This Saturday’s Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony honoring the graduates of the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science will be live-streamed at 3:45 p.m., as part of the university’s virtual commencement ceremonies.
Each of the university’s 13 colleges will recognize graduates by hosting individual ceremonies on the university’s main Facebook and YouTube pages on Saturday, August 1, where the names of every graduate from each college will be read aloud. All of the sessions will be archived on YouTube afterward.
UCF’s commencement speaker is George A. Kalogridis ’76, president of segment development and enrichment for Disney Parks Experiences and Products.
A number of ways to celebrate virtually – including social media digital swag and a graduation Cap contest – are available from the university. See the UCF Today story “Ways to Celebrate the Class of 2020 Virtually” to see all the links and information available from the university, including a downloadable keepsake PDF that shows the names of the Summer 2020 CECS Graduating Class.
With approximately 350 graduates in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, summer 2020 marks an extraordinary semester of education that was conducted in a virtual education paradigm.
The college will confer nearly 100 doctoral and master’s degrees, and approximately 250 bachelor’s degrees, in its Summer 2020 commencement ceremony.
Wishes of congratulations have been recorded by the college’s deans and department chairs. See a recorded message from Dean Michael Georgiopoulos, Ph.D.
See below to view additional videos from college leadership.
Virtual Recognition Ceremony for CECS Graduate Students
The college’s Office of Graduate Affairs is hosting a recognition ceremony on Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for graduate students graduating in Summer 2020. The keynote speaker is Catherine “Cathy” Kammerer ’13MS ’15PhD, senior manager of materials and processes engineering at Aerojet Rocketdyne. RSVP and view the full program.
This inaugural recognition ceremony — celebrating the achievements of master’s- and doctoral-degree earners, and graduates of certificate programs — will be held in the future as either virtual or on-campus events as conditions permit.
Welcome to the CECS Alumni Family
The Summer 2020 graduating class adds to the number of UCF engineering and computer science alumni, which stands at approximately 40,000, according to Olivia Eriksen, associate director of alumni engagement in the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. See Eriksen’s recorded message to the Summer Class of 2020 graduates.
Watch recorded messages of congratulations from CECS deans, department chairs (recorded in the spring of 2020):
Manoj Chopra, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Excerpt: “Respect yourself and respect others. Have a cause greater than yourself. Go out there and do great things!”
Ali Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs Excerpt: “I’m proud that you were able to dedicate your skill set and work ethic to accomplish this goal.”