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Commencement

Congratulations Spartans!

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

Celebrate your graduation by attending The University of Tampa May Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  The ceremony will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds with more than 600 students eligible to participate in each of the two ceremonies. Visit the May Commencement page for more information.  

No tickets are needed. In order to be included in the May Commencement program, students must apply to graduate by Friday, March 24.  

Ceremony Attendance Expectations for Graduates
In choosing to attend commencement you are required to remain in your seat until directed by the marshals to go to the platform and to exit during the recessional. The ceremony is approximately two hours, and we want to afford all graduating students and their families the respect and honor that all deserve. Florida State Fairgrounds staff will deny early exit from the ceremony until the graduate recessional has begun.

To ensure your name is included in the May Commencement program, students must apply for graduation on SpartanWeb by Friday, March 24.   

Host Hotel

The host hotel for the 2017 May Commencement is Hilton Tampa Downtown. Families and guests are urged to make reservations as soon as possible. Please identify yourself as an attendee of the UTSPC 2017 Spring Commencement. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. 

Contact Hilton Tampa Downtown at (813) 204-3000 or visit the reservation link by April 6, 2017. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY. 

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia will be available for ordering in March.   

Questions?

Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at commencement@ut.edu or (813) 257-1999. 

UT will hold its December Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.