Besides remembering to order a cap and gown and pick up ceremony tickets, UCF graduates will also need to remember the ceremony schedule.

Graduation this summer falls on Aug. 6. Graduates from the following colleges will participate in the morning ceremony, meaning graduates will need to arrive at the CFE arena by 7:30 a.m. when the doors open, according to the UCF commencement schedule. Graduates will start lining up around 8 a.m. and the procession of graduates will begin at 8:40 a.m. Commencement is set to start at 9 a.m. and last two hours.

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Business Administration

College of Education and Human Performance

College of Graduate Studies

College of Nursing

College of Undergraduate Studies

Rosen College of Hospitality Management 

The afternoon ceremony requires graduates to arrive at 1 p.m, when doors open for guests and graduates. Graduates will start lining up at 1:30 p.m. and the procession of graduates will start at 2:10 p.m. The commencement ceremony will start at 2:30 p.m. and last two hours. Graduates from the following colleges will participate in the afternoon ceremony.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

College of Health and Public Affairs

College of Medicine

College of Optics and Photonics

College of Sciences


Alissa Smith is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @thealissasmith or email her at

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