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  

Cap & Gown:

For information on how to order your cap and gown please contact the USFSM Bookstore941-355-5252.

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.


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.