Steps to Graduation

1. Apply for your degree via Oasis by September 18*
    *ensures that your name will be listed in the online commencement brochure

2. Attend Grad Stampede
        a. Order/purchase your regalia (cap, gown, tassel)
        b. Order your graduation announcements/invitations/class rings, etc.

        • St. Petersburg campus: October 2, 11am - 2pm
        • Tampa campus: October 3 - 5, 11am - 3pm
        • Sarasota Manatee campus: October 11, 11am - 2pm

3. Register to participate in the Commencement

4. Check your account in OASIS to ensure you have a $0 balance and no holds

5. Attend SAILebration Monday, December 4 (Spring and Fall only)

6. Check your email for ceremony updates

7. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, visit the USF Bookstore to purchase an honors
medallion 2 weeks prior to Commencement

8. International Students: pick up your international sash from International Student Services during the week of Commencement

9. Join your USF Alumni Association!

10. Be successful in your final exams, dissertation defense or thesis completion

11. Enjoy your Commencement ceremony and Congratulations on your graduation
from the University of South Florida!


Fall 2023 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than September, 18 2023.

Spring 2024 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than February, 5 2024.

On time application guarantees your name will appear in the online Commencement program.


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.