• UCF Grad Cap Contest

Graduation is almost upon us so it’s time to put your best cap forward!

Share your personality through your cap and get a chance to win some UCF merchandise before you graduate!

Step 1: Decorate your cap.

UCF Teach Love Inspire graduation cap

Show off who you are through your cap!


Whether you want to showcase your major, your job, or your artistic skills your cap should be a reflection of you.


Step 2: Follow UCF Alumni.

UCF Pegasus inspired graduation cap

Choose any platform to follow!


Step 3: Post your photo on social media.

UCF Dog inspired graduation cap

Use the hashtag #UCFGRADCAP and share!


Photos can be submitted to Instagram, Twitter, or in a message to the UCF Alumni Facebook page.


Step 4: Wait to win!

UCF Knightro inspired graduation cap

4EK will vote on the best cap for each of the 5 superlatives!


Superlatives are: Most School Spirit, Most Artistic, Most Inspirational Quote, Best Pop Culture Reference, and Most Likely to Keep Charging On.

Fall Grad Cap Contest Official Rules

Graduation is almost upon us so it’s time to put your best cap forward! Share your personality through your cap and get a chance to win some UCF merchandise before you graduate!



  • UCF Ornament
  • UCF Alumni License Plate Frame
  • UCF Padfolio
  • UCF Alumni Water Bottle
  • UCF Tervis Cup

  • All participants must follow us @ucfalumni on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram prior to entering.
  • Participants can use any platform to enter, but only ONE (1) submission will be considered.
  • Profiles must be public for entries entered through Instagram or Twitter in order to be a valid entry.
  • You MUST use the hashtag #UCFGradCap in your caption to be considered a valid entry.
  • All grad cap submissions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2019 in order to be considered.
  • Facebook profiles do NOT have to be public in order for you to submit your entry. You can submit your photo of your cap via Facebook message.
  • Independent businesses that provide cap decorating or photography are not permitted to enter the contest.
  • Entries with multiple people in the photo count as ONE (1) entry on behalf of the posting account.
  • Participants must be graduating in Fall 2019 in order to enter the contest.
  • UCF Alumni is offering ONE (1) prize to each of the FIVE (5) winners
  • Limit ONE (1) prize per winner.
  • 4EVER KNIGHTS Student organization (4EK) students will vote on the best cap from each of the FIVE (5) categories. (Most School Spirit, Most Inspirational Quote, Best Pop Culture Reference, Most Creative, and Most Likely To Keep Charging On)
  • At the submission deadline, all valid photo submissions will be collected and placed into the following categories (list categories). Submissions will be presented to 4EVER KNIGHTS who will serve as judges for the contest. The group will vote on one winner per category. Winners will be determined by a majority vote. If a category ends with a tied vote, the 4EK staff advisor will make the tie-breaking decision.
  • Winners will be notified by 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 12, 2019. UCF Alumni will notify winners via direct message (DM) and social media posts. Once notified, winners will have 24 hours to message UCF Alumni to claim your prize.
  • You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence.
  • UCF employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
  • By submitting your entry into the contest, you are granting UCF Alumni the right to use your submission photos for marketing purposes.
  • We reserve the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.


If you are submitting through Instagram or Twitter, your profile must be set to public for us to see your submission. If you prefer not to have your profile public you can choose to submit your cap through Facebook Message, but you will still have to show you followed @ucfalumni on social media.

You can submit your cap design as early as December 2, 2019!

No. We will only count one submission per person.

No. Please pick only one platform to submit your grad cap design. Posting on multiple platforms will not count as additional entries.

We will be posting updates and deadlines throughout all social media platforms! Winners will be notified through DM as well as through social media posts.

You can pick up your prize during UCF Alumni Center's operating hours on Friday (Dec. 13, 2019) or Saturday (Dec. 14, 2019).

The deadline to submit your cap is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.