Campus :

USF Sarasota-Manatee 


Fall 2018 - Masters & Bachelor candidates. 

Ceremony Date / Time / Location:

Monday, December 10, 2018 6:30 PM at the Bradenton Area Convention Center (map) located at 1 Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221.

Student Coordinator:

Darren Gambrell

General Inquiries

Amy Farrington

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 to graduate is September 21, 2018.

Ceremony Registration Deadline:

In order to participate in the ceremony, you must also RSVP by November 30, 2018. Link to RSVP for the Fall, 2018 USFSM Commencement Ceremony.

Grad Stampede:

11-2 and 4-6, Thursday, October 25 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.  For more information about Grad Stampede, please view the 2018 Fall Grad Stampede Flyer.

Cap & Gown:

The following are dates for ordering cap and gown:

To pick up your cap and gown at Grad Stampede - orders are due by 3:00 p.m. October 12
To receive your cap and gown by graduation - orders are due November 16

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 / International Students sashes:

For information on how to order your Academic Honors sash please contact the USFSM Bookstore (941) 355-5252. 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 & Scholars Services Office. International students can place their sash order when they register for the Commencement ceremony. Sashes may be picked up in the Patel Center, CGS101 two days prior to the commencement ceremony. For more information, visit the International Services page at USF World or call (813) 974-5495.

2018 Honor Sash Order form


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 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:

September 21st is the deadline to apply for Fall 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.  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.

Future Ceremonies:

Spring ceremony to be announced.