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Summer Commencement 2022

USF to confer more than 2,700 degrees during summer commencement ceremonies

The University of South Florida will award more than 2,700 degrees during summer commencement scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6. The ceremonies include recipients of 1,789 bachelor’s, 755 master’s, three educational specialist, and 170 doctoral degrees.

The group features 15 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, 68 student veterans and includes graduates from 41 states and 70 nations. At 18 years old, the youngest graduate is earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. The oldest graduate, who is 75 years old, is receiving a bachelor’s degree in general studies.

USF President Rhea Law will preside over all ceremonies, which will be held at the Yuengling Center on the Tampa campus.


Saturday, August 6

9 a.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and The Arts and the Office of Undergraduate Studies (approximately 560 graduates expected to attend).

1:30 p.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the colleges of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing and Public Health (approximately 520 graduates expected to attend).

7 p.m.: Master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degree recipients from all colleges: Arts and Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, Education, Engineering, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Graduate Studies, Marine Science, Morsani College of Medicine, Nursing, Taneja College of Pharmacy, Public Health and The Arts (approximately 610 graduates expected to attend). 

Graduates include a 75-year-old civil rights activist earning a degree more than 55 years after starting at USF, a 23-year-old earning a doctorate in engineering and a veteran who overcame PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

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