Class of 2013 Commencement Ceremony
The Commencement Ceremony celebrates the successful completion of your law academic program. Participation in the hooding ceremony does not guarantee that a student has graduated, nor is it a requirement to graduate. However, this ceremony is traditionally a rite of passage, which family and friends anticipate and remember as a formal marker in a graduate's life.
You are eligible to participate if you finished your degree requirements by Fall 2013.
This year's commencement will be held at the Don Taft University Center 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd. Davie, Florida 33314. You will be notified by email when to pick up your tickets.
The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 2:00PM. Graduates should arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. for check-in and instructions.
The ceremony begins with the graduates' processional. Graduates are seated in the front rows. If the graduate has selected a family member or friend to hood him/her, that person is seated in a row behind the graduates. University administrators and the dean welcome the graduates and their guests and speeches are delivered by the faculty member and student that the graduates have elected. Graduates are called to the stage alphabetically and law school staff assists in guiding the graduates and their hooders to the stage. A photographer will take pictures of each graduate's hooding. After some brief closing remarks, the ceremony will conclude. This ceremony generally lasts less than 2 hours.
The ceremony will be immediately followed by a champagne toast for the graduates and their guests.
Wearing your Regalia
Please view the short video for information about wearing your regalia and hooding instructions.
Getting your Diploma
You will not receive a diploma at the graduation ceremony. At the ceremony you will be called to stage and announced as a candidate for graduation. At this time, you will receive a certificate of congratulations. To receive an official diploma you must submit an Application for Degree online. Your diploma will be mailed to you after the university confers your degree. Candidates for graduation must make certain that the correct name and address is on file with the Office of the University Registrar. Contact the Office of the University Registrar by calling 1-800-541-6682, extension 7271, to confirm this and to ask additional questions regarding your diploma.
If you or your hooder's name is difficult to pronounce, or you want your name pronounced a particular way, or if you have questions, please contact: Naomi Scheiner firstname.lastname@example.org at (954) 262-6128.