Commencement

Regalia & Sashes

SPRING 2024 GRAD STAMPEDE

Grad Stampede is your first chance to purchase regalia, class rings, announcements, diploma frames and covers and more! Special bundle pricing is available only during the time. Dates and times are below. This event is not required; however a one-stop shop for graduation items.

      • St. Petersburg campus: February 26, 11am - 2pm
      • Tampa campus: February 27 - 29, 11am - 3pm
      • Sarasota Manatee campus: March 6, 11am - 2pm

REGALIA (CAP, GOWN & Tassel)

REQUIREMENTS

Regalia (a cap with tassel and gown for bachelor’s students and a cap with tassel, gown, and hood for master’s and doctoral students) is required to participate in Commencement. Military uniforms may be worn in lieu of regalia. 

Several companies may try to sell regalia. Please be certain that you are getting the USF-approved regalia.

RENTED REGALIA

USF bachelor's ($75 + tax & shipping), master's ($115.50 + tax & shipping), doctoral ($154.50 + tax & shipping) rented regalia can be ordered beginning at Grad Stampede. Orders will be sent to the address provided at the time of payment. The deadline to order and pay standard shipping is March 22. The ordering website will close on March 22 and re-open on March 25 where orders will be charged a RUSH shipping fee until March 29.  The order will be accompanied by a pre-paid return shipping label in which the gown (and master's/doctoral hood) must be returned following Commencement weekend. Graduates keep the cap/tam and tassel.

PURCHAED REGALIA

Interested in purchasing regalia? Bachelor's ($293 + tax & shipping), master's ($481.65 + tax & shipping), doctoral ($1,169.85 + tax & shipping).

USF GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Official USF graduation announcements provided by Herff Jones can be purchased online. Proudly featuring the USF seal, announcements are a great way to celebrate your achievement and let your loved ones know you are earning your degree.

USF CLASS RINGS

Your official USF class rings can be ordered online from Herff Jones. The website showcases a variety of styles and includes online promo codes to save during checkout. You can also visit Herff Jones representatives during ring events and Grad Stampede events throughout the year. Visit their website for dates and times to see when Herff Jones will be on campus.

HONOR SOCIETies

Undergraduate students are welcome to wear University approved stoles during the commencement ceremony. Unauthorized items may not be worn. Master’s candidates do not qualify for honors and may not wear items earned as an undergraduate student.

Undergraduate students who are members of official registered honor societies may opt to purchase and wear a stole. These items can be purchased directly from each society. 

HONORS MEDALLION

Undergraduate students may purchase an honors medallion if their name is on the official graduating with honors list that is provided by the Registrar’s Office. Only undergraduate students wear honors medallions. Medallions are available at the bookstore two weeks prior to Commencement.

JUDY GENSHAFT HONORS COLLEGE

Students completing the curricular and co-curricular requirements in the Judy Genshaft Honors College will receive an honors medallion and their achievement will be noted on their transcript. This recognition is separate from the Registrar’s Office honors graduation distinction, which is based solely on GPA. Judy Genshaft Honors College graduates will also be recognized in a unique ceremony hosted by the college on each of its three home campuses. Honors College eligibility questions should be directed to honors-records@usf.edu.

Learn more about the Judy Genshaft Honors College graduation commencement ceremony.

INTERNATIONAL SASHES

The Office of International Services will reach out to F-1 international graduates by email to place a sash order in the weeks ahead of Commencement. Please make sure you have applied to graduate, as this is the only way to let us know that you are intending to order a sash and participate in Commencement. For questions, please contact Lili Besch-Kramer.