Former President Bill Clinton to speak at UCF graduation Thursday

Clinton to receive honorary degree for humanitarian service


ORLANDO, Fla. – Former President Bill Clinton is expected to make his third visit to the University of Central Florida for the college's 50th anniversary and will speak at one of five graduation ceremonies.

He will be the second United States president to speak at a UCF graduation ceremony since President Richard M. Nixon addressed graduates in 1973.

The former president will also receive an honorary degree from the university for his work as president, humanitarian and international ambassador since he left office.

President Clinton will speak at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony on Thursday, May 2, at the UCF Arena where he will address graduates of UCF's College of Health and Public Affairs and the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.

Tickets are provided directly to graduates, and information about their distribution can be found at at UCF's registrar website.

Guests who do not have tickets are welcome to view a live telecast of each ceremony via closed circuit television at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center and Student Union and also on campus cable channel 21.

In addition, each ceremony will be recorded and posted online.