Commencement is a culmination of the hard work and dedication students put into earning their degree. It is not only a way to recognize their efforts, but to celebrate graduates as they begin to apply the lessons they’ve learned in the classroom to the world beyond academia. And while the pomp and circumstance may look a little different this year, UCF is as proud as ever to honor this fall’s graduating class.
Celebrate on Social
Sign Up for Grad Walk
We may not be able to hold in-person commencement ceremonies right now, but we are offering an opportunity for you to celebrate your big accomplishment on campus. Please check your email to sign up today for a chance to walk across the stage in the Student Union, take photos and celebrate with up to four loved ones and friends. If you have questions or cannot find your email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customize Your Commencement Slide
We’ve added some fun options for you to personalize your celebration. Choose a custom background, animation and sticker that will appear on your recognition slide during your virtual ceremony. Plus, you’ll be able to include your name pronunciation to help us get it right. Please check your email for more information, and make this significant milestone a memorable one.
Take Photos at The Bounce House
The stadium will be open Dec. 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., so graduates can take photos in their caps and gowns. Please enter through Gates 10 or 17.
#UCFGrad Video Celebrations
Class of 2020, we want to celebrate with you! No matter where or how you’re celebrating, we want to see. So take a video at your virtual commencement, share on social using #UCFGrad and upload it here to be included in a fun commencement video.
Grad Cap Contest
You may not be able to show your cap off at the Addition Financial Arena just yet, but don’t fret. UCF Alumni is hosting a virtual cap contest for the Class of 2020! Share your personality through your grad cap for the opportunity to win fun prizes. Entries can be designed virtually or printed and decorated, so no need to worry if you didn’t order a cap and gown. You can use our grad cap template to enter the contest. Please remember to participate safely by wearing your masks and practice social distancing as you take your photos.
View contest rules.
We invite you to move the tassel on your cap from the right side to the left to —either plain or with confetti and UCF’s Alma Mater playing. You can also participate in a UCF grad Q&A and reflect on what you love most about being a Knight. Simply save your preferred effect to your Instagram account, take a video using the effect and tap the screen to move your tassel from right to left. Be sure to tag @ucf.edu so we can share your accomplishment!
UCF Grad Cap Augmented Reality Filter
UCF Grad Cap + Alma Mater Augmented Reality Filter
UCF Grad Q&A Augmented Reality Filter
Share your accomplishment with friends and family on Facebook by adding a Facebook frame for the degree you earned (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral) to your profile photo. Add one using the link above or search “UCF Class of 2020” when changing your profile photo.
Facebook Cover Photos
Proud to be a UCF grad? Add a Facebook cover photo to celebrate your success!
Share your UCF pride and download a mobile wallpaper today.
Jazz up your Instagram and Snapchat stories or TikTok post with a UCF Class of 2020 GIPHY sticker. Be sure to tag @ucf.edu so we can celebrate with you!
Spotify Playlist Submission
Celebrate your time as a Knight with a playlist built by the Class of 2020. Submit a song suggestion to UCF Alumni for a chance to be featured.
For Family and Friends of Graduates
Add a Facebook frame to your profile photo to share how proud you are of your graduate with family and friends. Add one from above or search “UCF Family” when changing your profile photo.
Facebook Cover Photos
Are you a proud parent of a UCF grad? Add a Facebook cover photo to share your excitement.
Download a mobile wallpaper and set it as your background to show support for your Knight.
Zoom Party Backgrounds
If you can’t be with your grad due to COVID-19, try having a group celebration on Zoom. Download your favorite virtual background and party on!
Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
On Dec. 19, UCF will celebrate graduates with virtual commencement ceremonies on Facebook and YouTube.
College of Arts and Humanities
Some programs will recognize graduates with events and photos at the department level. Please refer to your advisor. To learn more about how to stay connected after you graduate, visit the college’s commencement site.
Burnett Honors College
The college is compiling a virtual yearbook of graduating seniors called “The Wind Dancer,” which will be posted on the college’s website.
College of Business
College of Community Innovation and Education
View a congratulatory video from faculty and staff. The college will share a special doctoral ceremony prior to commencement.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
College of Graduate Studies
Programs will share individual congratulatory messages and arrange group photos at the department level. Please refer to your advisor.
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Programs will host virtual ceremonies and share individual congratulatory messages at the department level. View a celebratory video from the college.
College of Medicine
College of Nursing
Virtual recognition ceremony
Thursday, Dec. 17
To share your Knight Nurse pride, view video messages and review the post-graduation checklist, visit the college’s commencement website.
College of Optics and Photonics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
College of Sciences
Programs will host virtual ceremonies and share individual congratulatory messages at the department level. Please refer to your advisor.
College of Undergraduate Studies
The college will host a ceremony for its degree programs and will send a commemorative medallion to each of its graduates. To share your photos and to hear a congratulatory message from Vice Provost and Dean Theodorea Regina Berry, visit the college’s commencement site.