Nearly 3,000 summer graduates are also invited to participate in a future in-person ceremony
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2020) – The University of South Florida will recognize thousands of summer graduates through virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 8. Nearly 3,000 degrees will be conferred in the university’s second-ever virtual ceremonies, caused by restrictions on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The summer 2020 class features 11 undergraduate students who hold a perfect 4.0 GPA, 110 student veterans and graduates from 48 states and more than 70 nations. There are five 19-year-old graduates, including one earning a master’s degree, and the oldest graduate is a 71 year old earning a doctoral degree in sociology.
USF President Steven Currall will preside over all ceremonies, which will also include remarks from USF Provost Ralph Wilcox, USF student body president Claire Mitchell and college deans. Deans or appropriate delegates will read the names of each graduate by college. In addition, the Outstanding Graduate Award winner and undergraduates who earned a 4.0 GPA will receive special recognition. The ceremonies will be available for viewing beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8 through the USF commencement website.
Like spring 2020 graduates, USF’s summer graduates have been invited to participate in a future, traditional in-person commencement ceremony that will resume when COVID-19 conditions allow for large gatherings.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.