Our hearts are with the victims, their families, friends and colleagues. We also mourn and honor those members of the UCF family who were killed.
Juan Ramon Guerrero
Christopher Andrew Leinonen
Bachelor’s and Master’s in Psychology, ’07, ’09
UCF grieves for all the lives taken in this hateful act.
“I encourage you to remember and reflect in whatever way feels comfortable for you. As I said last year: UCF stands with our LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and alumni. And I am proud that UCF is a place where love, respect and inclusion guide all that we do.”
June 8 Events
UCF’s events will be held June 8 to allow our community to attend City of Orlando and Orange County Government remembrances on June 12.
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: “Reflections on Pulse” will be an opportunity to create art and share tributes to the 49 victims. Student Union Atrium.
- 2 to 8 p.m.: The UCF Remembers Blood Drive will be held at the Veteran’s Commemorative Site.
- 4 to 6 p.m.: The opening reception for “Resilience: Remembering Pulse” will be held in the UCF Art Gallery.
- 7:30 p.m.: “UCF Remembers” will honor the 49 and celebrate diversity and equality. Pegasus Ballroom, Student Union.
A fleet of Big Red Blood Buses will be at UCF’s Veteran’s Commemorative Site from 2 to 8 p.m. Free parking will be available in garages H and I.
Please visit OneBlood.org to register to donate.
June 12 Events
The City of Orlando, Orange County Government and Pulse have designated June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day- A Day of Love and Kindness.”
Information about how to get involved is available here.
UCF has resources available to all who need them.
UCF Remembers Pulse 5 Years Later
UCF gathered to pay tribute to the 49, especially Eternal Knights Juan Ramon Guerrero and Christopher Andrew “Drew” Leinonen ’07 ’09MA.
4 Knights Receive onePULSE Legacy Scholarships in Honor of Shooting Victims
Each student has a personal connection to the 2016 LGBTQ+ nightclub shooting, where 49 people were killed — including two Knights.