With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, UCF students are taking it upon themselves to make sure no one on campus feels alone.

UCF Wellness & Health Promotion Services (UCF WHPS) is working with a new student group, “To Knights, With Love,” encouraging students and faculty to put colored pen to paper writing uplifting messages to strangers in their own handwriting.

“We started this last semester as part of our stress reduction initiative,” said Mari Milenkovic, marketing coordinator of UCF WHPS. “These handwritten letters will be left in various spots around campus – including between pages of books in the library. Our hope is that these powerful uplifting messages find their way to UCF students around campus and provide words of encouragement and support.”

The next letter-writing activities are scheduled for:

  • February 15, 2 p.m. – The HUB (1st floor of Student Union)
  • March 14, 2 p.m. – The HUB
  • April 11, 2 p.m. – The HUB
  • April 18, noon – Student Union, Back Patio
  • “I am so grateful to be president of such an inspiring new chapter here at UCF,” said Nicole Tedeschi, president of “To Knights, With Love.” “Our goal is to collect and distribute 200-300 letters by the end of the spring semester. I can only hope that this positive movement grows to have more people acknowledge that they are truly important, brave and loved.”

    “To Knights, With Love” is a university affiliate of More Love Letters, a global letter-writing movement started in October 2010 by Hannah Brencher.  To date, the initiative has inspired a community of over 20,000 individuals in 53 countries and on over 60 college campuses.