Homecoming Week returns this fall to bring together Knight Nation for some of the most exciting and memorable events of the year. The celebration takes place Oct. 22-29 and includes events for UCF Alumni and events at the main and UCF Downtown campuses.
To attend Concert Knight and Comedy Knight, students must secure tickets during ticket distribution Oct. 11-21. A limited number of tickets will be distributed each day on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must present a valid UCF ID to receive tickets. Tickets for Comedy Knight and Concert Knight will also be available for purchase by the public through Ticketmaster.
Main campus ticket distribution is as follows:
Oct. 11 | Student Union Patio | 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 12 | Student Union. Patio | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Oct. 14 | RWC Patio | 11 a.m. – 3p.m.
Oct. 17 | Student Union Patio | 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 18 |RWC Patio | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Oct. 19 | Student Union Patio | 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 20 | Student Union. Patio | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Oct. 21 | Lake Claire | 8-11 p.m.
UCF Downtown ticket distribution is as follows. Valencia Downtown students may also claim tickets with a valid student ID:
Oct. 11 | UnionWest, Second Floor Lobby | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Oct. 12 | UnionWest, Second Floor Lobby | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UCF Downtown will also provide shuttles to Concert Knight. More information will be provided by UCF Downtown Student Life.
For Rosen College ticket distribution, check the UCF Homecoming Instagram account.
Student and Community Events
Oct. 24 – Homecoming Kickoff Featuring Knights Got Talent | Memory Mall | 5:30 p.m. kick-off, 8 p.m. showtime
Bring a blanket or chair to Memory Mall and watch your fellow Knights showcase their special talents.
Oct. 25 – Movie Knight: Lightyear | Pegasus Ballroom | Doors open at 8 p.m., movie starts at 8:15 p.m.
Join Buzz Lightyear and friends on a new adventure. Enjoy free popcorn and take home some free swag. This event is open to UCF students and the community.
Oct. 26 – Comedy Knight: Marlon Wayans | Addition Financial Arena | Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening laughing with your fellow Knights. This year’s act is Marlon Wayans, most known for White Chicks, the Scary Movie franchise and The Wayans Bros. Floor seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students must secure a free ticket at ticket distribution to attend. Tickets for the public are available for purchase for $25 on Ticketmaster.
Oct. 27 – Foam Splash | Communication and Media Building Courtyard, UCF Downtown | Noon
UCF Downtown may not have a pool or a pond, but you can still splash into homecoming week. Jump into a foam pit, check out photo stations and a mechanical shark, and eat corn dogs.
Oct. 27 – Concert Knight: T-Pain | Addition Financial Arena | Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
UCF Homecoming is proud to announce a high energy Concert Knight featuring T-Pain. The Florida rapper, singer and songwriter is known for hits like “Can’t Believe It,” “Bartender,” “Buy U a Drank,” and “I’m Sprung.”
Students must secure a free ticket at ticket distribution to attend. Tickets for the public are available for purchase for $25 on Ticketmaster. For additional information, please contact [email protected]
Oct. 27-Oct. 29 | Theatre UCF Presents Working | UCF Theatre, Main Stage | 7:30 p.m.
Join Theatre UCF Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for a unique and patchwork account of class through monologues and songs that compel us to take a peek in the lives of everyday laborers in this country with heart, compassion and gratitude. Tickets are available for purchase online.
Oct. 28 – Spirit Splash | Reflecting Pond | Noon
UCF’s biggest homecoming tradition is back. Students will be able to run into the Reflecting Pond and to attempt to catch the elusive ducks. There will be special guest speakers, as well as performances from the Cheer Team, Knightmoves and Marching Knights. This event is free and open to UCF students and the community.
Oct. 28 – Step Show | Addition Financial Arena | 7 p.m.
UCF Homecoming and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will be hosting its Step Show Competition. This will not only serve as a showcase of one of the most significant cultural aspects that all of NPHC organizations were created upon, but also a platform for our Black, Greek-lettered organizations to display their talents to the university and local community.
Student tickets are free with a valid UCF ID. Tickets for the public may be purchased for $15 on Ticketmaster. For additional information please contact [email protected]
Oct. 28 – Fireworks Festival | Memory Mall | Lawn opens at 9 p.m., fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
After the Step Show, enjoy the traditional fireworks display. Feel free to bring your own towel, blanket or chair to watch the show.
This event is free and available to UCF students and the community.
Oct. 29 – UCF Football vs. Cincinnati | FBC Mortgage Stadium | TBD
Watch the Knights take on the Cincinnati Bearcats and during the homecoming game. Contact the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at 407.823.1000 or online to purchase game tickets.
Oct. 29 – Royalty Crowning | FBC Mortgage Stadium | Halftime at the UCF vs Cincinnati football game, kickoff is TBD
Watch the Knights take on Cincinnati and during halftime UCF’s 2022-23 Homecoming Court will be crowned.
Oct. 22 – Knights Give Back | Locations vary | Times vary
This year UCF Alumni is proud to partner with Volunteer UCF to offer service opportunities across the nation. A list of local Knights Give Back events are below.
- Central Florida Zoo: Support the Zoo as they host the annual Boo Bash.
- Clean the World: Their mission is to collect and recycle discarded soap and plastic bottles from hospitality partners to repurpose for use to prevent hygiene-related illnesses and death of impoverished people.
- Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest’s mission is to create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network, while multiplying the generosity of a caring community.
Additional locations will be hosted around the country and can be found here.
Oct. 23 – U Can Finish Race: 5 Miles and 2 Miles | Memory Mall | 7:30 a.m.-Noon
The U Can Finish Race is back! Join runners and walkers on a tour around the University of Central Florida by participating in the 2 miles, 5 miles or both with the Distance Dare.
Register here for the event and use the UCF Alumni discount code UCFALUMNI22.
Oct. 27 – The Shining Knights Alumni Awards | The Celeste Hotel | 6-9 p.m.
The Shining Knights Alumni Awards honor UCF’s outstanding alumni and local leaders who have significantly contributed to the university and the community. The UCF Alumni family is honored to recognize six distinct awards at this year’s reception. Tickets to the event are $75 per person and include a pre-reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner, followed by an awards ceremony. Table sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
Oct. 28 – Marching Knights Alumni Social | Burger U UCF | 8 p.m.
Mingle with fellow band alumni and enjoy dinner and a fireworks display.
Oct. 28 – Black and Gold Block Party | Memory Mall | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
UCF Alumni is hosting a block party on Memory Mall for Knight Nation to celebrate the eve of the big game at this family-friendly event. Enjoy live music, food, beverages, carnival games and special appearances. A fireworks show will be held on Memory Mall following the event. Ticket pricing is available for adults and children and can be found here.
Oct. 28 – Young Alumni Takeover | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center | 9 p.m.-midnight
Keep the party going with a DJ, giant yard games, food, drinks and more. Must be 21 years of age or older to register.
Oct. 29 – Marching Knights Alumni Reunion | UCF Band Facility | All day
Watch the Marching Knights practice, enjoy a reunion breakfast immediately following band practice and have the opportunity to march on the field with current Marching Knights during the homecoming game halftime show.
Oct. 29 – Alumni Tailgate | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center | Three hours prior to kickoff
Head to the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center three hours before the homecoming football game to charge up before the team charges on to the field. Admission for this family friendly zone is free for all UCF alumni and guests and no registration is required.
Oct. 29 | Alumni Watch Parties | Locations vary | Time varies
Not able to come to campus? Regional Knights communities will host local watch parties before the UCF vs. Cincinnati game — and everyone is invited. Find watch party locations here.