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2022 Spring Commencement

USF to confer more than 6,400 degrees during commencement ceremonies, May 6 - 8

The University of South Florida will award more than 6,400 degrees during spring commencement scheduled for May 6 - 8. The ceremonies include recipients of approximately 4,843 undergraduate, 1,295 master’s and 297 doctoral degrees.

The group features 95 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, 224 student veterans and includes graduates from 50 states and 100 nations. At 18 years old, the youngest graduate is earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. The oldest graduate, who is 68 years old, is receiving a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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

CEREMONY INFORMATION

Friday, May 6

10:00 a.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the Muma College of Business (approximately 620 graduates expected to attend). * Richard Gonzmart will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration.

2:30 p.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the colleges of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Education and the Office of Undergraduate Studies (approximately 580 graduates expected to attend).

7:00 p.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the colleges of Engineering and The Arts (approximately 570 graduates expected to attend).

Saturday, May 7

10:00 a.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the following departments of the College of Arts and Sciences: Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications, Anthropology, Communication, Economics, English, History, Humanities and Cultural Studies, School of Information, School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Journalism and Digital Communication, Philosophy, School of Public Affairs, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and World Languages (approximately 750 graduates expected to attend).

2:30 p.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the following departments of the College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry, School of Geosciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and Psychology (approximately 890 graduates expected to attend). *Leemor Joshua-Tor will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Science and Alexander Mercier will receive the Outstanding Graduate Award.

7:00 p.m.: Bachelor’s degree recipients from the colleges of Nursing and Public Health, and the following departments of the College of Arts and Sciences: Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and Integrative Biology (approximately 840 graduates expected to attend). *Wilton Simpson will receive the President’s Fellow Medallion.

Sunday, May 8

10:00 a.m.: Master’s and educational specialist degree recipients from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, Education, Engineering, Patel College of Global Sustainability, Graduate Studies, Marine Science, and The Arts (approximately 830 graduates expected to attend).

2:30 p.m.: Master’s and doctoral degree recipients from the colleges of USF Health: Morsani College of Medicine, Nursing, Taneja College of Pharmacy, and Public Health (approximately 350 graduates expected to attend).

7:00 p.m.: Doctoral degree recipients from the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, Education, Engineering, Marine Science, and The Arts (approximately 130 graduates expected to attend). * David Satcher will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

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