As UCF celebrates its 50th anniversary of Homecoming, celebrations are back in person — including Spirit Splash — for the campus community.

Knights are expected to wear face coverings during in door gatherings. UCF also encourages attendees of in-person events to get vaccinated, if they have not already. The UCF Student Health Center is currently offering the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees. Appointments are available and walk-ups are welcome. If you are currently away from campus, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to get vaccinated. Use this COVID-19 vaccine locator to find a place near you.

Comedy Knight and Concert Knight are ticketed events with free admission for students. For information about distribution dates and times, click here. Tickets will also be for sale for the public at on Ticketmaster. Click here to purchase Comedy Knight tickets and here to purchase Concert Knight tickets.

Here’s what’s happening during the weeklong celebration taking place Nov. 1 – 5, including events for UCF Alumni, events at the main and UCF Downtown campuses, and a few events leading up to Homecoming Week.

Pre-celebration Events

Oct. 25 – 2 Fast 2 Trivia | Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom 316 CD | TBA
Test your knowledge of the Fast and Furious franchise for a chance to win Homecoming swag.

Oct. 27 – Downtown Homecoming Kick-off | DPAC Seneff Plaza | Noon – 2 p.m.
Kick-off the UCF Homecoming Week festivities with this Homecoming preview event for the downtown campus. Meet members from the UCF Homecoming Committee and get information about Homecoming events and how to get tickets for the following week’s events.

Homecoming Week Events

Nov. 1 – Where’s Chuck? | Memory Mall | 9-10 a.m.
Throughout the week photo opportunities with a giant inflatable Homecoming duck will be available on main campus.

Nov. 1 – Homecoming Kick-off | Reflecting Pond | Noon
Kick-off the best week of the year at the Reflecting Pond. Enjoy live performances, a DJ, free popcorn, snow cones and lots of free swag.

Nov. 1 – Movie Knight: Fast & Furious 9 | Memory Mall | 7 p.m.
Watch the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise on the big screen.

Nov. 2 – Where’s Chuck? | Student Union | 9-10 a.m.
Throughout the week photo opportunities with a giant inflatable Homecoming duck will be available on main campus.

Nov. 2 – What You Know About Comedy? | Student Union, Room 223 | Doors open at 11 a.m., Show takes place noon to 2 p.m.
See how well you know this year’s Comedy Knight act and acts from previous Homecoming performances.

Nov. 2 – Comedy Knight: Jermaine Fowler | Addition Financial Arena | Doors open at 6:15 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. | Free tickets for students; Public tickets available for purchase on Ticketmaster
Get ready for a night of big laughs with some incredible talent!  Jake Nordwind, a writer on the Quibi show Your Daily Horoscope, performs as the opener and comedian and actor Jermaine Fowler will headline the show. Fowler has starred in Coming 2 America and Sorry to Bother You and HBO’s Crashing.

Nov. 3 – Where’s Chuck? | Reflecting Pond | 9-10 a.m.
Throughout the week photo opportunities with a giant inflatable Homecoming duck will be available on main campus.

Nov. 3 – Battle of RSOs | Live Oak Ballroom | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sign up your RSO or group of friends to compete in mini games to win Homecoming swag.

Nov. 3 – Foam Splash | UCF Downtown, between DPAC and the Communication and Media building | Noon – 1 p.m.A variation of Spirit Splash for UCF and Valencia College students at UCF Downtown.

Nov. 3 – Knights Got Talent | Addition Financial Arena | Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Watch Knights compete and showoff their skills to see who will place first, second and third.

Nov. 3 – UCF Downtown Movie Knight | Location TBA | 6 p.m. For UCF and Valencia College students at UCF Downtown who may have missed the main campus Movie Knight or who’d like to attend a second showing, Fast & Furious 9 will be showing.

Nov. 4 – Where’s Chuck? | Student Union | 9-10 a.m.
Throughout the week photo opportunities with a giant inflatable Homecoming duck will be available on main campus.

Nov. 4 – Concert Knight | Addition Financial Arena | Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. | Free tickets for students; Public tickets available for purchase on Ticketmaster

Multi-platinum recording artist Tinashe, known for “2 On” (ft Schoolboy Q) and “All Hands on Deck” will perform alongside Florida rapper Denzel Curry best known for his hit songs “Ultimate” and “Clout Cobain.”

