Your Stories, Our History. Told by You.
Being a part of the UCF LifeAttending the University of Central Florida has been a family tradition. Naturally, I was meant to bleed black and gold. I come from a family of educators that have all received our teaching degrees from UCF. One of the...
Early Days at the Regional CampusesI started in UCF in 1973. I had to commute from Daytona Beach once a week. The Orlando campus was small, only a few buildings, but being there made a big difference in my career. Working on my degree...
Engineering II's Brutal StaircasesIn the fall of my second year at UCF, I had a class called Sex Roles in Modern Society. I remember it quite vividly, and for a few different reasons. This particular class was in Engineering II – at...
Exposure to the IndustryOne of the big draws to UCF, aside from working on video games, was the when I went over to visit the new Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at the new Center for Emerging Media. My first exposure to the...
Greek LifeI attended UCF from 2004 to 2007 and joined Alpha Xi Delta my first week of school. Joining Alpha Xi made UCF’s wonderful community even better for me. Not a day went by, walking to and from class that...
My New Found Appreciation of UCFI transferred to UCF from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL. I didn't think my schooling was particularly unique or special. Until the day before graduation, I interviewed for a job at UCF. Getting that job changed my...
Professors Make All the DifferenceThe big difference I experienced at UCF was when I signed up for Western Humanities with Dr. White. Out of all the teachers I had at UCF, I'd say that class inspired me the most. It wasn't even the...
Reflecting Pond once muddy messWhat to do if you have a yucky, mucky, water filled pit in the heart of your spanking new university campus? You turn it into your most recognizable landmark. Constructed during the first year of classes, the Reflecting Pond has...
UCF was a Second Home to MeUCF for me has always been about a blend of transformation and tradition. In 1996, I visited the campus when was still a Senior in high school and shopping around for a college. I was amazed at all the construction...
Remember your college days? Maybe it was almost fifty years ago or maybe it was last year or just yesterday. Your time at UCF is part of our history and we want to hear about from you.
Remember the classmates, roommates and friends? Remember your first day and your last day on campus? Remember your challenges, successes, milestones and accomplishments?
Was there some one at UCF, a faculty or staff member, a fellow student or classmate who made an impact on you? Who made a difference in your life or the lives of others?
Did you attend a transformative speaker or presentation? Have the best trip, time, or night of your college life, or make memories you want to share? What’s your story about UCF?
We want to know and we want you to help tell us the history of UCF.
Ready to share?
Tell us your story, who you are, when you attended UCF and if you have one, attach a photo or an image. We’ll read your story and post it here to share with other alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students during our celebration.
- The people you most remember
- What was happening at UCF, or FTU, or in the world during your UCF experience
- A memorable phrase, quote, or saying at the time
- Where you lived, who you lived with and what the experience was like
- Your wildest adventure or the craziest thing you did
- Where you used to hang out or your local haunt
- Were you a member of student government, the chess, club, a cheerleader, a student athlete
- Your favorite class, lab or research project
- Places you ate at on and off campus, in Orlando and the surrounding areas
- What you learned, life lessons and ones in the classroom
- Your degree and program
- An experience at UCF that changed your perspective or your world