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May 2021 Virtual Commencement
Due to the continued uncertainties of COVID-19 and UT’s commitment to protecting the health and safety of the community, UT administration has made the decision to host the spring commencement ceremonies as a virtual experience on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. EST.
In addition to the virtual ceremony, students graduating in May or August 2021 are invited to participate in a week of special events that have been created specifically to celebrate graduates during the final week of classes. Events include receiving academic regalia, professional graduation photo opportunities, a graduate resource expo and much more. A full schedule of events will be available on the commencement website by April 1.
Information regarding how to participate the virtual ceremonies will be sent to the graduates’ Spartan email account as well as posted on the commencement website. Students who apply after March 24, 2021, will not have their name listed in the virtual ceremony or the commencement program.
Submit your application for May graduation by the March 24 deadline.
March 24 is the application deadline to be included in the commencement program and ceremony.
To submit an application, follow these three steps:
- Select the Academics Icon in Workday;
- Navigate to the Graduation Tab to begin the application;
- Submit the two-part application by the deadline to be included in the December commencement program.
Have questions about completing the two-part application? Workday guides are available to assist you while completing the application. View the step-by-step video or select the guide below that best aligns with the task you are working on:
- How to Apply to Graduate in Workday
- How to Update a Previously Submitted Graduation Application in Workday
- How to Create a Diploma Address
Having issues while viewing the application? Attempt the following steps prior to seeking assistance:
- Ensure you are using Google Chrome to access the application.
- Clear your cache. Instructions for clearing your cache.
Need additional assistance while applying?
The Office of Orientation and Family Engagement is now offering 1:1 Zoom help and tabling assistance on select days through March. Zoom meetings are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants waiting for assistance will remain in the virtual waiting room until assigned a helper.
|1:1 ZOOM ASSISTANCE|
|Tuesday, Feb. 16||10 a.m.—12 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Wednesday, Feb. 24||2—4 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Friday, March 12||10 a.m.—12 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Monday, March 22||3—5 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Tuesday, March 23||5—8 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Wednesday, March 24||1—4 p.m.||ZOOM|
|Friday, Feb. 12||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Monday, Feb. 15||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Wednesday, Feb. 24||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Wednesday, March 3||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Tuesday, March 9||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Thursday, March 18||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
|Tuesday, March 23||8:30 a.m.—10 a.m.||Agliano Park/Starbucks|
|Wednesday, March 24||12—2 p.m.||Vaughn Courtyard|
NOTE: Any questions pertaining to the application process on Workday can be addressed. Issues related to GPA, degree requirements and/or honors status must be addressed with the appropriate offices.
Class of 2020, take UT’s annual First Destination survey!
Graduating with a bachelor’s degree? Take the survey here.
Graduating with a master’s degree? Take the survey here.
For additional information, visit First Destination Graduate Info and Survey.
December 2020 Virtual Commencement
December Commencement was Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at email@example.com or (813) 257-1999.
Students and family members are encouraged to submit photos through social media by tagging #UTampaGrad and @uoftampa. Photos and videos, as appropriate, will be shared across the University's platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok) and in the commencement social feed for the Class of 2020 on the May Commencement website.
Search "UTampa" on Instagram and Snapchat to find GIFs available for graduates.#UTampaGrad