December 2020 Commencement Information

Fall 2020 Commencement will be held virtually.  

Virtual Commencement Schedule - Friday, December 11th

The 162nd Commencement Ceremonies will be streamed virtually on USF's website,  YouTube, and Facebook

Schedule - (all times PST)

  • 9:30 AM - Commencement Mass
  • 12:00 PM - The College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2:00 PM - School of Nursing and Health Professions 
  • 4:00 PM - School of Management

Additional information, including links to access the live stream of the ceremonies, will be posted on the Commencement Website as soon as they become available.


Eligible graduating students will be sent an email to their USF account on November 2nd requesting they complete a Regalia Mailing Address Survey (due November 6).  Regalia will be shipped in late November with domestic deliveries arriving by December 1st.  School of Education Master level students will be mailed their regalia next Spring.

Regalia packages will include; cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Eligible undergraduate students receiving University Honors will also be sent an honors sash.

*Please note that all other sashes, stoles, and cords distributed by other honor societies, organizations, and programs will not be included in this package. Please contact those individual departments/programs regarding those items. 

Degrees and Diplomas

Fall 2020 degrees will be awarded by March 1, 2021 with diplomas arriving by April 1st for domestic deliveries and by June 1st for most international deliveries. 

Please confirm and/or update your diploma mailing address in your myUSF portal, under the Personal Information tab, no later than Friday, December 18th. 

*International deliveries may arrive after December 1st due to COVID-19 mailing restrictions and additional processing times at customs. 

Class Rings & Announcements

  • Next Virtual Class Ring Sale (December 1st and 2nd!) - Book an Appointment with a Jostens representative. 
  • Order a USF Class Ring and Announcements on the USF Jostens Page.

Virtual Commencement Toolkit

Download yard and window sign templates, Zoom backgrounds, Instagram frames through our Virtual Commencement Toolkit to celebrate your achievement.