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UCF Summer Graduation at The Celeste


UCF’s only on-campus luxury hotel, The Celeste is just a stone’s throw from the university’s summer-graduation headquarters over at the Addition Financial Arena. Now’s very much the time to lock down your boutique Marriott Tribute Portfolio lodgings for what’s sure to be a memory-minting weekend for some hard-working students and their loved ones.

Summer Graduation at UCF

The UCF In-Person Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 7 at the Addition Financial Arena. In other words, it’s just around the corner!

The day’s proceedings get underway at 9 AM with ceremonies for the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Medicine, College of Optics & Photonics, and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

At 2 PM, graduates of the College of Arts & Humanities, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Sciences, and College of Undergraduate Studies walk across the stage.

The College of Community Innovation & Education and the College of Health Professions & Sciences close out summer commencement at 7 PM.

Grad Walk

The In-Person Commencement Ceremony comes on the heels of a more intimate graduation happening: Grad Walk, which goes down Wednesday, August 4 through Friday, August 6. Grad Walk sees UCF’s 2021 graduates and as many as eight of their guests having a stage-walk experience head of the big shebang on Saturday.

Ultra-Convenient Boutique Accommodations for UCF’s Summer 2021 Graduation

Book luxury accommodations a short stroll away from the Addition Financial Arena for summer commencement this August. Our 179 rooms and suites provide an outstanding home-away-from-home for family and friends of Summer 2021 graduates, who’ll be getting some very well-deserved recognition up on stage.

We’re proud to offer UCF’s first luxury on-campus accommodations, and proud to feature artwork by UCF students here at the hotel—a reflection of our rewarding relationship with the university’s School of Visual Arts & Design. Our aesthetic and style here at The Celeste, informed by the wonders and mysteries of the galaxy (and galaxies beyond), is very much in line with the spirit of this fine space-grant college, established in part to funnel bright minds into NASA’s research and exploration programs.

For celebrating graduation, by the way, we offer one of East Orlando’s top restaurants right on site: Aurora.

We look forward to hosting you here at The Celeste, the UCF’s very own Tribute Portfolio hotel, for this very special occasion!