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May 2022 Commencement Ceremony

With the announcement of the University returning to full in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 academic term, it is anticipated the May commencement ceremony will be held in-person on Saturday, May 7, at the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Additional ceremonial information will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 7.

May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations, Spartans!

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The University of Tampa community congratulates the members of the Class of 2021 on their upcoming graduation.

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, 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 in 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. 

Please note that with the conclusion of the spring semester, the Registrar's Office will begin the process of conferring degrees. A physical diploma can be expected to start arriving 10-12 weeks after all individual coursework is finished. 


Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at or (813) 257-1999.