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Intent to Graduate

Fall 2022 Undergraduate Students Deadline

June 5, 2022

Fall 2022 Graduate Students Deadline

October 14, 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 four (4) commencement tickets for their ceremony. Graduation announcements cannot be used for admission. All graduates who have filed an intent to graduate on time and place a regalia order on time will receive commencement ceremony tickets during the designated dates/times established for guest ticket and reader card pick up. Please review the Ceremony Information page for the semester you will be graduating for specific information regarding ticket and reader card pick-up dates/location pertaining to your regalia package order.

Orlando Campus Students

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 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 graduates pick up guest tickets at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center located near the Addition Financial Arena on the main campus. A photo identification is required for pick up.

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.

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 tickets. Please review the Ceremony Information page for the semester you will be graduating for specific information regarding ticket and reader card pick up dates/location pertaining to your regalia package order. 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 tickets.

Extra reader cards will be available the day of the ceremony at the area the graduates will line up 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.


Diplomas are not issued at the ceremony. They are mailed to graduates once all degree requirements are certified by the college advising office and awarded by the Registrar’s Office after the commencement 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

Accessible parking is available in parking Garage D and F. Those with state disability parking permits may park in either. Garage D offers accessible parking on the ground floor, while Garage F includes an elevator and accessible access on all floors.

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.

Further accessibility information, as well as contact information for the Addition Financial Arena can be found via

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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