Every Honors student who successfully completes University Honors or Honors in the Major receives an Honors Medallion. During the week prior to Commencement, we hold the Honors Graduation Banquet to recognize Honors graduates and award these medallions. During the Honors Graduation Banquet, which the President, Provost, and Deans attend, the student is vested by the Provost with their Honors Medallion. This medallion is then worn at Commencement as part of the academic regalia.

Students unable to attend the Honors Graduation Banquet may pick up their medallion at the Front Desk of The Burnett Honors College beginning the day following the Graduation Banquet.


  • DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)
  • LOCATION: Pegasus Grand Ballroom, UCF Student Union


If you are a University Honors student graduating in Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 and have submitted your Honors Intent to Graduate, you are invited to attend the University Honors Graduation Banquet. The Banquet is a formal, seated dinner, during which we recognize our Honors graduates by vesting them with their Honors Medallion, symbolizing their academic success. You will receive an email to your Knights Email account with the link to RSVP for your complimentary student ticket on March 17, 2017.

The RSVP deadline is April 19, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Please note that your Thesis Chair will be receiving a formal invitation with separate RSVP instructions.


Every graduate may reserve up to 3 guest tickets for friends and family members. Guest tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guest tickets are $40.00 each.

Payment for guest tickets will be accepted via debit or credit card. You must pay upon submitting your guest. You will not be able to make any changes to your RSVP following submission. If a guest is unable to attend after they have been submitted, please contact Carla.Portilla@ucf.edu

Extra Guest Ticket Policy: If there are any guest tickets remaining as of April 19, 2017, they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Extra ticket requests can be made when you RSVP. You will receive a notification email starting April 21 confirming whether or not you have been granted additional tickets. Any extra tickets must be paid for by April 24.


Main Entree: Chicken Franzia seared chicken with artichokes and fire roasted tomatoes in a white wine lemon sauce, garlic with rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes, and roasted seasonal fresh vegetables.

Vegetarian Entree: Seared polenta cake with white bean puree, sauteed baby kale, wild mushrooms and a truffle oil drizzle.

*Please be sure to note if you prefer the vegetarian entree, as well as any dietary restrictions for you and your guests during the RSVP process*


The Burnett Honors College Graduation Banquet is a formal event attended by both UCF’s President and Provost. Professional business attire is recommended.


Complimentary parking will be available in parking lots H1 & H2 located directly in front of the Burnett Honors College. Please see map.

Please note that there is no guarantee that any additional tickets will be available