• UCF Grad Cap Contest

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


We’re excited to celebrate the UCF Class of 2021 with a virtual cap contest! Share your personality through your grad cap for the opportunity to win fun prizes. 


Didn’t order a cap and gown? Don’t count yourself out! You can use our grad cap template to enter the contest. These entries can be designed virtually or printed and decorated.


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.

Grad Cap Contest Official Rules


Five (5) Graduation prize packs with UCF swag including: a UCF photo frame, a UCF tumbler, a black and gold tassel, and more.

  • 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 August 7, 2021 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 Summer 2021 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 Ambassadors (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 5 p.m. EST on August 11, 2021. 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.


Don’t count yourself out! You can use our grad cap template to enter the contest. These entries can be designed virtually or printed and decorated.

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 today! Just be sure to submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 7, 2021.

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.

Prizes will be mailed to all winners within five (5) weeks of claiming their prize. 

The deadline to submit your cap is 11:59 p.m. EST on August 7, 2021.