About 3,700 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate in two ceremonies Aug. 5 at the CFE Arena.
The commencement ceremonies for the different colleges will be:
- 9 a.m. – College of Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education & Human Performance, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Undergraduate Studies, and Rosen College of Hospitality Management
- 2:30 p.m. – College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Health & Public Affairs, College of Medicine, College of Optics & Photonics, and College of Sciences
UCF has awarded more than 309,900 degrees since classes began in 1968. This term there will be 3,072 bachelor’s degrees, 529 master’s and 110 doctoral graduates.
Former U.S. Rep. John Mica will provide the commencement address for the morning ceremony, and Florida Rep. Jason Brodeur will address the afternoon graduates.
Mica served 24 years as a U.S. congressman and was recognized as a national transportation leader and advocate for veterans. During his term he chaired the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the subcommittees for civil service, criminal justice and drug policy, aviation, government operations, and transportation oversight.
In Central Florida, Mica’s transportation projects included the I-4 reconstruction, SunRail and the Orlando International Airport expansion. Mica has also been a proponent for the region’s simulation and modeling industry, working with UCF to develop the industry that is vital to the university and Central Florida economy.
Mica graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in education.
Brodeur, who lives in Sanford, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010.
He chairs the Health and Human Services appropriations subcommittee and has served as chair of the Health and Human Service committee, and the Government Operations and Health Innovation subcommittees.
Brodeur is president/CEO of the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and in 2016 the Orlando Business Journal named him CEO of the year. Brodeur also has been named legislator of the year by the Legal Aid Society and the Florida Coalition for Children.
Brodeur attended UCF before he earned a bachelor’s degree in food and resource economics and an MBA from the University of Florida.
All guests at the commencement ceremonies, including children and infants, must have a ticket to be admitted.
Guests should expect long lines because of security measures. It is advised not to take purses, backpacks or large bags to expedite security screenings. Doors at the arena will open 90 minutes before the start of each ceremony.
Anyone who does not have a ticket can view a telecast of the ceremonies on closed circuit television at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and the Student Union if seats are available.
For other details, go to the commencement website .