Commencement Information

You’re almost there! Please read below for important Summer 2017 Commencement
information, and make sure to check your registration status.

Campus : USF Sarasota-Manatee does not hold a summer Commencement ceremony, but
participates in the USF System ceremonies on the USF Tampa Campus
Ceremony: Summer 2017 Masters & Bachelor candidates. USF Sarasota-Manatee Summer
graduates are encouraged to participate in the USF System ceremonies on the USF Tampa campus on August 5.  More information is below and at
Ceremony Date / Time / Location: Saturday, August 5th, 2017 1:30 PM.  USF Sun Dome (map) , USF Tampa Campus
Student Coordinator: For information about Grad Stampede or Graduate Check-In, please contact:
Darren Gambrell
Event Coordinator Michael Ayres
Early Walk / Delayed Walk Registration Early Walk / Delayed Walk registration is not available for USFSM students participating in the Summer 2017 ceremonies.
Apply to Graduate: Before you register for the ceremony, be sure you have applied to graduate. You may apply online through OASIS at . Click on the Student tab, then Apply to Graduate and follow the prompts.  The online application is linked to a graduation survey, there are no paper forms. You must complete the survey before you can apply to graduate.  Applications for Graduation must be received in your college advising office by the fourth week of the term in which you plan on completing all degree requirements. Contact the Office of Student Services for instructions if you have any questions about the application process
Ceremony Registration Deadline: July 28, 2017.  USF System ceremonies registration
Grad Stampede:

Each semester, the USF Tampa Bookstore hosts the Grad Stampede. This multiple day event is held in the middle of each semester and gives graduates the opportunity to order their cap and gown (regalia), graduation announcements, class rings, honor sashes and more. For information on this semester’s event, contact the USF Tampa Bookstore at (813) 974-2067 or visit the bookstore website.

Cap & Gown: For information on how to order your cap and gown please contact the USFSM Bookstore(941) 355-5252.
Graduation Announcements: You may order your class rings and graduation announcements through Herff Jones or at the Grad Stampede. 
Honor Society and International Students sashes: For information about Honor Society sashes, contact Darren Gambrell at
941-359-4263,  International Students may contact
Amela Malkic at 941-359-4314, for information about ordering
international sashes
Tickets: Tickets are not required for this ceremony.
Time For Graduate To Arrive: 90 minutes prior to the ceremony
Where To Report: Report to the main entrance of the USF Sun Dome.  Follow the signs to “Graduate Check-In.”
Special Services: Guests and Graduates with special needs will be accommodated. Please contact Mary Dooley at 813-974-1816
Parking Information: Parking at the USF Sun Dome during Commencement is free.
Commencement Program Listing: Friday, June 9, 2017 is the deadline to apply for Summer graduation.  Names published in this Commencement program are a list of candidates who have applied to graduate for this term.

Your name may not appear if the application was not submitted by the application to graduate deadline, or for those who applied to graduate in an earlier term (‘early walk’) or who plan to apply in a later term (‘late walk’).

Names are also not printed for those who elected total privacy on their university record. The list of candidates in this program is not a certified list of graduates.

Future Ceremonies: Fall 2017 – Monday, December 11, 2017.  6:30 PM.  Bradenton Area Convention Center, Palmetto, Florida