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Regalia Information

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.

Honor Cords

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].

Returning Regalia

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. In the case that a graduate cannot for some reason return rented regalia immediately after the commencement ceremony, all preordered regalia rentals will include a prepaid shipping label so you can ship your gown back to Herff Jones after your ceremony. 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, August 8, 2022, and Friday, August 12, 2022, with the return of the gown. Credit cards will be charged full price for any regalia not returned by Monday, August 15, 2022 ($450.00 for bachelor’s, $750.00 for master’s and $1,350.00 for doctoral regalia).

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Baccalaureate Honors

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:

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    summa cum laude — 3.950-4.000

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    magna cum laude — 3.900-3.949

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    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.

How to enter the UCF Alumni Grad Cap Contest

Step 1: Decorate your cap
Show off who you are through your cap.
Step 2: Follow UCF Alumni on social media
Choose any platform to follow UCF Alumni.
Step 3: Post your photo on social media
Use the hashtag #UCFGRADCAP and share. Photos can be submitted to Instagram, Twitter, or in a message to the UCF Alumni Facebook page.
Step 4: Wait to win
UCF Alumni social media followers/viewers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter will vote on the best caps. UCF Alumni will notify winners via direct message (DM) and social media posts.
For more information regarding the UCF Grad Cap Contest rules and FAQs, visit the UCF Grad Cap Contest website or contact UCF Alumni at [email protected]. Please make sure to read UCF’s cap decorating rules when designing your graduation cap to make sure you do not violate any commencement regalia rules.
Graduation cap with the image of the earth being held by two hands and a flower growing out of the center
Graduation cap with words Be the change you wish to see
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