USF Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement

Please join the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus in congratulating our amazing Spring 2020 graduates during virtual commencement ceremonies being conducted for each of the three USF campuses. Faculty, staff, students and their friends and families will be able to watch the ceremonies on the USF Commencement website beginning Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. by clicking the link to our campus ceremony. There is no need to tune in at a specific time, as the commencement video will be archived and available for replay at any time.

Commencement is a vital element of our university community and an important milestone in the lives of our students and their families. Per Board of Governors direction, the spring 2020 commencement scheduled for May is postponed until further notice. We understand this is very disappointing to our graduates and their families. This is not a decision we take lightly, and we are working diligently with student leaders to develop creative alternative solutions to give our graduates the recognition they have rightly earned, including the possibility of expanding August ceremonies to include spring graduates. More details will be provided as soon as possible.

Campus :

USF Sarasota-Manatee

Fall Ceremony at USF Sarasota-Manatee:

Spring 2020 Masters and Bachelor candidates

Ceremony Date / Time / Location:

The spring 2020 commencement scheduled for May is postponed until further notice.

Commencement Contacts:

Darren Gambrell, Commencement Student Coordinator

Kimberly Mones, Commencement Ceremony Coordinator

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 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.  

Deadline to apply is Friday, February 10th.  
Students who do not apply by this date may not have their names included in the Commencement program and may have their degree certification delayed (even if all requirements have been met).

Ceremony Registration Deadline:

In order to participate in the ceremony, you must also RSVP by May 1, 2020, using the link below:

Ceremony RSVP Form

The following forms are used for students participating in a ceremony other than the one in which they will graduate. Both forms require students to meet with advisors to determine eligibility and assign approvals.

USFSM Early Walk Form
USFSM Delayed Walk Form

Grad Stampede:

Grad Stampede has been cancelled. If you are graduating this spring, please look for communication regarding class rings and invitations, free headshots, to vote for Outstanding Professor and learn more about the USF Alumni Association Membership.  

Cap & Gown:

Cap and Gown Order Form

Graduation Announcements:

You may order your class rings and graduation announcements through Herff Jones or at the Grad Stampede. 

Honor Society/International Student Sashes:

Honors Sash Order Form

International sashes are for those graduates whose home country is outside the continental United States.  The sashes bear the same colors as the flag of each nation. Sashes are available from the International Student and Scholars Services Office. International students can place their sash order when they register for the Commencement ceremony.  Sashes maybe be picked up at the Patel Center, CGS101 two days prior to the ceremony.  For more information, visit the International Services page at USF World or call (813) 974-5495.


Tickets are NOT required for this ceremony.

Time For Graduates To Arrive:

60 minutes prior to the ceremony

Where To Report:

Report to the main entrance at the Bradenton Area Convention Center (map) located at 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221.

Special Services:

Graduates with ADA needs should indicate it on the RSVP. You can also contact info or 941-359-4714 for accommodations. 

Commencement Program Listing:

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.  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.

Parking Information:

Parking is at the Bradenton Area Convention Center (map) located at 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221.

Summer 2020: