I’m a senior graduating in May. How do I receive my cap and gown?
The UT bookstore will be assembling grad kits (cap, gown, honor cords, diploma covers, etc.) that will be mailed to May 2020 graduates. In order to do so, the bookstore needs seniors’ most accurate mailing address and asks them to complete the quick spring graduation survey by April 27. If you have not yet pre-ordered your cap and gown, the graduation survey allows you to order at this time. After April 27, academic regalia will no longer be available to order.
I will be graduating with honors. How do I receive my honor cords?
Students who qualify for honor distinction will receive their honor cords with their cap and gown, as long their caps and gowns have been pre-ordered by April 27 using the spring graduation survey.
Am I able to walk in the December commencement ceremony?
Yes. May 2020 graduates may elect to walk in the December commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Students must complete the graduation application by Oct. 24 and select that they want to walk in the December ceremony. The application is located on SpartanWeb, under the ‘Academics’ tab.
How do I request a May commencement ceremony program?
Following the May commencement ceremony, students will be mailed two programs. Programs will be mailed to the address students provided in the graduation application; this is the same address students provided for diplomas to be mailed to them. Students may request additional programs by emailing email@example.com. There will be a limited number of additional commencement programs available.
How can I experience the May virtual commencement?
Students who have registered to graduate in May will receive an email from the Office of Orientation and Family Engagement with information on how to experience the virtual commencement. The information will also be posted here on this commencement webpage.
How can I participate in May Commencement on social media?
Students and family members may elect 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 found on the May Commencement website. There are a selection of UT-specific graduation GIFs also available on Snapchat and Instagram stories.
What type of content should I submit?
Students and families are encouraged to submit photos and videos celebrating their graduate’s milestone. This can include:
- Congratulation signs
- Graduation photos with the student in graduation regalia
- Family photos