Campus :

USF Sarasota-Manatee 


Spring 2019 - Masters & Bachelor candidates. 

Ceremony Date / Time / Location:

Monday, May 6, 2019
6:30 PM at the Bradenton Area Convention Center 
1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221 (map)

Commencement Contacts:

Darren Gambrell

Kimberly Mones

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 1.  
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 April 26, 2019 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:

March 21 in the USFSM Main Rotunda  

At Grad Stampede, you can order class rings and invitations, take free headshots, vote for Outstanding Professor and learn more about the USF Alumni Association Membership.  

Cap & Gown:

Orders can be placed at the USFSM Bookstore located at 6301 N. Tamiami Trail (open M-Th 9 to 5 and Fridays from 9-3).  The USFSM Bookstore can be contacted at 941-355-5252  or 

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/Intertional Student sashes:

For information on how to order your Academic Honors sash please contact the USFSM Bookstore at (941) 355-5252. 

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.

Fall 2019:

Monday, December 16, 2019