Earlier this year, I published “The 5 Best Locations on Campus for UCF Graduation Photos”, and looking back on it I realize that there were so many that I left off this list! It’s been two whole semesters since that post, and I’m back to reveal SIX more of the best locations on the University of Central Florida’s gorgeous main campus for totally fabulous grad photos!
1. UCF Student Union Pegasus Mural
It would be criminal of me to mention this location without giving credit to the talented Boy Kong, who designed and painted this mural at the UCF Student Union. It’s one of my favorite locations on campus because despite how many people walk by this heavy-traffic area, it always seems to be forgotten when it comes time for grad photos, which is unfortunate, because I find the vibrant mix of colors and the majestic pegasus create a wonderful backdrop for UCF grad photos!
2. Spectrum Stadium
Any true UCF Knight can say they’ve had their fair share of memories at Spectrum Stadium - watching your first UCF football game here is like a rite of passage. In the week leading up to graduation ceremonies, Spectrum Stadium opens it doors briefly to allow for grad photo, and what’s cooler(or should I say, Frost-ier) than using that huge, open stadium as your own photoshoot location?
3. Spectrum Stadium Knight Statue
Disclaimer: I do not recommend actually climbing on this statue, but many have done it, and many will continue to do it. Regardless, it’s one of the few towering Knight statues we have on campus, and it’s truly a sight to behold and take photos with.
4. UCF Student Union Pegasus Emblem
Yes, it’s totally okay to step on the Pegasus Emblem in the Student Union for grad photos(even if it’s before you actually graduate). Why? Because you don’t want to deal with the insanely long line of parents & grads waiting to get their own photos on ceremony day. Just don’t. Take the photo before ceremony day, and you’ll thank yourself.
5. UCF Knights Plaza Mural
Another beautiful mural making its way on this list that I can’t mention without giving credit to the incredibly talented artist who created it - Kevin Thomas, a Florida-based oil & pastel painter. I love this mural because it’s such a triumphant depiction of the spirit of UCF and its Knights, and another location that often gets forgotten for grad photos.
6. Your College’s Building!
Alright, so maybe the exterior of these buildings aren’t the prettiest or most “Instagram-worthy”, but apart from all the other locations, what better way to say “I did it!” than taking a proud, fabulous photo in front of your college’s building? You can be conservative or a little more fun with props & confetti - either way, it works!