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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Graduation Information


Academic regalia is the required attire for any commencement ceremony.

University-wide Doctoral Recognition Ceremony: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 9 a.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Graduates will be individually recognized and hooded on stage; for all university doctoral graduates.

University-wide Commencement Ceremony: Friday, April 29, 2022, 7 p.m., Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Degrees are conferred by the university president and students will turn their tassel; for all university graduates.

CALS Student Recognition Ceremony: Sunday, May 1, 2022, 9 a.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Graduates will be individually recognized on stage; for CALS master's and bachelor's graduates only.

  • Students will have their names called, cross the stage, and shake hands with their department chair/representative and CALS Dean Elaine Turner. 
  • Graduates will line up at Gate 4. Gate 4 will open at 7:30 a.m. Graduates should arrive no later than 8 a.m. 
  • Guests will enter through Gates 1& 3. Doors for guests will open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Normal facility security policies will be in place (https://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu/general-information/security-policies/).
  • The processional will begin at ~8:30 a.m. The National Anthem will be played at 9:00 AM. Encourage your guests to be in their seats by 8:30 a.m.
  • There will be a recessional of all graduates after the ceremony; you will not be permitted to leave early.
  • Regalia (cap and gown) is required. 
  • Bring your NAME CARD to this ceremony. 
  • Live webcast at https://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/a12f7819484d4845ad1ba33333df86f71d.
ADDITIONAL FAQ'S
  • What if I lost my name card or didn't receive one?
    • We will have extra blank cards the morning of the ceremony. You may fill one out by hand. 
  • As a master's student, do I need to wear my hood or will I get hooded on stage?
    • Master's students are to arrive with their hood already on their person. You will not be hooded on stage. 
  • My family is trying to time when I will walk across stage. Will we walk in alphabetical order?
    • No, students will not walk the stage in alphabetical order. You will walk by department and names will not be alphabetized within that department.  
  • Where should my family park?
    • Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., parking restrictions will be lifted all over campus; this will be true for all lots and garages on campus unless otherwise labeled.

For additional information regarding commencement, please visit the University of Florida commencement website.

Contact Ryan Perez (ryan.perez@ufl.edu) with additional questions.

Line Up Locations


MajorLine Up LocationMarshal
Agricultural Education and Communication Practice Court Jamie Loizzo
Agricultural Operations Management Practice Court Adam Watson
Animal Sciences Practice Court Allyson Trimble
Biology Practice Court Britta Osborne
Botany Practice Court Britta Osborne
Dietetics Between Gates 1 & 4, downstairs Katherine Witrick
Entomology and Nematology Practice Court Dan Hahn
Environmental Management in
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Orange and Blue Room Pawel Petelewicz
Environmental Science Orange and Blue Room Ashley Martin
Family, Youth and Community Sciences Practice Court Kate Fletcher
Food and Resource Economics Between Gates 1 & 4, downstairs Zhifeng Gao
Food Science Between Gates 1 & 4, downstairs Katherine Witrick
Forest Resources and Conservation Orange and Blue Room Amr Abd-Elrahman
Geomatics Orange and Blue Room Amr Abd-Elrahman
Horticultural Science Orange and Blue Room Jeffrey Brecht
Marine Sciences Orange and Blue Room Amr Abd-Elrahman
Master's candidates (all majors) Between Gates 2 & 3, downstairs William Peletier
Microbiology and Cell Science Orange and Blue Room Daniel Czyz
Natural Resource Conservation Orange and Blue Room Amr Abd-Elrahman
Nutritional Sciences Between Gates 1 & 4, downstairs Katherine Witrick
Plant Science Orange and Blue Room Erin Alvarez
Soil and Water Science Orange and Blue Room Pawel Petelewicz
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Orange and Blue Room Miguel Acevedo