Graduating from UCF this Spring?

More than 7,700 students expect to graduate from the University of Central Florida during six ceremonies May 1–3 at the CFE Arena. On each day the morning ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and the afternoon program begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors open to the public about 90 minutes before each event.

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Below is the schedule and speakers for each ceremony.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Morning Ceremony

Speaker: Orlando attorney and UCF Trustee Marcos Marchena.

– College of Arts & Humanities
– College of Engineering & Computer Science

Schedule of Events
7:30 AM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
8:00 AM – Graduates begin lining up
8:40 AM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
9:00 AM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
11:00 AM – Approximate end of ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

Speaker: Thaddeus “Thad” Seymour, Jr., a senior vice president at the Tavistock Development Co. and the president of the Lake Nona Institute.

– College of Health & Public Affairs

Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
1:30 PM – Graduates begin lining up
2:10 PM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
2:30 PM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
4:30 PM – Approximate end of ceremony


Friday, May 02, 2014

Morning Ceremony

Speaker: U.S. Rep. John L. Mica.

– College of Business Administration

Schedule of Events
7:30 AM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
8:00 AM – Graduates begin lining up
8:40 AM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
9:00 AM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
11:00 AM – Approximate end of ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

Speaker: Lars Houmann, president and chief executive officer of Florida Hospital and the Florida Division of Adventist Health System.

– College of Education and Human Performance
– College of Nursing

Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
1:30 PM – Graduates begin lining up
2:10 PM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
2:30 PM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
4:30 PM – Approximate end of ceremony


Saturday, May 03, 2014

Morning Ceremony

Speaker: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

– College of Sciences

Schedule of Events
7:30 AM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
8:00 AM – Graduates begin lining up
8:40 AM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
9:00 AM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
11:00 AM – Approximate end of ceremony

Afternoon Ceremony

Speaker: Dr. Gideon J. Lewis, a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon, UCF graduate, and a volunteer College of Medicine faculty member.

– College of Graduate Studies
– College of Medicine
– College of Optics & Photonics
– Office of Undergraduate Studies
– Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Schedule of Events
1:00 PM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open for guests and graduates
1:30 PM – Graduates begin lining up
2:10 PM – Procession of graduate candidates begins
2:30 PM – Commencement ceremony begins (will last approximately 2 hours)
4:30 PM – Approximate end of ceremony

The anticipated graduates include 6,488 students who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 1,161 for master’s degrees, 18 for education specialist degrees and 89 for doctoral degrees.

With next week’s expected graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 260,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.