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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.

UCF Day of Giving 2022

The Parent and Family Fund is a meaningful way for parents and families to be involved in their student’s education beyond tuition. It supports important programs and initiatives that directly impact all students on campus by enhancing student development and success, fostering leadership, providing opportunities for experience-based learning and more.

Join us in celebrating UCF Day of Giving by making your gift TODAY at

What's even better? The Engle Family is matching gifts to the Parent and Family Fund! The first $3,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Double your impact by making a gift now!

5 Things to Know About UCF Day of Giving 2022

UCF Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising event. It’s one day for every Knight — alumni, faculty, parents, students and friends — to rally together in celebration of everything we love about UCF.

Sytia Messer Named UCF Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Messer, who most recently served as associate head coach at LSU, has a 22-year coaching career that includes a national title and 11 NCAA Championship appearances.
Continuum of Tutoring Options

It's 2 a.m., and your student needs help with an assignment due the next day. UCF alumni Shayna Rosen' 16 and Austin Drury '18 found themselves in the same predicament and decided to do something about it. They created StudyDate

26 Exemplary Students Awarded 2022 Order of Pegasus

Awarded each spring, the Order of Pegasus is UCF’s most prestigious student honor.

UCF Names 2022 Pegasus Professors

This year’s recipients include expert researchers in the fields of physics and crisis communications.

2022 UCF Founders’ Day Honorees

The annual celebration honors the academic achievements of our faculty members and students.

UCF has never followed what other universities have done, and the future of the university will continue to be unique, shaped by the strengths of its faculty and students. Click here to see the full list of Honorees.

Knights Do That: How Music Enhances Your Life

Chung Park, director of UCF’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, shares his gift and passion for teaching, insight on UCF Celebrates the Arts, and how you can learn to purposefully integrate music into your life.

UCF Reach for the Stars 2022 Honorees Are Pioneers in Their Fields of Study

From creating resilient communities that can withstand natural disasters to educating the public through fiction that explains real science, this year’s honorees are using research to help create a brighter future.

Why College Orientation Matters

The transition to college can be disorienting. Students move from the familiar routine of high school and home into a new and unfamiliar world. It’s a big change for their families, too.

How to Help Your Student Through the End of the Term

 Here are top tips and tricks for helping your student power through the rest of the semester.

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.

What is Ramadan?

UCF’s program director of Islamic studies discusses the month-long celebration, which is observed April 2 to May 2 this year, and how to be respectful of those who partake in it.

UCF Part of Historic Civilian Space Flight to the International Space Station

Civilian astronauts aboard Axiom’s flight will be part of UCF’s first medical studies looking at how space travel impacts the eyes and brain.

Cuándo visitar el centro de salud del campo universitario — Una lista de verificación

El centro de salud está ubicado en el campo universitario, es conveniente y cuenta con profesionales que sabrán cuándo se puede tratar un problema o cuándo se debe referir a un especialista o enviar a la sala de emergencias. Los estudiantes deben sentirse cómodos aprovechando los recursos de salud del campo universitario, y los padres deben sentirse seguros de que ellos recibirán una atención de calidad.

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April 5-16, 2022
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April 9, 10 am 
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