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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 parents, families, and support systems of new and current students up-to-date on the latest news and stories from the University of Central Florida.

For You:

Making the Most of Summer 2022

Whether your student is back at home before embarking on another year at UCF or about to begin their UCF experience for the first time, summer can be a time for them to tackle some important things.

Explore more about how you can support your student in these endeavors:

Please note: this article first appeared in June 2022's Pegasus Parent post.
Family Weekend 2022 Registration Is Almost Open!

Family Weekend 2022 registration will open on Monday, August 1 - get excited!
In the meantime, get your tickets for UCF Football's game against Southern Methodist University (SMU) NOW! These tickets are sold separately from the Family Weekend 2022 package. Tickets will sell out, so act fast!
Click the button below to get all the details!

(hint: save this link for August 1 too!)

How Many Classes Should They Take?

"Congratulations! Your student has decided which college acceptance offer to take, you've paid the housing deposit, and they proudly wear a hoodie with the school’s name on it. Now it’s time for reality to set in. Here are some tips for success when it comes to course selection."

Navigating Enrollment: Course Registration, First Bill, & More

"The transition to college is a big one for the whole family. As a parent, you will experience many (sometimes conflicting) emotions — pride, happiness, sadness, anxiety and uncertainty. And your student is feeling all that, too, even if they don’t admit it."

Students on the Fast Track

"Four years of college ... It’s the usual path for most students. But many students, either deliberately or unexpectedly, take different paths ... Although a growing number of students are taking longer than four years to complete their degree, there is also a growing number of students who finish in less than four years."

For Parents of Queer (and All) Children

"The summer of 2020 brought with it my first child’s graduation from college. It also brought in new vocabulary: the phrase non-binary and they/them pronouns. Apparently, my kiddo had been identifying as these through most of their college life. They hadn’t told me ...."
Cómo controlar los gastos y graduarse en
cuatro años de la universidad

"Los padres de un estudiante universitario saben que el costo de la colegiatura es caro y añadiendole el costo de la vivienda, alimentos, libros, ropa y diversión, la educación puede ser costosa. Las familias se esfuerzan para presupuestar los crecientes costos. A continuación, le ofrecemos consejos que le ayudarán a economizar y controlar el costo de la universidad."

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For Your Student:

Virtual Parking Permits to Replace Decals,
Hangtags on UCF Campuses

"Innovative technology brings more convenience and safety for students, employees and visitors. Beginning Friday, July 1, 2022, the university community will shift to a new way to park on UCF campuses." Make sure your student understands the policies surrounding this change by checking out Parking and Transportation Services helpful link below.

Well-Being Corner:

Financial Literacy Q&A with FAIRWINDS Credit Union

Catch the replay of FAIRWINDS Credit Union crewmembers, Shannon and Sobair, answering some of the web’s most asked financial questions! They discuss when you should start talking to your student about money, how students can easily get in to investing, and more!

Couponing 101 On Campus

Do you want your student to learn how to save money on their groceries? Are they paying too much for their personal hygiene products? Do you want them to see how to eat for free on their birthday? If you answered yes to these questions, then encourage your student to read more about couponing and think about attending a free workshop hosted by Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS)!

For You Both:

UCF Joins National Alliance to Expand Hispanic Representation in Higher Education

"UCF is one of nine institutions nationwide that belong to the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities and have been awarded the Seal of Excelencia for advancing the success of Latina/o/x students."

Para la versión en Español, oprima aquí.

Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 6:30pm-8:00pm for a Virtual Faculty Forum (held via Zoom)!

New here?

If your student is starting at UCF this fall, we hope you're joining us for Family & Guest Orientation this summer!

First Year Experience is excited to welcome all our parents, family members, and guests to the UCF community! You are a vital part of your student’s transition to the University and we value the support you will provide throughout their time at UCF. This starts with the Family and Guest Orientation Program.

If you want more information on what your student can expect from their Orientation experience, look below!

Transfer Student Orientation

Students coming to UCF from other higher education institutions and their families and guests have a one-day, in-person program. 

First Time in College (FTIC) Orientation

Students coming to UCF from high school ("First Time in College" or FTIC) and their families and guests have a two-day, in-person program.
Important Dates

July 1, 11:59pm
Drop/Swap (Summer B) Deadline

July 8
Summer B Payment Deadline

July 22
Summer B Withdrawal Deadline

Upcoming Events

In Other News:

UCF Remembers Pulse | Millican Hall Lighting

"On June 6, 2022, UCF Remembers honored the 49 lives taken at Pulse and celebrated the diversity and equality that unite us all. The event included a reading of the names of the 49, campus and community speakers, and the lighting of Millican Hall. Watch the recorded live stream of the event by clicking below."

UCF to Join Big 12 July 1, 2023

"Joining UCF in the move from the AAC will be the University of Cincinnati and the University of Houston. UCF will compete in the American Athletic Conference for one more athletic season, then transition to membership in the Big 12 Conference."

UCF Signs Educational Partnership Agreement with U.S. Space Force

"The nation’s Space University now has an agreement with the agency to help develop the technology and workforce needed for space exploration and defense."
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