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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 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. More information about academic regalia, including tassel and hood colors, can be found inside the Commencement program. 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 407-823-3100.

Returning Regalia

All rental regalia, specifically gowns, hoods, and tams, must be returned immediately following your commencement ceremony at the Barnes & Noble at UCF near the Addition Financial Arena. Bachelor’s and master’s graduates are allowed to keep the cap and tassel only. Credit cards will be charged full price for any regalia not returned ($400 for bachelor’s, $800 for masters, and $1,350 for doctoral regalia). Refunds are possible with the exception of a late fee ($40 for bachelor’s, $60 for masters, and $80 for doctoral) if regalia is returned in original condition after credit cards have been charged.

Grad Honors GPA Cutoffs

Baccalaureate Honors are conferred on those students who complete a minimum of 48 semester hours at UCF and attain an overall grade point average that falls in the top 10 percent of all graduating students in the same college over the prior two-year period.

Honors are distinguished in the commencement program as follows:
  • ***

    summa cum laude — students in the top 2.5 percent

  • **

    magna cum laude — students in the top 5 percent but not in the top 2.5 percent

  • *

    cum laude — students in the top 10 percent but not in the top 5 percent

The asterisk (*) appears as indicated above next to the name of each graduate who may qualify for Baccalaureate Honors.

Because records for the final term are incomplete at the time the commencement program is printed and final term grades may affect relative rankings and overall GPA, indication in the program of graduation with Honors is presumptive rather than conclusive.

Below you can view the current honors GPA cutoffs and graduating class standings (Fall 2021 – Summer 2022) by college.

View 2021-22 Honors GPA Cutoffs

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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