Ceremony Information

Master's Information

Master’s candidates are easy to identify at the ceremony as they wear their ceremonial hood. The hoods have USF green and gold and are edged and bound with the velvet color appropriate for the degree being awarded. For Tampa ceremonies, Masters students arrive on the arena floor wearing their hoods.

For check-in, please 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 receive your ceremony reader card. Then you will proceed downstairs to the arena floor to be seated with other students from your college. Faculty Marshals will help you on the arena floor.

  • Master’s candidates need to RSVP if they wish to attend Commencement. There is no fee to attend other than the cost of regalia.
  • For Master’s regalia, only the hood is worn with the robe- no medallions, sashes or cords that you may have earned as an undergraduate are not worn on a Master’s robe.

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