Steps to Graduation


Five USF grads, wearing regalia, smile at each other.

1. Apply for Your Degree

Apply for your degree via OASIS by February 16 (ensures that your name will be listed in the online Commencement program). Note: the Graduation Date listed on OASIS, is the date listed on your diploma and not necessarily the day you will participate in Commencement. Applying for your degree and registering to participate in Commencement are two different processes.

2. Attend Grad Stampede/Order Regalia

Order your regalia (cap, gown, tassel), graduation announcements, invitations, and/or class rings from your campus bookstore on the following dates — St. Petersburg: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.| Tampa: Feb. 27 - 29, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sarasota-Manatee: Mar. 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3. Register for Commencement

Register to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Registration will be available at the end of February and close on April 17. You will be required to log in with your USF NetID and password. If you experience issues logging in, please contact or call 813-974-HELP and select option 2. You will receive a confirmation email once you complete the registration. Participation at Commencement is not required, and all eligible graduates will receive their diplomas in the mail approximately six to eight weeks after the end of the semester.

4. Check OASIS

Check your OASIS account to ensure you have a $0 balance and no holds.

5. Check your Email

Check your email for ceremony updates.

6. Honors Medallion

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher can visit any of the campus bookstores two weeks prior to Commencement to purchase an honors medallion.

7. International Students

Pick up your international sash during the week of Commencement from International Student Services.

8. Join Alumni Association

Join your USF Alumni Association!

9. Be Successful

Be successful in your final exams, dissertation defense, or thesis completion.

10. Enjoy Commencement!

Enjoy your Commencement ceremony and congratulations on your graduation from the University of South Florida!