Can I attend USF Commencement prior to my official graduation or after my graduation?

Yes, students are permitted to attend USF Commencement one semester early or any time after they graduate. Please contact our office for assistance with registration and more information.

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.

USF's regalia is rented. Can I purchase regalia to keep?

Yes, if interested, regalia is available for purchase

Can I wear my friend's/relative's regalia from a previous year?

In Fall 2023 USF debuted a new regalia design. If your friend/relative purchased their regalia you may borrow; simply ensure you have the correct tassel and/or hood color for your College.