As UCF continues returning to pre-pandemic operations, Summer 2021 graduates and their families will have the opportunity to participate in two celebrations.

Graduates are allowed to sign up for Grad Walk and in-person commencement, both of which will be held in the Addition Financial Arena. Recognitions for the about 2,880 graduates will occur Aug. 4-7.

Please note, students who do not sign up for either celebration will not be recognized during commencement events.

Students may order their cap and gown through online through Herff Jones now through July 2 for regular shipping. Orders placed by the final deadline of July 12 will incur expediated shipping costs. Herff Jones will also host a Grad Fair June 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the John T. Washington Center. Herff Jones reps will provide product demonstrations and to answer any questions students may have about regalia at this time.

A makeup commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates who missed celebrations due to the pandemic has also been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5. More details will be announced as they become available.

Grad Walk

From Aug. 4-6, UCF’s Grad Walk will provide a smaller, more intimate graduation experience. Summer graduates will be able to schedule a time to cross a stage at the Addition Financial Arena with a group of eight friends and family members watching.

Students will receive an email on June 29 and must use their Knights email to register for a 15-minute time slot on the day and time of their choice. Please note graduates are not required to wear regalia during Grad Walk.

In-Person Commencement

UCF will offer three in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 7 at Addition Financial Arena. If you are unsure which college you are graduating from, please search the name of your major or program in the degree search, click on the page and it will tell you.

For each ceremony, graduates are required to dress in official commencement regalia while participating in the Pomp and Circumstance processional and crossing the stage to receive their degree cover while their name is called aloud. Additionally, keynote speakers who are to be announced will address the audience, providing words of inspiration to graduates and their supporters.

Each graduate will be allowed up to five guests in attendance. Tickets will be distributed virtually, and more information will be sent to students as it’s available.

Face coverings are encouraged for unvaccinated graduates and guests during the indoor ceremony. The campus face mask guidelines provide more information. All graduates must complete the COVID Self-Checker, which is available through the UCF Mobile app. Guests must also complete the UCF COVID Self-Checker prior to arriving on campus.

9 a.m.
College of Business Administration
College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Medicine
College of Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management

2 p.m.
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Graduate Studies*
College of Nursing
College of Sciences
College of Undergraduate Studies

*The College of Graduate Studies houses the following master’s degree programs: Interdisciplinary Studies and Nanotechnology.

7 p.m.
College of Community Innovation and Education
College of Health Professions and Sciences

For more details and FAQs about Summer 2021 commencement celebrations, visit ucf.edu/lp/summer-2021-graduation-celebration. Please note more details about the Nov. 5 makeup commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates will be released as they become available.