Commencement Information

Important information about Spring 2015 USF Sarasota-Manatee Commencement. If you are a graduating student, please read this additional information before registering for commencement.

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Campus : USF Sarasota-Manatee
Ceremony: Spring 2015 Masters & Bachelor candidates.
Ceremony Date / Time / Location: Sunday, May 3, 2015. Ceremony starts promptly at 2:00 PM.
Bradenton Area Convention Center (formerly the Manatee Civic and Convention Center)
Student Coordinator: For information about honors and international sashes, please contact:
Darren Gambrell
Event Coordinator Michael Ayres
Apply to Graduate: Before you register for the ceremony, be sure you have applied to graduate. You may apply online through OASIS at .  Log in to OASIS, then click on the Student tab, then Apply to Graduate and follow the prompts.  The online application is linked to an online graduation survey.  Both the application and survey are provided for your convenience as an alternative to filing a paper application with your college advising office.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: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Be sure to register to participate in the ceremony
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Grad Stampede: March 18th in the Main Rotunda.  For more information contact Darren L. Gambrell, 941.359.4263,
Cap & Gown: Contact the Bookstore.
Graduation Announcements: Order your graduation announcements
Honor Society and International Students sashes: Order your Honors and International Sashes
Tickets: Tickets are not required for this ceremony.
Time For Graduate To Arrive: Graduates should arrive at the graduate check-in area by 12:30 p.m.
Where To Report: Report to the main entrance of the Convention Center.
Special Services: Graduates and family members with special needs will be accommodated.  If you are graduating and require special services please E-mail the coordinator of disability services at or call 941-359-4714
Parking Information: Parking at the Convention Center during Commencement is free.
Future Ceremonies: Fall 2015 – Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center in Palmetto, FL.Summer 2015– USF Sarasota-Manatee does not hold a summer Commencement ceremony. USF Sarasota-Manatee Summer graduates are encouraged to participate in the USF System ceremonies on the USF Tampa campus (Saturday, August 8, 2015) at the USF Sun Dome.