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May 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Congratulations, Spartans!

May 2021 Virtual Commencement Event

UT GradUaTes 2021 Week of Events

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. 

Professional Graduate Family Photos by GradImages

Graduates and their families are invited to commemorate this graduation by having their professional graduation photos taken. Join us Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Plant Hall East Verandah. No appointments are needed. Graduates should wear their cap and gown and bring the diploma cover that they received when picking up academic regalia.

*All images will be available for purchase through GradImages. 

Forget to Collect Your Cap and Gown?

Graduating students may request a cap, gown, tassel and/or honor cords from 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 all graduates. 

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 collecting for master's students must know what program the graduate attends to collect the appropriate hood. 

*Questions regarding honor cords must be directed to the Registrar. 


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