Virtual Graduate Students’ Recognition Ceremony

Summer 2020 CECS (Virtual) Graduate Students’ Recognition Ceremony (Thursday, December 17 9:00 – 10:30 AM)

Honoring graduate students earning doctoral and master’s degrees, and graduate certificates, in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Our college’s graduate students provide extraordinary contributions during their time with us. They conduct and publish research, assist with or lead course instruction, mentor undergraduate students, and more. Consequently, the college has planned this formal event to honor our graduating graduate students and their families.

To register to attend the ceremony, click here.

Graduating students will have the option to have a one- or two-slide summary that describes their research accomplishments, program of study, future professional plans.
While this inaugural Graduate Students’ Recognition Ceremony is being held as a virtual Zoomcast for Fall 2020 graduates, the college intends to host future ceremonies on campus in the future as conditions allow.

The agenda is as follows*:

ItemPresenterStart Time (All times AM EDT)
WelcomeDr. Ali P. Gordon, Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, CECS9:02
MessageDr. Michael Georgiopoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science9:05
Names of Graduating CECS Graduate StudentsSlideshow9:10
Introduction of SpeakerMs. Hao Wang, AE PhD Student and President of SAGE9:21
Commencement MessageTBD9:23
Graduate Student SpotlightSlideshow9:40
Closing Message – CECS Alumni EngagementMs. Olivia Eriksen, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement CECS10:20

* This is subject to change, so please check back for updates

This program is not associated with the UCF Commencement.

Questions can be e-mailed to

For graduating graduate students who wish to receive special recognition during the ceremony, complete the following registration link and upload an MS PowerPoint file that can be displayed during the ceremony.

  • Template for graduating PhD students: Click here
  • Template for graduating MS thesis students: Click here
  • Template for graduating MS non-thesis students: Click here
  • Template for graduating graduate certificate students: Click here

To upload these, please go to the registration page.


Summer 2020 Graduate Students’ Recognition Ceremony