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On Campus — Spring 2022

From new winter celebrations to new campus murals and learning technology, there’s plenty of ways Knights are staying engaged at UCF.

Denzel Curry raps in front of a crowd.
NOV. 4
Rapper Denzel Curry performed at the Addition Financial Arena for Concert Knight during Homecoming.
Darin Edwards wears a cap and gown while delivering a commencement speech.
NOV. 5
Moderna’s Director of Immunology Darin Edwards ’97 ’10MS ’11PhD delivered a keynote speech during the makeup commencement ceremony for Class of 2020 graduates — where he was also awarded an honorary doctoral degree in public service.
Three students pose for a photo while wearing Christmas light accessories as fake snow falls
DEC. 1
Students posed for a photo at the Winter Wonderland event at Memory Mall.
Two students wearing virtual reality headsets.
DEC. 3
College of Nursing students tested out new mixed reality headsets, which were donated by General Dynamics Mission Systems and will benefit students across various disciplines at UCF.
Naomi Haverland in front of a mural of a plug in a socket, plasma ball and the word
JAN. 3
Central Florida artist Naomi Haverland created a new anamorphic mural inside UCF Downtown’s Communication and Media Building.
A basketball player prepares to dunk a ball.
JAN. 12
Forward C.J. Walker scored 12 points in a game against Memphis in the Addition Financial Arena, helping the Knights secure a 74-64 victory over the Tigers.
Dalena Dillman Taylor smiles while holding a Hoberman sphere.
JAN. 24
Associate Professor of Counselor Education Dalena Dillman Taylor shared her work about the role of play in childhood development for UCF’s Research in 60 Seconds series. To watch the series, visit
A mural of a graduate in a cap and gown reaching toward the sun while floating over a city.
FEB. 22
The new Elevation mural in the east wing of UCF Downtown’s Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is a vibrant reminder of how education can help people reach new heights. Designed by graphic design alum and local artist Christian Stanley ’11, the mural was completed with help from community members during an event celebrating UCF Downtown’s contributions to surrounding neighborhoods. “The artwork is intended to uplift viewers and remind them of their goals and potential,” Stanley says.