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General FAQ

Complimentary parking for graduates and their guests will be available in Garage H, Garage C, D1 and D2 surface lots, and the softball field lots. 

A complimentary shuttle will run from the softball field to the arena and will be available to graduates and their guests from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The shuttle will be clearly labeled for commencement guests. It will drop off and pick up next to the Addition Financial Arena on the corner of East Plaza Drive and Gemini Boulevard. 

Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. We recommend graduates arrive at least an hour prior to the ceremony start time. 

Guests who do not have tickets may watch the live ceremony via a simulcast viewing in the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and the Student Union. The Alumni Center’s seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required for the live telecast, and it is closed captioned.

Commencement will also be livestreamed on UCF’s YouTube channel and Facebook.

Special seating arrangements will be reserved for any guests with mobility or hearing impairments. Visit the Guest information page for more information and instructions for guests with accessibility needs.

Regalia FAQ

Academic regalia is required to participate in commencement. You can order official UCF regalia through Herff Jones. 

You can order your cap and gown through Herff JonesPlease check the Ceremony Information page for the semester you’re graduating for the regalia order deadline. 

Ticket Information FAQs

Tickets are not guaranteed. If tickets are available, they will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis at the Addition Financial Arena Box Office will call window two hours prior to the start of each ceremony for that particular ceremony. There will be a limit per graduate based on availability.

Graduation candidates may designate a third party to pick up their regalia package with tickets. A printed letter authorizing UCF to release the package to the third party must be provided at the time of pick up. The printed letter must include the graduate’s name, PID number, college of major, and the student’s signature and photo identification. Doctoral candidates, Order of Pegasus and Top Honor graduates requesting reserved seating from the Office of University Events and Engagement via third party will need a second printed copy of the authorization letter.

On the day of the ceremony, extra tickets can be turned in to the will call ticket box office at the Addition Financial Arena starting two hours prior to the first ceremony time.