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Congratulations Winter 2018 graduates!

Please read the information below carefully.

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management / Fox School of Business Graduation Ceremony
Friday, February 1, 2019
The Liacouras Center
1776 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Undergraduates & Graduate Students: 2:00 PM

*There will be a small reception for graduates and their guests prior to the ceremony from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in the First Floor Atrium of Alter Hall.

Graduation Application Information

You must submit an application for Winter 2019 graduation in Self-Service Banner no later than  November 1, 2018.

  • 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.

February Graduation Dates and Schedule

Friday, February 1, 2019 – 2:00 PM

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management/Fox School of Business Graduation Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM in the Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Students must report to the Liacouras Center Loading Dock (next to Wendy’s) to check in and line up by 12:45 PM.

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 Thursday, January 17, 2019.

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.

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).
  • 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

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, Tuesday, January 22, through Friday, January 25, 2019. All other cars should expect to pay a parking fee in the lots. Cash only will be accepted. 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

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.  Address information should be updated 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, Monday, January 21st, through Friday January 25th, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.