Commencement and Grad Finale: Reserve Your Spot and Order Regalia

Thursday, February 24, 2022

We look forward to celebrating our graduates later this spring in our first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019 and by continuing the popular Grad Finale events on campus. We are anticipating a larger than normal turnout as we deliver on our promise to invite 2020 and 2021 registered Graduates to our in-person ceremony.

Our in-person ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida Orlando Campus. The two confirmed ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with a possible 6 p.m. ceremony to be added if needed.

Reserve Your Spot and Order Regalia

To plan for special seating, we request that you reserve your spot and order regalia (if needed) using this link no later than Friday, March 18, 2022.

We will also host indoor Grad Finale celebrations on the East, Osceola and West campuses on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2022. Volunteers are needed for all three locations, so if you are interested in helping graduates celebrate, click here.

Since this is the first time we’ve hosted both the regular commencement and Grad Finale celebrations, we are offering an option for full-time faculty who are expected to participate in the commencement activities to choose how you would like to celebrate our graduates. You may select either the in-person commencement ceremony or you may choose the on-campus Grad Finale celebration. Of course, if you would like to participate in both the in-person commencement ceremony AND the on-campus Grad Finale, we welcome you to do so.

All other faculty (including annually appointed, temporary, visiting professors and part-time faculty) are invited, but not required, to attend commencement activities.

We look forward to celebrating our graduates together!

If you have any questions, contact Shauna Anstey, director, conferencing and college events, at

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