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Intent to Graduate

Summer 2022 Undergraduate Students Deadline

Monday, April 25, 2022

Summer 2022 Graduate Students Deadline

Friday, June 24, 2022

Please be aware that if the Intent to Graduate form is submitted after the term deadline, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony for this semester and their name will not appear in the list of degree candidates within the associated Commencement Program.

How to Complete Your Intent to Graduate Form**

  1. Log on to using your NID and password.
  2. Click on "Student Self Service" located under the myUCF Menu.
  3. Once in the myUCF Student Center portal, select "Intent to Graduate: Apply" from the "Other Academics" drop-down menu.

**To check the status of your Intent to Graduate form, follow the above instructions, but for the third step, select “Intent to Graduate: Status” from the “Other Academics” drop-down menu.

Graduates should notify the Registrar’s Office immediately of any changes in graduation plans by calling 407-823-3100 or in person at Millican Hall (MH), Room 161.

Graduates must submit their Intent to Graduate form well before their actual graduation ceremony. Please review the UCF Academic Calendar to find the specific Graduation Application deadlines for your term. Once these deadlines have passed, graduates will need to contact their college advising office of their major to inquire about earning their degree this term.

Ticket Information

Graduates will receive five (5) commencement tickets. Each guest, including children and infants, needs a ticket for admission into the Addition Financial Arena. Graduation announcements cannot be used for admission. Tickets must be picked up with the rented regalia package by each graduate at the Orlando or regional area campuses by the dates specified below.

Orlando Campus Students

Orlando campus students do not order tickets. Tickets are picked up during the ticket-pickup window at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center located near the Addition Financial Arena on the main campus. A photo ID is required for pick up.

Doctoral candidates, top honor graduates and Order of Pegasus graduates may obtain reserved seating for their guests by bringing their tickets to the Office of University Events and Engagement (Millican Hall, Room 326) during ticket pick up week for a reserved seating stamp.

Regional Campus Students

Regional campus candidates will order and pick up tickets at their respective area campus.

  • Daytona Beach campus candidates should contact the Administrative Services Office for pick up.
  • Cocoa and Palm Bay campus candidates should contact the EFSC Bookstore for pick up.
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management guest tickets will be available at the Rosen College Bookstore.

If a candidate from a regional campus misses the order period, the tickets will remain at the Orlando main campus for pick up until the end of the pick-up period. Students from all other regional campuses must pick up tickets at the Orlando campus.

Cocoa Campus

Cocoa Bookstore, Building 6
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Costa

Palm Bay Campus

Palm Bay Bookstore
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Costa

Daytona Beach Campus

Main Office, Bldg. 140, Room 107
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
386 506-4070
Contact: Angie Leary

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Contact: Store Manager

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.

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Reader Card Information

Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree Graduates

Reader cards for bachelor’s, master’s degree and honor graduates are available for pick up with official academic regalia and tickets. Bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates should remember to bring their reader card to the ceremony.

Doctoral Degree Graduates

Doctoral graduates will receive their reader cards upon arrival at the Addition Financial Arena the day of their commencement ceremony and not when they pick up their regalia and tickets.

Extra reader cards are available prior to the ceremony at the Registrar’s Office table located inside the Addition Financial Arena. It is important that each graduate fill out his or her address information on the back of the reader card. This is the address that will be used to send the proofs of photos taken at the ceremony by GradImages. The address listed on the back of the reader card is not associated with the diploma mailing.

During individual recognition, graduates should hand their reader card to the announcer. The card is preprinted with the graduate’s college and name. If the graduate’s name is difficult to pronounce, the graduate should clearly print the phonetic pronunciation on the card.

Reader Card Example

Diplomas & Transcript

Diplomas and official transcripts are not provided until all degree requirements are certified by the college advising office and awarded by the Registrar’s Office after the commencement ceremony. Your college’s advising office will notify you of any deficiencies of degree requirements via your Knight’s email account. Contact your college advising office if you have any questions regarding your status.

Incomplete grades will prevent a candidate from graduating. If this occurs, the candidate must reapply to graduate in a later semester. Grade changes must be completed one week after graduation.


Bachelor’s and master’s diplomas are not distributed at the ceremony. They are mailed to graduates once grades are confirmed. Doctoral diplomas will be inside the diploma cover given to graduates during the ceremony.

Approximately 6 to 10 weeks after commencement, all bachelor’s and master’s diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on the student’s Intent to Graduate form. Diploma mailing addresses for undergraduate degrees may be changed by logging into MyUCF > Student Self Service > Personal Information > Addresses. Diploma mailing addresses for master’s degrees must be updated by contacting the College of Graduate Studies.

Diplomas will not be issued if the graduate’s record is on hold. The Registrar’s Office will notify students via Knights email of any outstanding holds that would prevent the mailing of transcripts or diplomas prior to the commencement ceremony. All financial obligations must be met in order to receive a diploma and official transcripts. Graduates should check their myUCF portal for any holds that may exist and clear up those obligations before commencement.


Transcripts that reflect the degree earned will be available approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the ceremony. Graduates may submit transcript requests online at myUCF > Student Self Service > Student Center > other academics: (drop down menu) > Transcripts: Request Official. Be sure to turn off pop-up blockers. Graduates must select the “Hold for Degree” processing time option.

Transcript payment must be made at the time of the request. There is a $10 charge per paper transcript pickup request. Secure electronic PDF transcripts can be sent to destinations with a faster delivery time for $15.

Accessibility Needs

Graduates who use a wheelchair, motorized scooter, service animal, walking cane, white cane, sign language interpreter or assistive listening devices; have hearing or visual impairments; or need special accommodations should contact UCF Student Accessibility Services at 407-823-2371 in advance to make special arrangements. Wheelchairs are not provided. Graduates must bring their own. For TDD/TTY calls, please use the Florida Relay Service and phone 711.

Accessible Parking

Those with state disability parking permits may park in Garage D. Mobility impaired individuals may also be dropped off in front of the Addition Financial Arena prior to parking. Please plan to arrive at the Addition Financial Arena at least one hour and 30 minutes prior to each ceremony.

Cap Decorating Rules

For bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates, the top of the cap may be decorated. The decoration must lay flat against the cap and extend no higher than the cap button to prevent obstructing the view of others. Language on decorated caps must be appropriate.

The tassel on a graduate’s cap must be their college tassel and not the black and gold souvenir tassel.

Doctoral tams must be returned in original condition, or a fee will be charged.

The university reserves the right to request that graduates change inappropriate attire before they will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony

Graduation cap with quote by Sasku - What I have is not a dream because i will make it reality
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