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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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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.

Fall 2018

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The Strategists

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

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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.

Spring 2018

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From Knights to Kings: The 2017 National Championship Season

From winless in 2015 to undefeated in 2017, the UCF Knights shocked the college football world this season with a perfect 13-0 record, a major CFP Peach Bowl victory and a National Championship.

Fall 2017

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In Their Words

Since 2010, the UCF history department has been collecting stories of veterans living in the Central Florida area. Here is part of the rich legacy they'’re preserving.

Summer 2017

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Pegasus Takes Flight

Pegasus, the UCF symbol, soars among the stars in a new mural by local artist Boy Kong.