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The Official E-Newsletter of the Pegasus Parent Program. Produced by First Year Experience through the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services to keep you up-to-date on the latest news and stories from the University of Central Florida.

Strengthening Communities, Leading With Compassion: Ginsburg Family Foundation Awards $40 Million to UCF, Nemours, Holocaust Museum

The award includes a $5 million gift to UCF, which will be used to establish a center focused on fostering inclusion, building cross-cultural and global competencies, and serving the local community.

Universal Knights 2022: What You Need to Know

Tickets will be distributed in person for the April 24 event, which will provide late-night access to Universal’s Islands of Adventure for 11,000 Knights.

UCF Names 2022’s 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

This year’s honorees are scheduled to be recognized at a celebratory event May 21.

Explore Majors with the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center

Is your student Undeclared or unsure of their current major? If so, they are in good company! According to the National Center for Education, 75% of college students begin college undecided or change their major at least one time before they graduate. UCF’s Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC) empowers and supports all Undeclared and major exploring students during their exploration process.

Think 30 Scholarship Helps Students Graduate in Four Years

Did you know that students who complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year usually graduate in four years and are eligible for a $500 scholarship?

The Division of Student Learning and Academic Success will award $100,000 in scholarships to UCF students to help them pay for tuition and educational expenses. 

Applications are accepted between March 1 and May 13, 2022.

UCF Physicians Partner in National Asthma Study to Improve Care for Black, Latinx Patients

The study focuses on communities facing heaviest burdens from asthma.

Florida Sea Turtles Get a Boost with Gift of New Boat

The Marine Turtle Research Group has received a much-needed new boat that offers improved safety and research capabilities.

It’s Time to Get Ready to Register for Classes

Does your student know when to register for Summer and Fall 2022 classes? If they don't, let them know that they can check their myUCF portal for their
appointment time. 

To prepare for registration, students should make an appointment with their academic advisors to review their progress toward graduation and use mySchedule Builder to plan their ideal class schedule for Summer and Fall.

Encourage your student to visit the Summer/Fall 2022 Registration webpage for tips about registering on time, reducing stress, avoiding financial aid setbacks, gaining learning experiences like internships and other support tools that can be found all in one convenient place.


Readability Consortium Forms at UCF to Push Reading Research Boundaries

The Readability Consortium will explore ways to enable the world to read better by tailoring text to the individual.


Amazon Partners with UCF to Offer High Quality Education Through Free Tuition Program, Career Choice

Students working at Amazon can have tuition and fees paid up front as part of the company’s Career Choice Program


11 Spring Break Safety Tips for College Students

For college students, spring break is a time to celebrate finishing midterms and to get a much-needed break from their studies. For many it’s also a chance to socialize and plan trips with their friends.


Should My College Student Withdraw from a Difficult Course?

Making informed and wise choices is part of learning to be an adult. This is a moment of growth. As you support your student throughout their college career, you’ll experience many opportunities to celebrate their increasing independence and maturity.

Learn more about FAIRWINDS Credit Union

As the Official Student Banking Partner of UCF, we will be your guide for all your money management and financial needs throughout your UCF experience – and long into the future.” Visit the link below for more information:

Presented by FAIRWINDS Credit Union: “6 Strategies for Graduating Debt-Free"

Does your student have a rock-solid plan in place to graduate debt-free?
Check out these six strategies to help your student prepare.

Student Rocket Scientists Win $10K Competition at UCF Technology Ventures Symposium

Two aerospace engineering students won for their pitch for a rocket engine design company, which they believe is the future of space vehicle engines.

UCF Names 2022’s 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners


This year’s honorees are scheduled to be recognized at a celebratory event May 21.

Summer Bridge and Enrichment Programs

Participating in a summer program can be a terrific boost for an incoming college student. They gain academic, social and personal confidence and are better prepared for the transition to college life. If your student is able to attend a summer program, look into the application process soon because many are competitive and space is limited. Many programs offer financial aid or a scholarship to help cover the cost.

Programas de verano para enriquecimiento o preparación del estudiante

El participar en un programa de verano puede ser una de las mejores cosas que los estudiantes de primer año podrían hacer, pues esto les ayudará a que la transición a la universidad  sea más fácil, les prepara tanto académica como socialmente, les da confianza y les permite sentirse más seguros al saberse parte del plantel.

Upcoming Events
March 10, 1 pm to 2:30 pm 
Tips for UCF Transfer Success Series: LEADS & Student Panel

March 5, 3 pm to 4 pm 
What Is Grad School and Why Apply?

March 17, 3 pm to 4 pm
How to Turn Your Ideas into Things

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