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Congratulations August 2018 graduates!

Please read the information below carefully.

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/
Fox School of Business
Graduation Ceremonies

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Undergraduates: 10:00 AM
Graduates: 2:00 PM

Graduation Application Information

You must submit an application for August 2018 graduation in Self-Service Banner no later than July 13th.

  • Log into TU Portal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Click on the Student Records tab
  • Click on Apply to Graduate and follow the instructions to complete

Before submitting, verify that all your program information is listed correctly in the application – your graduation date, your major(s), minor(s) and certificate(s). Please be sure that your name is spelled and punctuated exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.

* If you have already submitted a graduation application through Self-Service Banner, click on View Graduation Application and review the information to be sure it is correct.

Read below for a full schedule of events and frequently asked questions.


August Graduation Dates and Schedule


Undergraduates – Friday, September 7, 2018 – 10:00 AM

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Graduation Ceremony for undergraduates will be held at 10:00 AM in the Temple Performing Arts Center (formerly the Baptist Temple), 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Students must report to the lower level of the Temple Performing Arts Center in academic regalia by 9:00 AM to sign in and line up for the ceremony. Please enter through the side entrance on Polett Walk.


Master’s Students – Friday, September 7, 2018 – 2:00 PM

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Graduation Ceremony for master’s students will be held at 2:00 PM in the Temple Performing Arts Center (formerly the Baptist Temple) at 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Graduates must report to the lower level of the Temple Performing Arts Center in academic regalia by 1:15 PM to sign in and line up for the ceremony. Please enter through the side entrance on Polett Walk.


Graduation Reception – Friday, September 7, 2018 – 11:30 AM

A small reception for graduates and their families will be held in the Atrium on the first floor of Alter Hall following the Undergraduate Ceremony, and prior to the Graduate Ceremony, at approximately 11:30 AM. All graduating students, both undergraduate and graduate, and their guests are invited to attend.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do I RSVP For The Ceremonies And Reception?


How Do I Order My Cap And Gown?

Graduates are required to wear academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) to participate in the STHM/Fox School of Business Graduation Ceremony. Visit the bookstore’s website to order or click here for details.

Please be sure to purchase the appropriate regalia. The regalia are specific to the degree the student is receiving, not to the school or college he or she has attended:

  • All undergraduate students in STHM receive the Bachelor of Science Degree (tassel and velvet hood color are yellow-gold).
  • Graduate students in the Sport Business Program receive the Master of Science Degree (tassel and velvet color are yellow-gold).
  • Graduate students in the Tourism and Hospitality Management Program receive the Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree (tassel and velvet hood color are crimson).

Where Do We Park?

Parking will be available in the Liacouras Garage. Further information on the lots can be found at https://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation/garages-lots.

Each graduate will receive a free parking pass that must be picked up in Room 111 Speakman Hall, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, August 29th through September 5th. All other cars should expect to pay the $17 parking fee in the lots. Parking is very limited on campus that day, so please consider car pooling with your guests or taking public transportation.


Will I Receive A Yearbook? When And Where Do I Take My Yearbook Photo?

All undergraduate students who are graduating are entitled to receive a yearbook. Yearbooks are published once a year in May and are available from the School.

Temple University sends out emails regarding Senior Portraits for the Templar yearbook. Instructions are received starting in the summer prior to your graduating year. If you have not taken your senior portrait with Prestige by Lifetouch by December of your graduating year, you will not make the publication deadline to be in that year’s book. To contact Prestige, please call Scheduling Manager, Mary Ellen Dougherty at 1-800-334-1531, ext. 2190 or email her at mdougherty@lifetouch.com.

For information about the yearbook and yearbook photos, please visit the Templar website.


When Will I Receive My Diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed to the address listed on the graduation application within 6 to 8 weeks of graduation to all academically cleared students. Diplomas will not be released to students who owe the University money or library books, to those who have not completed exit paperwork if required, or to those who have “financial holds.” Students should resolve such matters prior to graduation and contact the School in order to receive their diplomas on time. Address information should be updated with the School and in Banner if graduates expect a change before graduation.

Diploma frames can be ordered through the University Bookstore.


Where Can I Pick Up The Ceremony Announcements?

Graduation Ceremony announcements are commemorative cards announcing the details of the ceremonies. Eligible graduates will receive four Graduation Ceremony announcements. Announcements can be picked up in Room 111, Speakman Hall, August 29th through September 5th, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.