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History of Commencement 

The University of South Florida’s first Commencement was in 1963, where 325 degrees were conferred. The first Honorary Doctoral degree was actually presented years earlier, on September 26, 1960 during the opening convocation of the university.

The following is a timeline of USF Commencement throughout the years:

September 26, 1960

1963

June 14, 1970

June 13, 1971

1974

1988

April 21, 1999

February 23, 2000

2001

December 13, 2003

May 7, 2005

May 6, 2006

December 16, 2006

May 3, 2007

December 15, 2007

December 13, 2009

August 6, 2011

May 1, 2015

Commencement Programs