USF holds in-person graduation at Tropicana Field
May 3, 2021 - The University of South Florida will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this weekend at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. USF President Steven Currall will preside over spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, a news release said. About 7,200 degrees will be awarded in the spring 2021 class, including 5,206 undergraduate, 1,691 master’s, 289 doctoral and 12 specialist’s degrees. They will be the first in-person graduations since December 2019, as Covid-19 forced ceremonies to be held virtually in spring, summer and fall of 2020. Saturday's ceremonies will have Covid-19 protocols in place for safety purposes, the news release said. All graduates and attendees are required to wear face coverings and graduates will be seated six feet apart to accommodate for physical distancing. Each graduate is permitted to bring two guests to their ceremony with live streaming available for those who can’t be there in person.