Steps to Graduation

1. Apply for your degree via Oasis by February 6
    (this deadline ensures that name will be printed in the 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: February 27, 11:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Tampa campus: February 28 - March 2, 11:00AM to 3:00PM
  • USF Health Rotunda: March 7, 11:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Sarasota - Manatee campus: March 8, 11:00AM to 2:00PM

3. RSVP to participate in the Commencement ceremony, end of February

4. Attend SAILebration Monday, May 1 (Spring and Fall only)

5. Check your email for ceremony updates

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

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

8. Join the Alumni Association

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

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


Spring 2023 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than February, 6 2023.

Summer 2023 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than June, 12 2023.

On time application guarantees your name will appear in the printed 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.