CLAS Convocation

2011 Convocation



October 24, 2011, 6:00 pm
University Memorial Auditorium

Organized by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fall Convocation honors outstanding UF students and faculty. At the ceremony, National Merit, National Achievement, Lombardi Scholars, Stamps Scholars, Community College Transfer Scholars, CLAS Scholars, and CLAS Ambassadors are recognized. The majority of students recognized are Anderson Scholars.

Anderson Scholar Criteria:

  1. Must have completed at least 60 hours toward an undergraduate degree at UF. We do include hours brought in from Dual Enrollment, IB, AP, etc.
  2. Must have at least a 3.90 UF GPA as calculated on or after August 15th of the year of the Convocation ceremony. We do not round up numbers.
    Award categories:
    • Highest Distinction 4.0
    • High Distinction 3.95-3.99
    • Distinction 3.90-3.94
  3. Student must have been full-time for four consecutive semesters at UF with no drops or withdrawls. Full time is no less than 12 hours per semester.
  4. Students do not apply to become Anderson Scholars, the list is pulled automatically and Anderson Scholars are invited to convocation via email. This recognition is not limited to students in CLAS; students from every college become Anderson Scholars.


    Please view the campus parking map to see which lots are within walking distance of the University Auditorium. Parking Garage 4 and the McCarty parking lot both open to the public at 4:30pm. The gated lot west of Tigert Hall is reserved for convocation parking starting at 5pm. The Welcome Center and Reitz Union Garage is always open to guests. A decal is not required to park in most restricted areas on campus after 4:30 pm, but be sure to check signage and never park in a service drive, reserved space or disabled person parking space without the proper decal or permit. Handicap parking is available along the service drive just south of the University Auditorium. Off-campus parking is also available.

    Ceremony FAQ


    RSVPs will be accepted until Friday, October 14. RSVP here. Your name will not be read aloud unless you RSVP that you plan to attend.

    You are unable to attend

    If you are unable to attend the ceremony, please pick up your award in the CLAS Dean's Office within the month following the Convocation ceremony. The office is located at 2014 Turlington Hall and the office hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. Certificates will no longer be available after December 16, 2011.

    The reception

    A reception for convocation attendees will be held prior to the ceremony from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the Keene Faculty Center which is located at 103 Dauer Hall.

    The ceremony

    The ceremony lasts less than an hour. Each awardee who has notified us that they are attending will have their name read aloud. When his/her name is read aloud, each student should stand and remain standing until that group of awardees has been recognized with applause. Certificates and medallions are distributed both before and after the ceremony under the west awning of the University Auditorium. We recommend students pick up the award prior to the ceremony.

    Your attire

    Business casual is recommended. No academic regalia is required for students or for faculty and administrators.

    Significant weather events

    Any changes to the ceremony time or location due to significant weather events (such as hurricanes) will be posted on this website with as much notice as possible.

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