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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From fishing campus waters as a kid to graduating with a perfect 4.0

Seth Leskanic has had a personal connection with the USF St. Petersburg campus since he was a kid fishing the waters on the edge of campus. Now he is graduating from his hometown university with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

December 6, 2022Student Life

Alexia Castellon Fall 2022 graduate

Fall graduate stayed on campus to help others evacuate before Hurricane Ian

While pursuing dual degrees in Biology and Health Sciences, producing a podcast on race and equity and working as a resident assistant (RA), Alexia Castellon was also worrying about her family in Fort Myers, who evacuated to a shelter during Hurricane Ian.

December 6, 2022Campus News

Fall Commencement 2022

University of South Florida commencement ceremonies set to take place Dec. 9-10

The University of South Florida will award more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The group features 41 undergraduate students earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 584 student veterans, and includes graduates from 49 states and 84 nations.

December 5, 2022Campus News

Vichetca Keth, first PATHe graduate

St. Petersburg student is first to graduate from PATHe program at USF

A first-generation Asian-American who grew up in the St. Petersburg area, 23-year-old Vichetca Keth is now the first University of South Florida student to graduate from the Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) program. The initiative provides guidance and resources to Pinellas County students interested in obtaining education beyond high school.

August 4, 2022Campus News

Yesmin Delgado

Student’s journey for greater opportunity pays off with 4.0 GPA and coveted internship

Yesmin Delgado Alabart left Cuba at 24 seeking a brighter future. After immigrating to the United States, she settled in Tampa Bay to begin her higher education journey. Now Alabart will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a 4.0 GPA from USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

August 2, 2022Campus News, Student Life

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.

August 1, 2022Campus News

Commencement Spring 2022

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.

May 3, 2022Campus News

Sara Henk

Student who helped new arrivals transition to campus life graduates

For three years, Sara Henk was a welcoming presence for newcomers to campus. As an orientation leader, she helped acclimate first-year students into the community. Now she will be one of 418 students on the St. Petersburg campus graduating this fall.

December 9, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Fall 2021 Commencement

USF to confer more than 4,500 degrees during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10-11

USF will award more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The ceremonies include recipients of approximately 3,433 undergraduate, 1,099 master’s and 181 doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2021Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Delayed by COVID restrictions, a graduate finally celebrates a milestone

After overcoming the challenges of a learning disability, Robert Papadopoulos was proud to earn his college degree. But celebrating that accomplishment with a traditional commencement ceremony took longer than he or anyone else could have imagined.

August 19, 2021Student Life

Abigail Cooper is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in forensic studies and justice.

Teen student overcomes eating disorder to become youngest in graduating class

Teen's determination and focus led her to become the youngest graduate at the University of South Florida’s 2021 summer commencement. At just 19 years old, Abigail Cooper is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in forensic studies and justice.

August 19, 2021Campus News

Summer Commencement 2021

USF to honor summer 2021 class, along with graduates whose ceremonies were impacted by COVID-19, during Aug. 21-22 commencement

The University of South Florida will confer approximately 3,000 degrees during summer commencement scheduled for Aug. 21-22, as ceremonies return to the Yuengling Center in Tampa after being held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in the spring.

August 18, 2021Campus News, Student Life

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