M.D. Class of 2021 Commencement

Event Information

Addition Financial Arena

Friday, May 21, 2021

9:00 am – Doors Open

10:00 am – Ceremony Begins


This year’s ceremony is limited to graduates and their guests.  To expedite the seating process and to ensure parties are seated together, all guests will have pre-assigned seats based on RSVPs graduates submitted prior to April 21.  Any RSVPs submitted after the deadline will be assigned any remaining open seat, and may not be able to sit with their party.  Additional tickets will be available until we reach maximum COVID capacity.  Graduates requesting additional tickets should contact comevents@ucf.edu.

Graduates will receive hard copy tickets for their entire party in advance.  Tickets not picked up in advance by graduates will be available at the Arena will-call box office on Friday, May 21.

UCF COVID Policies and Self-Checker

The health and well-being of all UCF graduates and visitors is our top priority. Therefore, everyone will be required to wear a mask at all times, follow physical distancing measures, and complete the COVID Self-Checker the morning of the event before arriving on campus. 

For more information and to complete the self-checker, click below:


Armor Up and Charge On!


Graduates and guests may park in Garage D.  High school commencement ceremonies are also taking place on Friday, May 21 at the football stadium.  Please plan ahead for additional traffic on campus.

Garage D Map:


Commencement guests should anticipate long lines due to additional safety measures.  Please leave large purses, backpacks, and bags at home to expedite the bag check screenings.  Please be prepared to show your COVID self-checker “Cleared for Campus” confirmation with your commencement ticket upon entry.  

You will not be able to enter the arena without a ticket, a “Cleared for Campus” confirmation, and a mask.

Live Stream

Watch the M.D. Class of 2021 Commencement ceremony online via the UCF College of Medicine YouTube channel starting at 10 am.


Professional photos will be taken by GradImages for the graduates only prior to the ceremony and during the event.  UCF branded backgrounds will be set up in front of the arena for families to take photos together, on their own, before and after the ceremony.

Graduate Arrival Instructions

All graduates should report to The Venue between 8:30 am – 9:15 am dressed in their regalia and wearing a mask.  The Venue entrance is a located under a gray awning near Knightro’s Dining Hall (across from Burger U).  Once checked in, graduates will take a regalia photo and make their way to the arena floor.  All graduates must be seated before 9:45 am  Any graduate not on the arena floor by 9:45 am will be required to wait until after the ceremony opening to be seated.

The ceremony will end around 12 pm and graduates will be directed to exit back to The Venue to pick up their diploma. Graduates may then make their way to the Arena courtyard to join their guests for photos outside. 

For additional questions or information, please email comevents@ucf.edu.