May 2021 Commencement Information

The May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies will take place virtually on May 21st.

Virtual Commencement Schedule - Friday, May 21st

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

Schedule - (all times PST)

  • 7:30am - Commencement Mass
  • 9:00am - School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • 11:00am - School of Education
  • 1:00pm - College of Arts and Sciences
  • 3:00pm - School of Law
  • 5:00pm - 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.

The Cultural Center's  End of Year Ceremonies (Cultural Commencements) Spring 2021 Recognition Registration & Information


Each eligible graduate will be recognized by name, with an accompanying slide that can include a photo of them and a quote of their choice along with their name, degree, major, and honors.  Students will be contacted to submit their photo and quote prior to commencement. Example of Personalized Virtual Commencement Slides. 


Eligible graduating students will be sent an email to their USF account on April 5th requesting they complete a Regalia Mailing Address Survey (due April 9th). If a student does not complete the survey we will automatically send the regalia to the diploma mailing address we have on file. 

Regalia will be shipped in late April with domestic deliveries approx. 1 week before the virtual ceremonies.  Fall 2020 School of Education Master level students will be mailed their regalia to be able to participate in the Spring ceremony.

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

The custom Green USF Stole can be purchased through Josten's website and is NOT included with your regalia shipment. Allow 5+ weeks for shipping. 

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

Degrees and Diplomas

Spring 2021 degrees will be awarded by July 1st with diplomas arriving by August 1st for domestic deliveries and by October 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, May 28th. 

*International deliveries may arrive after the virtual ceremonies due to COVID-19 mailing restrictions and additional processing times at customs. 

Class Rings & Announcements

Virtual Commencement Toolkit

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