Every Honors student who successfully completes the University Honors or Honors in the Major program receives an Honors Medallion. During the week of 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. Students will be informed of pick up times during the weeks leading up to the banquet.



  • DATE: Tuesday, May 1
  • TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • LOCATION: Pegasus Grand Ballroom, UCF Student Union


  • DATE: Wednesday, May 2
  • TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
  • LOCATION: Pegasus Grand Ballroom, UCF Student Union

If you are a University Honors or Honors in the Major student graduating in spring 2018 and have submitted your Honors Intent to Graduate, you are invited to attend the 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.

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 after submission. If a guest is unable to attend after they have been submitted, please contact Meredith.Harris@ucf.edu.

Additional Ticket Policy: If there are any guest tickets remaining after student RSVPs are completed, they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional ticket requests can be made when you RSVP. You will receive a notification email on Wednesday, April 18, confirming whether or not you have been granted additional tickets, and instructions on how to purchase them. These additional guest tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.


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 H2 & H4. Please see map.


May 1:

Chicken Franzia with artichokes and fire roasted tomatoes in a white wine lemon sauce, garlic and rosemary roasted red bliss potatoes

Vegan option - Seared polenta cake with white bean puree, sauteed baby kale, wild mushrooms and a truffle oil drizzle


May 2:

Mediterranean grilled chicken with capers, sundried tomatoes and mushroom sauce, herbed tri-color orzo pasta, and sauteed vegetables

Vegan option - Mediterranean roasted vegetable quinoa stuffed bell pepper with roasted fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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