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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.
Collect Your Cap and Gown April 19—23!
Graduating students may collect their cap, gown, tassel and honor cords on the second floor of the bookstore during normal business hours. This service is free of charge and appointments are not needed. Caps and gowns are pre-ordered on behalf of the graduate and can not be distributed earlier than April 19.
If someone other than the graduate is collecting the regalia, please ensure they are aware of the graduate's height and weight for the correct gown size. Those picking up for master's students must know what program the graduate attends to collect the appropriate hood.
If you are approved for remote learning and reside outside of the Tampa Bay area you may request your items to be shipped to you via USPS. Those who do not meet both requirements must collect in person.
*Questions regarding honor cords must be directed to the Registrar.
Class of 2021, take UT’s annual First Destination survey!
The First Destination Survey is a survey for graduating students to share their plans upon graduation, including employment, location, salary and future education. The information allows UT to share the wonderful accomplishments of UT's graduates with the UT community, accrediting bodies and publications. Take the survey here!
For additional information, visit First Destination Graduate Info and Survey.
Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org 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