University of South Florida
Annual grad cap contest underway[04.21.2017]
TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida College of Arts and
Sciences is sponsoring its traditional Grad Cap Contest on its social
media platforms. Graduates must upload photos of their decorated caps
to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by 11:59 p.m. on May 8 to be eligible
for the contest.
The College of Arts and Sciences wants to see the creativity and school
pride of all USF Bulls graduating on May 5 and 6, 2017. All submissions
will be equally considered and prizes will be awarded to the top five
To enter the contest, graduates must follow @USFCollege on Instagram,
Twitter and Facebook.
Graduates can upload a picture of their decorated cap to Instagram,
Twitter and Facebook and be sure to tag the college @USFCollege and use
hashtag #USFGRAD2017. Post submissions by May 8, 2017.
Five superlatives will be awarded to the most creative graduation caps.
These award categories will include the grand prize winner, most
spirited cap, best quote cap, funniest cap and most heartwarming cap.
The winners will receive a variety of prizes, featuring a Rocky
bobblehead, USF Pillow, posters and many other USF spirit items.
Ten finalists will be chosen for the grand prize category and the
winner will be selected through fan voting on the College of Arts and
Sciences Facebook (
) page. Fan voting for the grand prize winner will close on May 15.
The grad cap winners for all categories will be announced on the USF
College of Arts and Sciences Facebook and Instagram pages by May 16.
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in
Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to
student success. The USF System includes three, separately
accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF
Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System
has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact
of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for
research expenditures among public universities, according to the
National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature
designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite
category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member
of the American Athletic Conference.
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