Final exams are upon students once again — which only means graduation for many is very soon after.

Graduation for Spring 2013 takes place between May 2 and May 4 at the UCF Arena. Ceremonies last around two hours.


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Each graduate candidate will receive up to 5 tickets. Candidates can request extra tickets through the Commencement Ticket Lottery, which is found under ‘other academic…’ within the myUCF Student Center, April 22-26, 2013. Extra tickets are not guaranteed.

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Approximately 6-10 weeks after Commencement, all baccalaureate and masters diplomas will be mailed to the address indicated on the student’s Intent to Graduate.

View dates, times and commencement speakers for UCF Spring 2013 graduation below.

Thursday May 2, 2013
Graduate candidates should plan to arrive at the UCF Arena at least 70 minutes before the processional begins.

Morning Ceremony
8:40 a.m. – Procession of graduate candidates begins.

College of Arts & Humanities
Architecture, Art, Digital Media, English, Film, French, History, Humanities, Modern Languages Combination, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Spanish, Theatre, College of Engineering & Computer Science

9:00 a.m. – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
Commencement Speaker: Peter Delfyett, professor, College of Optics and Photonics/CREOL

Afternoon Ceremony
Graduate candidates should plan to arrive at the UCF Arena at least 70 minutes before the processional begins.

2:10 p.m. – Procession of graduate candidates begins.

College of Health & Public Affairs, College of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

2:30 p.m. – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
Commencement Speaker: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton


Friday May 3, 2013
Arena doors will open for guests approximately 90 minutes before each ceremony begins.

Morning Ceremony
Graduate candidates should plan to arrive at the UCF Arena at least 70 minutes before the processional begins.

8:40 a.m. – Procession of graduate candidates begins.

College of Business Administration, College of Nursing

9:00 a.m. – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
Commencement Speaker: Jim Heekin, Orlando attorney and CPA, partner in the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

Afternoon Ceremony
Graduate candidates should plan to arrive at the UCF Arena at least 70 minutes before the processional begins.

2:10 p.m. – Procession of graduate candidates begins.

College of Education, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

2:30 p.m. – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
Commencement Speaker: Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University


Saturday May 4, 2013
Arena doors will open for guests approximately 90 minutes before each ceremony begins.

Morning Ceremony
Graduate candidates should plan to arrive at the UCF Arena at least 70 minutes before the processional begins.

8:40 a.m. – Procession of graduate candidates begins.

College of Optics and Photonics, College of Graduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Office of Undergraduate Studies, Applied Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Sciences, Actuarial Science, Anthropology, Advertising/Public Relations, Biology, Chemistry, Communication (Interpersonal/Organizational), Forensic Science, Journalism, Mathematics, Modeling & Simulation*, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Radio-Television, Sociology, Social Science, Statistics

9:00 a.m. – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours
Commencement Speaker: Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry

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