Every year on the first Wednesday of April, UCF honors Founders’ Day by celebrating the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of our people.

This year, on April 5, we will be hosting a day-long celebration to recognize our exceptional students, faculty, and employees for their pursuit of excellence and impact.

We hope you will join us at these special events, held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union:

Employee Honors Celebration

9 a.m.-noon

During the morning ceremony, staff employees will be honored for their years of service to UCF — including those who have served UCF for 40+ years — along with additional awards for employees who are pursuing excellence and helping to unleash potential in others.

Faculty Honors Celebration

3-5 p.m.

During the afternoon ceremony, faculty will be honored for their outstanding contributions along with awards for years of service to UCF. Honorees include our newest Pegasus Professors, Reach for the Stars award recipients, college and university Excellence Award winners, and Emeritus and Emerita members of the faculty and administration.

Student Honors Celebration

6:15-8 p.m.

During the evening ceremony, students will be recognized with the highest honors they can receive during their time at UCF, including induction into Order of Pegasus, College Founders’ Day Deans’ Awards, and recognition for exceptional research as an undergraduate or graduate student.