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Congratulations Graduates!

Please read the information below carefully.


Graduation Application

You must submit an application for May 2020 graduation in TUPortal no later than February 1, 2020.

Once you have confirmed with your academic advisor that you are ready to apply for graduation, navigate to the graduation application on Self Service Banner (SSB). Please contact your advisor with any questions during the application process. Also, be sure to adhere to the application deadlines.

    To locate the Application for Graduation link:

  • Log into TUPortal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on Student Tools near the top of the page
  • Navigate to the “Records” channel, normally located on the right side of the page under the “Registration” channel
  • Click on the Apply to Graduate button. After submitting your application, click on View Graduation Application to view the application status.

Spring Graduation

Congratulations May 2020 graduates! Please read the information below carefully. There are two separate ceremonies being held in May 2020:

Temple University’s 133rd Commencement Exercises

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:30 AM

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 8, 2020, 9:30 AM


Temple University’s 133rd Commencement Exercises

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 9:30 AM
Liacouras Center
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The first ceremony is Temple University’s 133rd Commencement Exercises in the Liacouras Center beginning at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 7th. This ceremony includes graduates from the entire University. Please note that no individual student names are read at the Commencement Ceremony. The University Commencement lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The Liacouras Center will open at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of Commencement. Graduates must report to the loading dock entrance (on Broad Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue) no later than 8:15 AM in academic regalia and maintain single file lines behind their college banners.

Additional information for graduates can be found on the University’s Commencement website.

The Commencement Exercises will be livestreamed on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 9:30 AM on the University’s Commencement website.


The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

The second ceremony for STHM students will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 9:30 AM in the Temple Performing Arts Center. This ceremony only includes undergraduates and master’s students from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. The ceremony lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours, depending on the number of graduates in attendance.

Participating students should report to the lower level of the Temple Performing Arts Center no later than 8:30 AM on Friday, May 8, to sign in and line up.

View the live stream of the STHM Graduation Ceremony (beginning at 9:30AM).

A light reception will be held for graduates and their families in the Atrium on the first floor of Alter Hall following the STHM Graduation Ceremony at 11:00 AM.


Tickets

Graduating students do not need tickets to attend either Commencement or the STHM Graduation Ceremony.

Each student is eligible to request a maximum of four (4) tickets for the University Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 7.

Each graduate must RSVP and request tickets for their guests from February 17, 2020 through March 19, 2020 on the University’s Commencement Exercises web page.

Each student is eligible to request a maximum of five (5) tickets for the STHM Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 8.

Ticket pick-up will be available in Room 111 Speakman Hall, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, from April 20 through April 24, 2020. Lost tickets will not be replaced, and no tickets will be mailed. A peer may pick up tickets on your behalf.

RSVP For Temple University Commencement


Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do I RSVP For The Ceremonies And Reception?

  • STHM Graduation Ceremony and Reception: Click here to RSVP
  • Do I have to RSVP?
    Yes. In addition to submitting an RSVP on the University’s website, all STHM graduates MUST RSVP for the STHM Graduation Ceremony and the reception on the STHM RSVP page no later than Friday, April 17, 2020.

Can I Request Additional Tickets for the STHM Ceremony?

At this time, we do not know of the availability of additional tickets for the STHM Graduation Ceremony. If additional tickets are available, students will be notified of the procedure in early April. Graduation packets will include the original requested number of tickets and any approved extra ticket allotments.


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 STHM Graduation Ceremony announcements. Announcements are included in the graduation packet, along with commencement tickets (if requested), STHM graduation ceremony tickets, and parking passes. The packet can be picked up in Speakman Hall, Room 111, from April 20 through May 4, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM.


How Do I Order My Cap And Gown?

Graduates are required to wear academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) to participate in the STHM Graduation Ceremony. Visit the bookstore’s website to order.

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 receive the Master of Science Degree (tassel and velvet color are yellow-gold).

Please note:

  • 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 for graduates and their families. STHM has been assigned parking areas to be determined.
Each graduate will receive one free parking pass that can be picked up in Speakman Hall, Room 111, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM, from April 20 through April 24, 2020. All other cars should expect to pay the parking fee in the lots. Cash only will be accepted. Parking is very limited on campus that day, so please consider carpooling with your guests or taking public transportation. Parking passes will not be mailed.


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 the Scheduling Manager at 1-800-334-1531, ext. 2190.

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


When Will I Receive My Diploma?

The name appearing on the official diploma will be the student’s legal name listed on the official academic record. Students must verify that their legal name is correct. If the legal name needs to be updated, students can submit a Personal Information change form. Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of the official diploma.

Undergraduate and graduate students will receive their digital diploma 4-6 weeks after their school/college confirms the completion of degree requirements. After the digital diploma has been issued, students will receive instructions to request one copy of their print diploma at no additional cost.

Diploma frames can be ordered through the University Bookstore.