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Congratulations, Spartans!

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

May 2024 Commencement

The May commencement ceremony will be held at  9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Graduates from the Sykes College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters will only be permitted to participate in the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

Graduates from the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Education and the College of Natural and Health Sciences will only be permitted to participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony

Tickets are not required for family members or guests to attend either ceremony. However, due to limited seating, it is highly recommended that graduates invite only 6 family members and guests. Seats cannot be reserved for family members and guests. It is recommended that family members and guests should arrive early at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Family Communication Philosophy 

While we understand family members and guests are excited to celebrate their student's achievements at commencement, we are only able to provide general information about the ceremony as opposed to student-specific information. Please visit the Student Affairs Family Communication Philosophy for more details. 

Additional Information

Visit our May commencement ceremony webpage for detailed information, including how to apply for graduation, register to attend the ceremony, and order you cap and gown.

Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at or (813) 257-1999 with any questions you may have. 


Commencement is a special time for our graduates, their families, friends and The University of Tampa community. For your Commencement Day to be perfect, please review the frequently asked questions on the Commencement FAQ Webpage.