When confetti rained down at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1, 2018, the scene foreshadowed the many milestones UCF would celebrate throughout the year.
UCF reflected on these moments in the “Best of 2018” video. To learn more about what you see in the video, read the stories listed below.
2018 was a year of making moves.
We went from a program to a powerhouse…
UCF Defeats Auburn to Win Peach Bowl
We honored a visionary who took us places we never dreamed of…
John Hitt Says Goodbye
And welcomed a leader who will take us even further.
Get to Know UCF President Dale Whittaker
We extended our reach from around the globe to out-of-this-world…
Helping the Underserved in Peru
UCF-led Consortium to Manage Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
But we didn’t forget what’s most important in our own backyard.
Nemours, UCF Transform Education for Hospitalized Children through PedsAcademy
UCF Gets an A+ for its Bee Campus USA Designation
UCF Launches National Center to Find Big-Picture Solutions to Coastal Threats
UCF Student Studies Algal Blooms Impact on Sea Turtles in Indian River Lagoon
We made great, new friends…
Bill Gates on What Sets UCF Apart
Couple’s $6.6M Gift Will Boost Many UCF Programs
It me. Knugget.
And even greater heroes.
Shaquem Griffin Drafted by Seattle Seahawks
We asked the right questions…
UCF Student Hannah Sage Finishes 3rd in Jeopardy! College Championship
And searched for groundbreaking answers.
New Laser Technique May Help Detect Chemical Warfare in Atmosphere
UCF PTSD-Treatment Clinic’s 2nd Location Opens in Brevard County
We laughed together…
PHOTOS: UCF First Day of Fall 2018 Classes
We cried together…
Knight-Thon Raises $1.5 Million for Children’s Hospitals Across the Nation
We celebrated what makes us unique…
UCF is a Hispanic Serving Institution
And then came together as one family.
We had big wins on the playing field…
UCF Men’s Soccer: A Season to Remember
UCF Volleyball Ranked No. 13 For First Time in Program’s History
Knights Take 2nd in National Cheerleading Championships
And in the classroom.
UCF Programming Team Places 1st in North America, 10th Worldwide
UCF Cyber Defense Team Wins National Championship
UCF Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 10 Most Innovative Universities
We embraced time-honored traditions…
Relive UCF Homecoming 2018 Through These 16 Awesome Photos
And savored the spotlight.
4th UCF Celebrates the Arts to Feature Tributes to Bernstein, President Hitt
Thanks for the Best Weekend Ever, College GameDay
We passed the torch…
Josh Heupel Named UCF Football Head Coach
UCF Names Metzger as New Police Chief
Announcing Our Provost, Elizabeth Dooley
We expanded opportunity…
UCF Extends In-State Tuition Rate for Puerto Rican Students Through 2023
And we kept the streak alive.
Back-to-Back: UCF Football Wins AAC Championship
And while we enjoyed looking back on 50 years of classes…
Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes
As Knights, we will always look to the future…
What UCF Downtown Will Look Like in August 2019
Partners Break Ground for New UCF-HCA Hospital
And continue to reach for the stars.