Congratulations Prospective August 2017 graduates!
The information below is tentative, so please check back frequently!
Please read the information below carefully. This year, there are two separate graduation ceremonies being held for the August graduates:
- Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:00 AM: STHM/FOX Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony, Temple Performing Arts Center
- Friday, September 8, 2017, 2:00 PM: STHM/FOX Master’s and PhD Graduation Ceremony, Temple Performing Arts Center
Read below for a full schedule of events and frequently asked questions.
August Graduation Dates and Schedule
Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony at the Temple Performing Arts Center
This ceremony includes only undergraduates from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Fox School of Business. The Graduation Ceremony lasts approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the number of graduates in attendance.
Students must report to the lower level of the Temple Performing Arts Center (1837 N. Broad Street) 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.
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Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM – The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Graduation Reception
A small reception will be held for graduating students and their families in the Atrium on the first floor of Alter Hall from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, following the STHM/FOX Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony and prior to the Master’s and PhD Graduation Ceremony.
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Friday, September 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Master’s and PhD Graduation Ceremony at the Temple Performing Arts Center
This ceremony includes only master’s and PhD graduates from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Fox School of Business. The ceremony lasts approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours, depending on the number of graduates in attendance.
Students must report to the ground floor of the Temple Performing Arts Center (1837 N. Broad Street) in academic regalia no later than 1:00 PM to sign in and line up for the ceremony. Please enter through the side entrance on Polett Walk.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where Do I RSVP For The Ceremonies And Reception?
Do I have to RSVP?
Yes. All graduates MUST RSVP for the graduation ceremonies and the reception on the STHM RSVP site no later than August 25 at http://sthm.temple.edu/graduation/graduation-dates/may/rsvp-for-ceremonies/.
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 Graduation Ceremonies. 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?
Cars can park at the Liacouras Garage (1710 N. 15th Street) . Information regarding the lots can be found here: https://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation/garages-lots.
Each graduate will receive one free parking pass that must be picked up in Room 111 Speakman Hall, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, from August 29 through September 1. All other cars will be expected to pay the $17 parking fee in the lots. Parking is 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 available from the School in May.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 five Graduation Ceremony announcements. Announcements can be picked up in Room 111, Speakman Hall, from August 29 through September 1, 2017.