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The Celeste – Hotel for Fall Graduation at UCF


Fall 2021 in-person commencement is just around the corner at the University of Central Florida! For the perfect luxury accommodations just a hop, skip, and a jump from the ceremonies, you don’t need to look any further than The Celeste Hotel, located right on campus.

Fall 2021 Grad Walk & In-Person Commencement at the University of Central Florida

More than 6,100 degrees are set to be conferred during the Fall 2021 Commencement at UCF, which’ll be playing out from Wednesday, December 15th through Saturday, December 18th at the Addition Financial Arena.

The action kicks off on Wednesday and Thursday with the pomp and circumstance (literally) of the smaller-scale Grad Walk activities. These more intimate celebrations come followed up with the in-person commencement, which will include three ceremonies on Friday (9 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM) and one ceremony on Saturday (9 AM).

This year’s UCF Fall Commencement speakers haven’t yet been announced, but will surely give some inspiring words of wisdom to these freshly minted graduates.

The Celeste Hotel: The Perfect Luxury Accommodations for UCF’s Fall 2021 Commencement

As the first luxury hotel on the UCF campus, The Celeste makes an absolutely ideal place to stay—and to celebrate—during Fall 2021 Commencement. We’re just on the other side of campus from the Addition Financial Arena, providing the utmost convenience for any and all commencement attendees.

Our impeccable Tribute Portfolio rooms and suites just a stone’s throw from the commencement stage aren’t the only draw. Nor is our whimsical, astronomically oriented decor. We also offer a pitch-perfect place for a celebration dinner during or after the commencement proceedings in the form of our on-site Aurora restaurant!

Helmed by the ultra-talented Chef Mike Trudnak, Aurora’s creative and crowd-pleasing menu hits all the right marks for a special-occasion feast. From Jamaican Spiced Alligator Empanadas, Florida Wagyu Beef Sliders, and Parmesan Truffle Arancini appetizers to such entrees as Seared Swordfish, Char-Grilled Strip Steak, Pork Osso Bucco, and Black Garlic Pappardelle, Aurora’s dishes span some fantastic territory.

And then there’s dessert, not least an over-the-top, all-around delectable confectionary indulgence ideal for sharing: Aurora’s signature Supernova, a dark-chocolate balloon dome beefed up with candied walnuts, smashed raspberries, hot rum-flavored caramel, and vanilla bean ice cream—oh, and a Ghirardelli brownie just for good measure!

Book Your Celeste Stay for UCF’s Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Take the guesswork out of University of Central Florida commencement accommodations by reserving your room or suite at The Celeste Hotel today—and get ready for a flawless celebration meal at Aurora, as well!