Celebrating the Class of 2021


Congratulations on your nursing degree or graduate certificate from the UCF College of Nursing! We are so proud of you. You should be proud, too. You’ve earned the title of Knight Nurse, joining a community of more than 12,500 alumni. It’s time now to celebrate. Thank your family, friends and mentors. Congratulate your peers. Receive encouragement and inspiration for the next step in your career.

Most importantly, it is time to be officially recognized as a graduate of the UCF College of Nursing.

Don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can share in your achievement!


Summer 2021 Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
5 p.m.
The Venue, UCF Main Campus

Students are limited to 5 guests. Event will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

Join us for a time-honored tradition in the UCF College of Nursing. Separate from UCF graduation, the College of Nursing Recognition Ceremony celebrates the passage of undergraduate students into the nursing profession, and honors the achievement of graduate nursing students earning a master’s or doctoral degree.

During the ceremony, undergraduate students are recognized with a nursing medallion and graduate students are draped with a hood. Recognition is also given to those earning a graduate certificate.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all Summer 2021 graduating students of the UCF College of Nursing and their guests.

What is the attire?

All degree-earning students (BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD) must wear graduation regalia to the ceremony (no cap). Graduating students who are not wearing regalia will not be permitted to walk in the processional or across the stage. The only exception is for graduate certificate students who may wear professional business attire.

How do I order nursing pins and regalia?

Contact Barnes & Noble next to UCF Arena at 407-882-0364 for deadlines to order nursing pins and regalia. Nursing pins are an optional purchase and are not required.

How can my friends and family view the livestream?

The Summer 2021 Recognition Ceremony will be livestreamed on the UCF College of Nursing YouTube channel.

What COVID-19 protocols will be in place for the event?

Face coverings are encouraged and everyone attending is asked to complete the UCF COVID Self Checker prior to arriving on campus.