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IGNITE the Future of UCF

Faculty and students make a university great. Research and education — in turn — help make our society a better place for everyone. But what is the spark that ignites it all?

For UCF, it started when 89 donors came forward with a $1 million donation to secure the land that is now home to one of our nation’s largest universities. Philanthropy is the spark that created UCF, and now we have embarked on an unprecedented campaign to raise $500 million.

UCF is challenging long-held assumptions about the role and scope of public higher education. We believe success can only happen when we expand opportunity and demand excellence. And with philanthropic support, we are poised to emerge as a new category of university, uniquely suited to meet the challenges and pursue the opportunities of our rapidly-changing world.

Will you help ignite the future?

Ignite Tomorrow - Today. Give Now.

Glenn Hubbard

“I like to tell other alumni that UCF is your school forever. We all need to keep taking care of our school because I know that no matter where I am, I still belong to UCF.”

R. Glenn Hubbard, ’79, Dean of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School


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Once a Knight, Always a Knight

Strength in Numbers

More than 125,000 UCF alumni live and work in the Central Florida region, but it isn’t the only region in which we’re represented. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s reputation nationwide.

UCF alumni form a vast network of working professionals. Together, we engage in community service, offer scholarships and provide discounts on services and tickets to games and cultural events. Visit the UCF Alumni website to start making alumni resources your own.

Philanthropic donations from alumni, friends, community and charitable organizations enrich academic programs, help purchase equipment and allow UCF to continue to offer special opportunities to students and faculty. Contact the UCF Foundation for giving opportunities.

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Upcoming Alumni Events

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Join your Volusia/Flagler UCF Alumni Club at our Annual Welcome Party! The club will be providing popular appetizers and lunch items. There will be a cash bar for drink purchases, TVs to watch sports, fellow UCF alumni to meet and…

Looking Ahead

Pegasus Magazine

Pegasus, the official magazine of the University of Central Florida, is published three times a year and mailed to more than 277,000 alumni, students, faculty and members of our community.

Summer 2019

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Insider’s Travel Guide

UCF students from around the world share their best local travel tips.

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Spring 2019

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After becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from UCF’s engineering program, Marcie (Swilley) Washington ’83 worked for NASA, became an ordained minister, and survived her heart stopping for 22 minutes. Now, she’s tackling her next challenge: cancer.

Winter 2018

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The 2018 UCF Football Season in Review

The Knights’ past two seasons have proven to be a lesson in resolve.

Fall 2018

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The Strategists

UCF's programming team became first in North America by falling behind. 

Summer 2018

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How President Hitt Built a Legacy

Over the past 26 years, President John C. Hitt has grown UCF in size, standing and scholarship. But Hitt’s ability to guide growth extends beyond the university and into the entire Central Florida region. Here are a few of his major accomplishments.