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Venue Information

A security check will be conducted for all guests and graduates entering the arena.

UCF Commencement takes place at the Addition Financial Arena (12777 Gemini Blvd N., Orlando FL, 32816) on the main campus. Tickets for adults, childern and infants are required for admittance to the Addition Financial Arena. Once admitted, guests are not permitted to exit and re-enter, they’re not allowed access to the graduate line up, processional and seating areas.

While most guest seating is general admission, some seating is reserved for platform party guests and doctoral families. Early arrivals will have the best choice of seating. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each ceremony. Guests interested in sitting together should arrive early together.

The Addition Financial Arena does not allow backpacks of any kind or bags larger than 12’’ x 6’’ x 12’’ inside the arena. Guests who bring backpacks or large bags will be asked to return them to their car before entering the building. Plan to arrive approximately one hour and 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Travel to the Addition Financial Arena may take longer than expected, and guests should anticipate long lines and wait times.

The following items are also prohibited to bring by both graduates and their guests into the Addition Financial Arena: balloons, bottles, cans, containers, glass vases, alcoholic beverages, noisemakers, air horns, laser pens, silly string, confetti, banners, signs or posters. Review the full list of prohibited items here.

Guests should be made aware that the temperature inside the Addition Financial Arena is much cooler than outside, and they should plan to bring a jacket or sweater.

First aid is available on the main concourse level of the Addition Financial Arena. Paramedics will be available onsite throughout each ceremony. Lost and Found is located at the Addition Financial Arena Guest Relations office on the main concourse. Baby strollers and balloons are NOT permitted in seating areas but can be checked at the Addition Financial Arena’s main lobby prior to the ceremony.

Guests can purchase graduation day flower bouquets and leis at the Addition Financial Arena the day of commencement. Guests can also pre-order flower items online prior to the day of commencement at a discount price. Orders can be picked up at the Addition Financial Arena before and during each ceremony, but they are only permitted to be given to graduates after the ceremony. Vases are not permitted inside the Addition Financial Arena.