USF Convenes 164th Commencement
USF will hold spring commencement ceremonies May 18–20 in St. Ignatius Church for 932 undergraduates, 1,047 graduate students, and 147 doctoral students from the university’s college and four schools.
Thirty percent of undergraduates are first-generation college graduates. The top majors for graduating seniors are psychology, nursing, biology, finance, and marketing.
Among graduate students, the most popular programs are counseling psychology, law, data science, business administration, and education.
This year’s speakers include the leader of Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S., the former executive director of the NBA players association, a tribal scholar, a printmaker, the first Korean American woman to serve on a federal appellate court, and the founder of an investment firm based in Hong Kong.
Here is the commencement schedule, along with the speakers and recipients of USF honorary degrees. All events except the commencement Mass are ticketed.
3 p.m., May 18
St. Ignatius Church
Homilist: Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in the United States, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Senior Toast (undergraduate students only)
4:15 p.m., May 18
Tickets: Registration required for students and guests
School of Nursing and Health Professions
6 p.m., May 18
Commencement address: Margaret Doherty-Simor BSN ’84, RN, MSN, USF Board of Trustees, and treasurer of the Interventional Initiative
College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate humanities and science students)
9:00 a.m., May 19
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan for Ukrainian Catholics in the United States, Archbishop of Philadelphia
College of Arts and Sciences (undergraduate arts and social science students)
Noon, May 19
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: Tom Killion, artist, printmaker, and fine book printer
College of Arts and Sciences (graduate students)
3 p.m., May 19
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: Michele A. Roberts, retired executive director of the National Basketball Players Association
School of Education
6 p.m., May 19
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: L. Frank Manriquez, Tongva, Ajachemem, Rarámuri Elder, multimedia artist, and tribal scholar
School of Management (undergraduate students)
9 a.m., May 20
Commencement address: Christine Fischer Whelan ’72 MBA, USF vice chair emerita, Board of Trustees
School of Management (professional bachelors and graduate students)
Noon, May 20
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: Weijian Shan, PhD, executive chairman, PAG investment firm, Hong Kong
School of Law
3:00 p.m., May 20
Honorary degree recipient and commencement address: The Hon. Lucy Haeran Koh, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.
5 p.m., May 20, in McLaren Center 250
Distinguished guest: Major General Miles A. Davis, Commanding General, 63rd Readiness Division.
More information about commencement.