Commencement Information

Published: March 13th, 2024

Category: Memos

Jason Degen, Director of Commencements

Spring 2024 Commencement Information


This spring, there will be two university commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office:

  • Doctoral Degrees Ceremony on Thursday, May 2nd 9am -11am (processional to begin at 8:40am) Stephen C. O’Connell Center
  • University Wide Ceremony on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00pm (processional to begin at 6:30pm). Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Additionally, except for the Colleges of Dentistry, Pharmacy and Levin College of Law, each college will hold their own recognition ceremony at a designated time during the same weekend. Dates, times, and locations vary and can be found at: https://commencement.ufl.edu/spring/event-schedule/college-recognition-ceremonies/

Ordering Regalia
Regalia orders will be accepted through March 22 through this link: https://facultydirect.herffjones.com/site/welcome (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 the university wide or doctoral commencement ceremony as a platform party member or as an escort and/or hooding faculty member for doctoral degree candidates.

Colleges will determine whether participating faculty will be required to wear regalia at their recognition 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, Doctor of Musical Arts and Doctor of Athletic Training 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 March 22 deadline.

Marshal Robes
Faculty members serving as a marshal at the university-wide ceremonies do NOT need to order academic regalia – a marshal robe is provided to all marshals, free of charge, for use at the university-wide commencement ceremonies.

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