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On Campus – Fall 2016

From Move-in Day and Convocation to Fan Fest and a Black Lives Matter vigil, the UCF campus offers a variety of ways for students to participate.
Empowering  the Future
At UCF, we believe that a big university produces big thinkers — like Albert Manero ’12 ’14MSAE. Since 2014, he and his team at Limbitless Solutions have provided free bionic arms for 18 children. This is the kind of life-changing innovation that happens when a big university encourages you to imagine boldly. And it is why we’re launching IGNITE, a $500 million fundraising campaign, to continue providing opportunities that will transform our future.

Back (Left to right):
Wyatt Falardeau, Shaholly Ayers, UCF cheerleader Taryn Burke, Knightro and UCF cheerleaders Taylor Mort and Jay Hollman

Front (Left to right): Alex Pring, Madelyn Rebsamen, Julianna Linton, Zachary Pamboukas, Connor Moline and Anni Emmert

Gravity Works
After 20 motionless years, the pendulum in the atrium of the Mathematical Sciences Building is swinging again thanks to Eileen Swindling ’88. The accounting alumna created a $25,000 endowment to pay for the pendulum’s renovations and future maintenance. “At times when I was discouraged [while a student], I visited the pendulum as a reminder that even bad things pass,” she says.

New Police Cruiser
July 8 – The UCF Police Department honored the 49 people killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting with a new cruiser.

Black Lives Matter Vigil
July 13 – The UCF community commemorated the lives of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling during a Black Lives Matter vigil.

Farewell to Central Florida Future
July 29 – Former Central Florida Future staffers gathered at the Reflecting Pond to say goodbye to the publication, which printed its final edition after 48 years of service.
Move-in Day 2016
August 19 – The Class of 2020 carried, lugged and rolled their belongings onto campus as part of Move-in Day 2016.
Big Day
August 19 – Sorority members welcomed new sisters home during Bid Day.
Scott Frost at FanFest
August 20 – At FanFest, Knights fans met coach Scott Frost and the UCF Football team.

UCF Knights
August 20UCF Football players, including linebackers Justin McDonald and Demeitre Brim, were also on hand to sign autographs and meet fans during Fan Fest.
Knightro and Johnny Dawkins
August 21 – Knightro and men’s basketball coach Johnny Dawkins were on hand to formally induct new students into UCF during Convocation: The Knighting.

Robert Stephens
August 26 – Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens welcomed students to the College of Business Administration during this year’s Welcome to the Majors.