Walking Out-of-Term (WOOT) is when a student who is nearing the completion of their degree, or someone who has recently graduated, requests the privilege of walking in a semester’s ceremony other than the one they are graduating, or have graduated, in.
There are several reasons a person may request to WOOT, including, but not limited to:
- Medical hardship associated with their scheduled graduation weekend
- Military relocation for the graduate or spouse during their scheduled graduation weekend
- International VISA travel restriction for the graduate or immediate family members associated with their scheduled graduation weekend
Approval of a WOOT request is at the discretion of the college, and subject to the availability of seats in the requested ceremony.
A person approved to WOOT at a ceremony will be permitted to participate in the ceremony as a graduate would; their name will be called, they’ll walk across the stage and shake their dean’s hand. WOOT participants would take part in the activities involved in the ceremony.
However, persons who are WOOTing are not graduates of that semester, and are not extended additional rights or privileges of graduates of that semester, including, but not limited to:
- Having their name printed in the commencement program for that semester
- Receiving a diploma in that semester
Click here to view the full UF WOOT Policy
Please note: WOOT applications for the Fall '21 semester are due by October 11.
- Application for WOOT Request
To apply to WOOT, fill out the form and submit it to the appropriate person in your college for review.
WOOT applications are due by October 11.
CALS: Dr. Joel Brendemuhl firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS: Jennifer Hodges email@example.com
DCP: Pat De Jong firstname.lastname@example.org
EDU: Marcy Davis email@example.com
HHP: Sarah Eberhart firstname.lastname@example.org
H.W. CoE: Janna Underhill email@example.com
J&C: CJC Advising firstname.lastname@example.org
CLAS: CLAS Advising CLASgraduation@advising.ufl.edu
NURS: Dominic Purcell email@example.com
PHARM: COP Graduate Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
PHHP: Candice Vogtle email@example.com
VET MED: Sara Rubinstein firstname.lastname@example.org
WCB: upload the form here WCB Form Upload Page