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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

Tobin will be graduating this spring with a bachelor of science in elementary education with endorsements in reading, elementary science instruction and leadership (ESIL) and exceptional student education (ESE).

Student overcomes autism challenges to finish college journey with education degree

For the first four years of Toby Tobin’s college experience, he struggled with coursework and connecting with others.

May 5, 2021Student Life

USF President Steven Currall will preside over spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

USF returns to in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8

The University of South Florida will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this weekend for the first time since December 2019, as COVID-19 forced ceremonies to be held virtually in spring, summer and fall of 2020.

May 3, 2021Campus News

Graphic stating Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement with USF logo

USF to confer more than 5,000 degrees virtually on Dec. 12

The University of South Florida will hold virtual commencement ceremonies for more than 5,000 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 12. This marks the third time USF has recognized students in this unique way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 7, 2020Events

Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tampa Bay Area Landmarks Will Light Up in Green and Gold to Honor USF Graduates

Supporters from throughout the Tampa Bay region are finding creative ways to honor the spring graduating class of 2020

May 6, 2020Campus News, Events

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USF St. Petersburg Virtual Spring Commencement to Uniquely Honor Accomplishments and Perseverance of Students

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus is recognizing the distinct accomplishments of nearly 550 spring graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony that will be available for viewing beginning on Saturday, May 9.

May 4, 2020Campus News, Events

group of graduating students

USF St. Petersburg Fall Commencement to Honor Distinct Accomplishments of Students

USF St. Petersburg will host two ceremonies on Sunday, December 15 at the Mahaffey Theater. Graduates from the Kate Tiedemann College of Business and the College of Education will walk at 1 p.m., and those graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences will walk at 5 p.m.

December 9, 2019Events

Way Bandy

Student Returns to College after 40 Years to Finish Final Class

When Way Bandy first enrolled in college, the Soviet Union just launched Sputnik 1 and “American Bandstand” made its debut on television.

October 22, 2019Student Life

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