Nov. 5 – Spirit Splash | Reflecting Pond | Noon
UCF’s biggest Homecoming tradition is back in full effect. Students will be able to rush into the Pond and catch the elusive ducks during the annual event. There will also be special guest speakers, as well as performances from the cheer team, Knightmoves and Marching Knights.

Nov. 5 – Fireworks Festival | Memory Mall | Festival starts at 7 p.m., fireworks start at 9 p.m. This event, which is open to the public, features live performers, food trucks, inflatables and lots of free swag. Fireworks, which can also be seen from the top of parking garages C and H, start at 9 p.m.

Nov. 5 – NPHC Stroll Show | Addition Financial Arena | 7 p.m.
Join UCF organization from the National Pan-Hellenic Council as they put on a showcase and engage in some friendly competition to declare one group as the overall 2021-22 stroll show winner.

Nov. 6 – Homecoming Game (UCF vs. Tulane) and Royalty Crowning | Bounce House | TBA | Tickets available on Ticketmaster
Watch the Knights take on the Green Waves and during half-time UCF’s 2021-22 Homecoming court will be crowned.

Student Ticket Distribution

Students will need a valid UCF ID to pick up tickets during the following dates and times. Students can pick up both a Comedy Knight and Concert Knight ticket at the same time.

Oct. 20 | Noon-3 p.m. | In front of the Recreation and Wellness Center
Oct. 25 | Noon-3 p.m. | Student Union Patio
Oct. 26 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Student Union Patio
Oct. 27 | Noon-3 p.m. | In front of the Recreation and Wellness Center
Oct. 29 | Noon-3 p.m. | Student Union Patio
Oct. 31 | 5:30-8 p.m. | In front of the Recreation and Wellness Center

UCF Alumni Homecoming Events

Back by popular demand, limited-edition Homecoming Spirit Box is the easiest way for UCF alumni to get this year’s duck and help strengthen UCF traditions for the next generation of Knights. By making a gift of $60 or more by Oct. 24 to the Athletics ChargeOn Fund or the OSI Student Experience Fund, you’ll receive one of only 500 Homecoming Spirit Boxes — complete with UCF sunglasses, tech stickers, a black and gold pom-pom, and this year’s special duck, celebrating the 50th anniversary of UCF Homecoming.

Please note Comedy Knight, Concert Knight, and the UCF vs. Tulane football game are also open to UCF Alumni who purchase tickets, as well as the Fireworks Festival, which is free admission.

Nov. 3 – ChargeOnPanel: Uniquely UCF | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center or Zoom | Register here
Join some accomplished alums as they discuss space, science, sports and entertainment with some of UCF’s industry leaders. The panelists will discuss how UCF has played a role in their lives, their experiences in their industry, and provide advice for the future. Those who attend this free event will receive UCF swag for their participation.

Martiza Martinez ’00 ’05MA ’11MBA, associate vice president for the Division of Government and Community Relations and director for the Office of Community Relations and Economic Development at UCF will emcee the event. Panelists are as follows:

  • Clay Newbill ’82, two-time Emmy award winner, creator of Shark Tank and a 2021 UCF Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree.
  • Kristen Thomas ’16, USA Rugby Team, 2020 Olympian.
  • Michael Metzner ’16MD, general surgery resident, medical advisor for ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

Shining Knights Alumni Awards Reception | Nov. 5 | Invitation Only | More details here
UCF Alumni celebrates alumni and friends who have used their education, grit and enthusiasm to make contributions toward making the world a better place. This private event honors the university’s most devoted supporters.

Nov. 5 – Black and Gold Takeover | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Bounce Social House | Check here for more details
There’s no denying Knight Nation’s strength in numbers, so join the UCF Young Alumni Council for a night out as they take over in black and gold on the eve of the Homecoming football game. A ticket includes two complinerary drink tickets, one food voucher and a Knight’s Kit of UCF swag. All alums over the age of 21 are welcome to attend.

Nov. 6 – UCF Alumni Tailgate | Begins three hours prior to kickoff | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center parking lot
This free tailgate for UCF alums requires no reservations, all you need is a valid ID/driver’s license. 4Rivers BBQ will be available for purchase and Florida Distributing and Oviedo Brewing Company will provide complimentary beer while supplies last.

Nov. 6 – UCF Watch Parties | Times vary | In-person events
Celebrate game day with UCF Alumni watch parties across the nation. Alumni chapters and clubs are hosting free watch parties to inspire the spirit of game day even when you’re far away. Find your local watch party to cheer on the Knights all season long.

For more info about UCF Alumni Homecoming events, visit ucfalumni.com/homecoming