More than 3,700 students expect to graduate from the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the CFE Arena.
The morning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and the afternoon program begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open to the public about 90 minutes before each ceremony.
Guests must have tickets to enter the arena, and guest parking will be available in garages C, D and H. Those without tickets are invited to watch live telecasts of the ceremonies at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center across the street from the arena and on campus on cable channel 21. The ceremonies will also be available via live Internet broadcast at http://webcast.oir.ucf.edu.
Students intending to walk for commencement should be lined up at least one hour prior to the start of the event. The processional begins about 20 minutes before the listed start time, and the ceremonies are expected to last at least two hours.
The morning ceremony is for students in the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Performance, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, Office of Undergraduate Studies and Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
Judy Albertson, UCF Board of Trustees charter member will speak and will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.
Albertson initially served on the UCF Community Arts Advisory Board in 1989, and she was a charter member of the UCF Board of Trustees when it was established in 2001. She is a current member of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors. Albertson also has played a leading role in UCF’s fundraising for the performing arts, and she has served on the advisory committee of UCF’s Judaic Studies Program since its creation.
Saturday’s afternoon ceremony is for students in the College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Health & Public Affairs, College of Medicine Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Optics & Photonics, and the College of Sciences.
The speaker will be UCF Board of Trustees charter member Phyllis Klock. She will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science Degree.
Klock served on the UCF Foundation Board from 1992 to 2005 and began a second tenure in 2011 that continues today. She is an enthusiastic supporter of UCF’s sports teams and is a member of the UCF Athletics Association Board of Directors. She also is a strong advocate for the College of Business Administration.
The anticipated graduates include 3,008 students who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 610 for master’s degrees, 3 for education specialist degrees, 102 for doctoral degrees.
With this week’s expected graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 263,700 degrees since classes began in 1968.