Commencement

FAQ

 

How do I register for Commencement and when do I need to register by?

Information coming soon.

Where are the Commencement ceremonies held?

Commencement will be held at the Tampa campus Yuengling Center for all graduates from all campuses.

Is parking free?

Parking is free on the Tampa campus for Commencement weekend.

What time should graduates and guests arrive?

Doors open 60 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony; please remain in your vehicle and do not congregate outside the building until doors are open. Seating is first come, first served and no tickets are required. Seat saving is not allowed. Graduates should arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

How long does the ceremony usually last?

Ceremonies typically last between 60 - 90 minutes.

Are ceremonies streamed online?

Ceremonies at the Tampa campus inside the Yuengling Center are livestreamed via the USF YouTube channel.

Are tickets required for guests?

There are no tickets required for guests to attend Commencement and no limit on how many guests each graduate may bring.

I am a health sciences student, which ceremony do I attend?

The health sciences major is transitioning out of the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Information to the College of Public Health. Please contact your academic advisor to see which college you are officially graduating from so you register to attend correctly.

How will COVID-19 affect the ceremonies?

As the university continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our students and guests, faculty and staff remain our top priority. Updates and important information will be communicated to students as they become available. We encourage those who plan on attending to be flexible in their plans should any changes occur.