Steps to Graduation

1. Apply for your degree via OASIS by February 16 (ensures that your name will be listed in the online Commencement program). Note: the Graduation Date listed on OASIS, is the date listed on your diploma and not necessarily the day you will participate in Commencement. Applying for your degree and registering to participate in Commencement are two different processes.

2. Attend Grad Stampede/Order Regalia
your regalia (cap, gown, tassel), graduation announcements, invitations, and/or class rings from your campus bookstore on the following dates

  • St. Petersburg: February 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tampa: February 27 - 29, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sarasota-Manatee: March 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3. Register to participate in the Commencement (available at the end of February)

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

5. Attend SAILebration Monday, April 29 (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!


Spring 2024 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than February, 16 2024.

Summer 2024 graduates must apply to graduate, via OASIS, no later than June, 21 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.