Graduates participating in the commencement ceremonies are required to wear official UCF regalia available exclusively through the UCF Bookstore.
In-store cap and gown ordering will take place during a specific period at the UCF Bookstore, John T. Washington Center location. Online cap and gown ordering is available through Herff Jones.
Please review the Ceremony Information page for the semester you will be graduating for specific dates and deadlines regarding regalia.
Herff Jones also offers other commencement products — like graduation announcements, class rings and nursing pins — which can be viewed and purchased online.
The tassel on a graduate’s cap must be their college tassel and not the black and gold souvenir tassel. Note: Baccalaureate degree candidates wear tassels on the right. Graduate degree candidates wear tassels on the left.
All baccalaureate graduates potentially earning university honors will be notified by the Registrar’s Office. Honor cords are available for purchase at the time of cap and gown pickup with a reader card indicating honors.
Because records for the final term are incomplete when the commencement program is printed, and final term grades may affect relative rankings and overall GPA, the notification of graduation with honors is presumptive rather than conclusive.
Honor cords from various honor societies may be worn if they are the designation of an officially recognized group.
Questions regarding honors eligibility should be directed to the Registrar’s Office prior to commencement at [email protected].
It is highly encouraged that graduates return rented regalia immediately following your commencement ceremony to the Barnes & Noble @ UCF Bookstore located next to the Addition Financial Arena or by the end of business day on Saturday December 17, 2022. Bachelor’s and master’s graduates are allowed to keep the cap and tassel ONLY. A late fee of $40.00 will be assessed between Monday, December 19, 2022, and Friday, December 23, 2022, with the return of the gown. Credit cards will be charged full price for any regalia not returned by Monday, December 26, 2022 ($450.00 for bachelor’s, $750.00 for master’s and $1,350.00 for doctoral regalia).
The University shall confer baccalaureate honors recognition on those students who have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours at UCF. Honors awarded will be based on overall cumulative GPA including transfer credit:
summa cum laude — 3.950-4.000
magna cum laude — 3.900-3.949
cum laude — 3.800-3.899
In addition, students with a record of academic dishonesty appearing on any transcripts may graduate from a degree program after meeting all degree requirements, but will not be eligible for honors at graduation, including the honor of graduating from the Honors College or a departmental honors program.
Records for the term of graduation are incomplete at the time the Commencement Program is printed. Identification of these students at commencement, therefore, is presumptive of honors and not conclusive, since final term grades may result in changes in relative rankings.
Grad Cap Contest
UCF Alumni is excited to celebrate the UCF Class of 2022 with a virtual grad cap contest! Share your personality through your grad cap for a chance to win a graduation prize pack with UCF swag.
Didn’t order a cap and gown? Don’t count yourself out! You can use our grad cap template to enter the contest. These entries can be designed virtually or printed and decorated.