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Our Compassionate Community

This is a difficult time for our university and for society as a whole. Not only are communities across the globe adjusting to new ways of learning, working and living because of COVID-19, our nation’s other very serious issues around race and inequity are weighing heavily on us.

UCF’s compassion and optimism drew me to this amazing university. I have been so impressed by our students, faculty and staff since I began my role, and how you have been working hard under challenging circumstances.

Our best ideas come from listening to different perspectives to build a better path forward together. I am grateful to you for sharing your stories, your aspirations and your ideas for our future and hope you will continue to reach out to me.

Compassion and collective wisdom will carry us through this important work to create a safer and better environment for everyone at UCF.

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Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright4 days ago
Preparing campus for the safe return of our Knights is no small feat. @GMA visited campus to take a look at the new health and safety measures UCF is implementing to get back to campus life. Full story 👉
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright5 days ago
UCF’s international students, faculty and staff are critical members of our community. They make us smarter together, and this diversity is one of the hallmarks of a leading metropolitan research university. We are taking important steps to support them.
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright7 days ago
We're getting ready to celebrate the Class of 2020 on August 1 and we need your help! Send a video message to your #UCFGrad or words of encouragement to the Class of 2020 🎓 The deadline to upload your video is 11:59 p.m. EST on...
Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright1 week ago
As a national leader in online learning, @UCF will offer a myriad of face-to-face, fully online and new "BlendFlex" courses this fall to give students many choices while providing the highest-quality education and maintaining critical health measures.
ucfcartwright2 weeks ago
Wearing a facial covering is not just about keeping you healthy, it is also about showing compassion for those around you. This simple step now — and when you are back on campus — demonstrates that Knights care about each other. Together, let's #ArmorUpKnights!
ucfcartwright1 month ago
Today, and every day, we stand with our LGBTQ+ community. One of the first places I visited on campus was the Pulse mural, a beautiful tribute to Drew and Juan and the love that lives on to help us build a brighter future for everyone....
ucfcartwright1 month ago
So many Knights are hurting now, shattered by the horror of George Floyd’s murder and our country’s history of racial injustices. looks like the future of America. We must be an example of inclusion for the world. Black Lives Matter. You matter.
ucfcartwright2 months ago
My sincerest thank you to those who have — and continue to — serve our country. May we never forget. #MemorialDay

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A Foundation of Excellence

Since 1968, UCF has grown from a small, technological school to one of the nation’s largest universities, constantly gaining in quality. Our legacy for inclusion and excellence was built by leaders who believed in the power of education to transform lives, communities and our entire state.

Dale Whittaker
John C. Hitt
Steven Altman
Trevor Colbourn
Charles N. Millican