Summer 2021 Commencement Scheduled for August 21-22 at Yuengling Center

Ceremonies open to summer 2021 graduates and previous graduates from 2020 and spring 2021.



The university will return to the Tampa campus Yuengling Center for its 124th Commencement. Two ceremonies will be hosted for summer 2021 graduates and up to four ceremonies will be hosted for previous graduates from 2020 and spring 2021 who did not attend an in-person ceremony.

Saturday, August 21, 9:00 a.m.

Summer 2021 graduates from the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Muma College of Business, Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Taneja College of Pharmacy and College of Public Health

Saturday, August 21, 1:30 p.m.

Summer 2021 graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, Patel College of Global Sustainability, College of Graduate Studies, College of Marine Science, College of The Arts and the Office of Undergraduate Studies

Note: The College of Graduate Studies contains only the M.S. of cybersecurity and the Office of Undergraduate Studies contains the B.G.S. and B.S.A.S. degrees. If you are not receiving one of those degrees, you are graduating from one of the remaining 12 colleges. If you are unsure of your college of study please contact your academic advisor.

Summer 2021 graduates must register to attend by Friday, August 13. Remember, the Commencement registration is separate from completing the graduation application on OASIS and registration is required to attend a ceremony.

Previous 2020 and Spring 2021 Graduates

Ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for August 21, 6:00 p.m. and August 22, 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for previous graduates who did not have a chance to attend an in-person ceremony. Graduates who wish to attend must register to attend by Friday, July 30 to allow for ample planning and to appropriately assign and schedule ceremonies. Those who plan on attending should allow for flexibility as final ceremony assignments will not be announced until early August. Once capacity has been reached for these ceremonies, we will be unable to accommodate additional students, so do not delay in submitting your registration.

Health and Safety and Guest Policies

In keeping with university policy, face coverings are not required but are strongly encouraged for those who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All ceremonies are subject to change in the event of changes in guidance from the CDC, public health experts or university officials to protect the health and safety of our community.

We are pleased to announce that tickets will not be required for guests and there are no limits on how many guests each student may bring; guests are encouraged to arrive early at each ceremony as seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Commencement Details

The information on this website pertains exclusively to registering to participate in commencement exercises only and is not related to your eligibility of degree conferral.


Apply to Graduate

Summer 2021 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than June, 14 2021. On time application guarantees your name will appear in the printed Commencement program.

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Next Steps On Your Career Path

Career Center services are still available upon graduation to assist you with your job search needs. There are various events and resources open to all alumni at any time, including career fairs, employer information sessions, and other resources.

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