Walking Out-of-Term (WOOT) is when a student close to finishing their degree, or who has recently finished their degree, 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:
- Health-related 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. A person WOOTing 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
Please Note: WOOT applications for the Spring '22 semester are due by Friday, February 18.
Click here to review the full UF WOOT policy.
- 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 Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
CALS: Dr. Joel Brendemuhl email@example.com
ARTS: Jennifer Hodges firstname.lastname@example.org
DCP: Pat De Jong email@example.com
EDU: Marcy Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
HHP: Sarah Eberhart email@example.com
H.W. CoE: Janna Underhill firstname.lastname@example.org
J&C: CJC Advising email@example.com
CLAS: CLAS Advising CLASgraduation@advising.ufl.edu
NURS: Dominic Purcell firstname.lastname@example.org
PHARM: COP Graduate Programs email@example.com
PHHP: Candice Vogtle firstname.lastname@example.org
VET MED: Sara Rubinstein email@example.com
WCB: upload the form here WCB Form Upload Page