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Congratulations Spartans!

After years of sacrifice and hard work, you are going to earn your degree! What an important milestone!

Celebrate your graduation by attending The University of Tampa Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. The ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the Bob Martinez Athletics Center. Visit the December Commencement page for more information.

To ensure your name is included in the December commencement program, students must apply for graduation by Friday, Nov. 4.   

In order to ensure that all graduates and families are welcomed and properly accommodated for each candidate‚Äôs experience, please register to attend the ceremony by Monday, Dec. 12No tickets are required, but due to space limitations and for the comfort and safety of everyone, we ask you consider inviting five or fewer guests per graduate. We encourage you to arrive early, with doors opening at 8:15 a.m. A concession stand will be open with food and beverages. 

Host Hotel

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Contact Hilton Tampa Downtown at (813) 769-8300 or visit its website by Nov. 15, 2016, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

When making the reservation, please identify yourself attendee of the UT 2016 December Commencement.

Ordering Your Cap and Gown

Be sure to pre-order you cap and gown online by Friday, Oct. 28. (Please note, there is no charge to order your cap and gown)


Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at or (813) 257-1999. 

UT will hold its May Commencement on Saturday, May 6, 2017.