Welcome to Just for Seniors, a one-stop webpage created for University of Tampa seniors. This page is designed to guide UT seniors through the exciting achievements, and sometimes overwhelming deadlines, in the final undergraduate year. A collaborative project across various areas of campus life, this page provides information and resources, a glossary of terms and a checklist of requirements for graduation.
It is not too early to be thinking about connecting with the UT Alumni Association.
The UT Alumni Association connects alumni to the University and other alumni through social and educational events, service opportunities, communications and alumni benefits. Our alumni magazine, the UT Journal, shares class notes and important stories, while the alumni website connects alumni to each other and highlights alumni success stories through Spartan Spotlights.
All alumni are included in all alumni relations programs, communications and benefits. No fee or separate membership is required. Alumni also have the opportunity to use the University's Career Center and the Macdonald-Kelce Library. A free Alumni ID card is provided on request after graduation.
For more information or to get involved with Alumni Relations visit the UT Alumni website.
The Office of Career Services offers a wide array of services and activities to assist seniors in their transition from the University to the world of work or an advanced degree. Opportunities such as career fairs, workshops, speed networking, an etiquette dinner, information sessions and on-campus interviews allow graduating seniors to interact with employers in a variety of both formal and informal situations. Students are encouraged contact the Office of Career Services to schedule an appointment to discuss any aspect of their post-graduation preparation. All seniors should regularly check HIRE-UT for information about career-related events and job postings. Many other resources are available on the Career Services website, including a full array of job search tools. Check out the Job Search Toolbox, where you can find a résumé builder, a letter builder, a website builder, an online career portfolio, a skills assessment, interview preparation and much more.
Commencement serves as the celebratory event for the completion of your degree requirements. Family and friends are invited to attend. Please visit the commencement website for details on this event.
The Office of Financial Aid provides helpful information for students to be fully prepared for graduation. The soon-to-be graduates page is a seniors' guide to money management, repayment, loan exit counseling and alternative loan options.
The Registrar's Office maintains the graduation list, calculates final graduation honors, distributes name cards to the degree candidates, and mails diplomas to graduates. Students are encouraged to check the Registrar's website to view the graduation list and review the spelling of their name for the commencement program.
Senior Class Campaign
What will your legacy be? Join together and give back to UT to make a difference for future graduating classes. Learn more about the Seniors for Scholarships Campaign for UT.
Senior Class Gift
During the spring semester, a committee of graduating seniors allocates funds to various departments for improvements in campus life. These allocations are titled, "Class Gifts," since the class determines what items to fund. Past approved requests have included on-campus recycling containers, library equipment and books, and exercise equipment for the fitness Center.
The Senior Class Gift committee is chaired by the two senior senators. If you are interested in the committee, please contact Tim Harding, associate dean of career development and engagement.
Each year, Student Government coordinates and sponsors a celebratory event for UT seniors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speed Networking with the Board of Counselors
The Board of Counselors organizes social events to raise funds and awareness for UT and co-hosts programs designed to prepare students for life after college. The Counselors will host two Speed Networking Night events for UT students. The Speed Networking Night is modeled after "speed dating;" this fun-filled event provides UT students chances to meet professionals for a four-minute blitz on networking skills and techniques. Past industries represented include: finance/banking, accounting, education, engineering, construction, law, government, nonprofit, pharmacy and medicine. Students must register with the Office of Career Services to participate. For the dates and times, visit the Career Services website.
Applying for Graduation
Students need to apply for graduation candidacy through the Office of the Registrar. Senior's will receive notification via email when it’s time to apply.