Approximately 9,000 degrees will be conferred during UCF’s Spring 2022 Commencement. Held in the Addition Financial Arena, the spring commencement includes six separate and successive in-person ceremonies, taking place at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 6-7.
For each of the ceremonies, graduates will dress in official UCF regalia, participate in the Pomp and Circumstance processional, and cross the commencement stage to receive their diploma.
On Thursday, May 5, from 3-7 p.m., spring graduates will be offered a photo-video opportunity within the Addition Financial Arena. This will be a first-come, first-served occasion for graduates and their well-wishers to take photos and videos on the ceremony stage. No pre-registration is required.
Each graduate will receive five commencement tickets. All guests, including children and infants, need a ticket for admission into the Addition Financial Arena. All graduates who have filed an intent to graduate will receive commencement ceremony tickets when they pick up their regalia packet.
Guests who do not have tickets may watch the live ceremony via a simulcast viewing in the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and the Student Union. Ceremonies will also be livestreamed on UCF’s YouTube channel.
Commencement by the Numbers
UCF has awarded more than 390,000 total degrees since classes began in 1968. On average, the university awards approximately 18,000 degrees each academic year. Currently, UCF has more than 335,500 individual alumni.
More than one-quarter of this spring’s degrees are being conferred to students majoring in the STEM fields. One out of every five of this semester’s graduates are first-generation students. Earlier this academic year, U.S. News and World Report recognized UCF as a national leader in both innovation and social mobility.
Annually, UCF graduates one of the highest numbers of minorities in the nation. Half of this semester’s degrees will be conferred to students from underrepresented communities. Hispanic students comprise more than one-quarter of all of UCF’s spring degree recipients. For the seventh consecutive year, Insight Into Diversity awarded UCF the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. Additionally, Hispanic Outlook recognized the university among the nation’s best for conferring degrees to Hispanic students.
Graduates and guests can review the below commencement ceremony schedule, listing colleges and ceremony dates:
For more details and FAQs about Spring 2022 commencement celebrations, visit ucf.edu/graduation.