Ceremony Information

Bachelor's Information

The USF Commencement ceremony is a most dignified event and quite a bit different than what you may have experienced in high school.

For the ceremony, you will arrive at the Yuengling Center Corral (formerly the USF Sun Dome Corral). The entrance to the Corral is to the left of Gate A. Here you will locate your College and get your ceremony reader card. You will then proceed downstairs to the arena floor to be seated with the other students from your college. Faculty Marshals will help you on the arena floor.

Because seating is first come, first seated, we advise that you arrive when the doors open. For all ceremonies, doors open 90 minutes prior to the ceremony time. We do not seat graduates alphabetically so you are able to sit with friends in your college.

  • You must RSVP to attend Commencement in advance. There is no fee to attend, other than the cost of regalia.
  • Be sure you order your regalia from the USF Bookstore.

Volunteers from the USF Alumni Association will be on hand in the Corral the day of the ceremony to assist you in putting your regalia on properly.

Your name will only be in ceremony program if you apply to graduate before the semester deadline which is published on the USF Registrar’s website.

The USF Commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed via a webcast on our website for guests who are unable to attend Commencement in person.

Please make sure to visit our FAQ page and don’t hesitate to email our office with any questions.