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October 27, 2009


TO:		University of Florida Graduate Faculty

FROM:		Donna K. Stricker, 
		Director, Presidential Events and Commencement	
SUBJECT:	Fall 2009 Commencement Information

Ceremonies:  An Advanced Degree Ceremony (all colleges; Ph.D., Ed.D., Au.D., D.P.M., Masters Specialists) will be held at 4:00pm on Friday, December 18, 2009, in the O'Connell Center.  On Saturday, December 19, 2009, two undergraduate degree ceremonies, at 10:00am and 2:00pm, will also be held in the O'Connell Center.  Please refer to the fall commencement schedule at for the college assignments.  Please note that a separate ceremony will be hosted by the College of Pharmacy on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 10:00am at the HPNP Auditorium.

Ordering Regalia:   The deadline for ordering academic regalia is Thursday, October 29, 2009.  Information on ordering regalia is available from the UF Bookstore (392-0194). Faculty regalia order forms are available on-line at  Payment is required when placing an order; this payment is refundable until Thursday, December 17, 2009.  Formal academic regalia is required for all faculty members attending commencement.  

Faculty Escorts:  Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Plant Medicine degrees will be assigned an official commencement escort.  Faculty designated as escorts will receive a letter from the Office of the Provost with details about responsibilities and assembly times.  This letter is generally sent two weeks prior to commencement.  However, if you have a graduate student scheduled to graduate during the fall semester, please order your regalia on or before the October 29, 2009 deadline.

Thank you.

The Graduate School