WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

University of Central Florida’s Summer Graduation Ceremony Will be Virtual

Photo: Jen Theodore

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

The State University System of Florida has ordered all state universities to develop “alternate plans” for summer graduation ceremonies. 

The University of Central Florida is among public universities in the state that will take their graduation ceremonies online this summer.

In a letter to students Friday, the UCF Registrar’s Office said the school, “will be unable to host a traditional ceremony for our summer graduates until it is safe to do so.”

“As with the Spring 2020 virtual commencement, this acknowledgement is meant to complement, not replace, the traditional ceremony,” it read.

UCF says it’s working with student government at the school to plan a virtual event on August 1 to celebrate the summer class of 2020.

Disney’s George Kalogridis who is a UCF alumni will be the commencement speaker.

The school says it still plans on rescheduling spring and summer graduations.

Students can buy and rent caps and gowns for graduation photos, but Herff Jones says it will also offer full refunds on canceled orders.

UCF’s spring online graduation took place on May 2. Speakers were Seattle Seahawks and UCF alumni Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin.

Bookmark this page, for updates on summer graduation.


Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.

GET THE LATEST

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

Reporter

Danielle Prieur is a general reporter for 90.7 News. She studied journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and interned at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from the metro Detroit area.

TOP