UF to celebrate fall commencement 

UF Exactech Arena Stephen C. O'Connell Center
UF Exactech Arena Stephen C. O'Connell Center (Courtesy UF Athletics)
Courtesy UF Athletics

More than 4,600 UF students are expected to graduate during four commencement ceremonies to be held in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center this week. 

The first ceremony, celebrating 200 doctoral graduates, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday. 

Bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degree graduates from the College of Health and Human Performance, College of Journalism and Communications, College of Nursing, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Warrington College of Business will begin their ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday.  

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Brian Ray
Courtesy of UF Brian Ray

The bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degrees commencement ceremony for the College of Arts; College of Design, Construction, and Planning; College of Education; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Medicine, and College of Pharmacy will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday. 

Bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degree graduates from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will begin their ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday. 

According to a UF press release, the fall 2022 graduates hail from six continents, representing 73 countries and 46 states.  

UF President Kent Fuchs is the faculty speaker for all three bachelor’s and master’s ceremonies. 

The faculty speaker for the doctoral ceremony is Brian Ray, director of UF’s Poe Business Ethics Center and master lecturer of leadership and ethics in the Warrington College of Business. 

For more information, visit the UF commencement website.  

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That’s a LOT of grads! Still wondering if it’s a good thing to have so many students from so many different countries. Out of that class, I’m still left in the dark about how many are foreign nationals.