Ceremony Information

Regalia & Sashes


Grad Stampede will be held on all three of our campuses and is your first chance to purchase regalia, class rings, announcements, diploma frames and covers and more! Special bundle pricing is available only during the event. Dates and times are below. Bachelor’s and master’s regalia may be purchased outside Grad Stampede up until two weeks prior to Commencement. This event is not required; however a one-stop shop for graduation items.

  • St. Petersburg campus: October 3rd 11:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Tampa campus: October 4th, 5th & 6th 10:00AM to 5:00PM
  • Sarasota-Manatee campus: October 18th 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Regalia (Cap & Gown)


Regalia (a cap with tassel and gown for bachelor’s students and a cap with tassel, gown, and hood for master’s and doctoral students) is required to participate in Commencement. Military uniforms may be worn in lieu of regalia. 

Several companies may try to sell regalia. To be certain that you are getting the USF-approved regalia, please order from the USF Bookstore. 


  • Bachelor's set (cap/gown/tassel) = $72.00 plus tax
  • Master's set (cap/gown/tassel/hood) = $109.00 plus tax
  • Doctoral set for purchase (gown/tam/hood): $1075.00 = $795 gown + $165 hood + $115 tam plus tax and shipping
  • Doctoral rental option A: $150.00 = rental gown/hood, keeper tam, plus tax and shipping
  • Doctoral rental option B: $270.00 = rental gown only, keeper hood and tam, plus tax and shipping

Bachelor’s and master’s regalia can be purchased either in person at the USF Bookstore on each campus or online from the USF Bookstore’s website for additional shipping costs. It is recommended you order your regalia at least two weeks prior to Commencement.

Doctoral regalia for purchase needs to be ordered eight weeks prior to the date it is needed. Purchases can be made in person at the Bookstore or directly with Herff Jones online.

Orders for rented doctoral regalia need to be placed by October 28, 2022. Rentals should be placed directly with Herff Jones online. This site will re-open November 1 to November 4 for any late orders (additional $9.00). Please contact the USF Bookstore if you miss the deadline for assistance with pricing and availability.

Doctoral tams are not available for rent due to health considerations. Doctoral students can replace a tam with a mortarboard, but it is not recommended.


Your official USF class rings can be ordered online from Herff Jones. The website showcases a variety of styles and includes online promo codes to save during checkout. You can also visit Herff Jones representatives during ring events and Grad Stampede events throughout the year. Visit their website for dates and times to see when Herff Jones will be on campus.

Honor Society Sashes

Undergraduate students who are members of official registered honor societies may opt to purchase and wear an honor sash. Each sash is custom made for each wearer. This distinction is not for all students who may be graduating with honors, but only for those who are members of honor societies. The deadline for sash orders for the fall 2022 semester is October 7. Please visit the USF Bookstore to order your sash or use this form.


Official USF graduation announcements provided by Herff Jones can be purchased online. Proudly featuring the USF seal, announcements are a great way to celebrate your achievement and let your loved ones know you are earning your degree.


Undergraduate students may purchase an honors medallion if their name is on the official graduating with honors list that is provided by the Registrar’s Office. Only undergraduate students wear honors medallions. Medallions are available at the Bookstore two weeks prior to Commencement.


The Office of International Services will reach out to F-1 international graduates by email to place a sash order in the weeks ahead of Commencement. Please make sure you have applied to graduate, as this is the only way to let us know that you are intending to order a sash and participate in Commencement. For questions, please contact Kristen Zernick.