Fall commencement begins Friday


Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.

Fall commencement for the university of Florida begins at 4 p.m. Friday with the awarding of more than 300 doctoral degrees and master of science degrees in entrepreneurship. Ceremonies continue through Saturday with the awarding of bachelor's degrees and master's degrees by various colleges.

Except where noted, commencement ceremonies will be held at the O'Connell Center. Candidates are expected to arrive 90 minutes early.

About 3,400 students have applied to graduate this fall.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, UF will present bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in the Warrington College of Business Administration and the colleges of Education, Journalism and Communications, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. U.S. Army Sgt. Phillip Pitts, an Iraq veteran, will be honored for his scholarship.

UF also will recognize outstanding four-year scholars Francesca Dickhaus, Kimberly Greenplate, Jeffrey Masse and Emily Snyder.

At 2 p.m., the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences' School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dentistry, Design Construction and Planning School of Building Construction, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health and Human Performance, Nursing, and Public Health and Health Professionals will award diplomas.

The College of Pharmacy will have its own graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Auditorium.

The Levin College of Law will have its commencement at 2 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Courtroom.

All ceremonies will be webcast live. The ceremonies can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @UFlorida. The university encourages that participants include #UFGrad in tweets before and after commencement. People also can follow at the UF Commencement Tagboard at http://ufl.to/ufgrad.

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