Welcome to USF's Virtual Commencement!

Congratulations to our graduates and we wish you peace, success, and the
very best in all of your endeavors.

Spring Commencement: Saturday, May 8, 2021

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT MASS: 9 a.m. CST
The ceremony, celebrated by USF Chaplain Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, will be available to watch in the window below at 9 a.m. on Commencement Day. Click here for the Mass worship aid.

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 10 a.m. CST
Congratulations, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral graduates from USF’s Joliet campus! Click here for the commencement program, and watch the ceremony in the window below at 10 a.m. on Commencement Day.

Spring 2021 Virtual
Commencement Mass

Spring 2021 Virtual
Commencement Ceremony


What is the difference between graduation and commencement?
Great question! GRADUATION is completion of all coursework, earning of the diploma, and the posting of the degree to the transcript. COMMENCEMENT is the ceremony that celebrates or marks the completion of college work.