Collge of Design, Construction & Planning
Commencement LAE

DCP Commencement

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DCP Commencement Live Webcast

The processional will start at 2:45 p.m. on May 2.

If you have any problems with this link, please follow the link available on the UF Commencement website.

College of Design, Construction and Planning
Spring 2015 Commencement

May 2, 2015 at 3 p.m. (processional starts at 2:45 p.m.)
Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Directions
Parking
Venue Information

Links

UF Commencement Website
Important Dates for Students
Academic Dates and Deadlines
Webcasts and Photos From Previous Commencements
Spring 2015 Commencement Schedule
Regalia Information (Cap and Gown): UF Commencement Website / UF Bookstore


Day of Ceremony

Arrive at 2 p.m.

Candidates will need to arrive at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Master’s students should enter through the stage door. Bachelor’s students should enter the back stage area through the hallway door from the lobby. View map.

Please be on time. Candidates should arrive promptly at 2 p.m. Candidates who arrive late must march at the end of the procession. Once the procession begins at 2:45 p.m., there is no opportunity to join your group. Candidates will be seated on the stage, so late arrivals may have to sit off stage.

Do Not Bring Valuable Items, such as purses

Do not bring items of value with you such as purses, cameras, etc. There will be no secure storage. The college is not responsible for items left backstage.

Name Card

When you pick up your regalia at the UF Bookstore, you will be given a name card. This card is very important and will allow you easy entrance into the Phillips Center. Please bring it with you to commencement and do not mutilate, fold or damage this card in any way.

Before arriving, please complete the front and back of the card. You will retain this card until you are ready to be individually recognized during the ceremony. When you reach the front of the stage, you will hand your card to the announcer. To help ensure the correct pronunciation of your name, please read these guidelines.

Regalia

Candidates should arrive wearing their caps and gowns. Men should wear dark trousers and dark shoes. Women should wear dark clothing and dark shoes. Coats and jackets are not recommended.

The academic mortarboard (cap) must be worn during the processional and when standing; you may remove it while you are seated. Men should remove their caps during the National Anthem and university’s alma mater.

Candidates for a baccalaureate degree should place the tassel on the right side of the mortarboard until the degree is conferred; tassels are moved to the left side when the degree is conferred.

All other degree candidates should place the tassel on the left side of the mortarboard, where it will remain.

Guests

Guests must bring tickets and should be seated for the processional by 2:45 p.m. Commencement protocol does not permit seating of guests during the processional; late arrivals must wait to be seated until the processional ends. General admission seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets

The Phillips Center for Performing Arts requires tickets for entrance to all events, including commencement. If you have extra tickets that you are not using, please turn them into Katelyn Weber in 364 ARCH or bring them with you to commencement and turn them in at the college’s information table in the lobby. This will allow us to give them to others who might need the tickets.

Candidates picking up tickets at commencement: See Katelyn Weber at the college information table in the lobby.

Webcast

The college has arranged to have the DCP Commencement webcast during the ceremony on May 3. In addition, the video stream will be archived so that you can view it after the ceremony. The link to the webcast will begin streaming at 2:45 p.m. on May 2.

Photographs

All commencement guests should remain in their seats while taking photographs or video. Photographs of the graduates as they cross the stage are available through companies that have contracts with the university. These companies will contact you about purchasing professional photographs.

Diplomas

Diplomas are ordered for all graduating students by the Office of the University Registrar. Diplomas are ordered following the end of the graduation term for that term’s graduating class, as soon as the individual schools and departments have posted their graduates’ degrees to the students’ educational records.Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent home mailing address. Please verify your permanent mailing address here.

Questions

If you have additional questions about commencement, please contact us by email at graduation@dcp.ufl.edu or call Katelyn Weber at 352-294-1421.

Links

UF Commencement Website
Important Dates for Students
Academic Dates and Deadlines
Webcasts and Photos From Previous Commencements
Spring 2015 Commencement Schedule
Regalia Information (Cap and Gown): UF Commencement Website / UF Bookstore