First Year Experience

The Knighting is the official university welcome for new students (freshmen and transfers alike). Held the Sunday before Fall classes begin, President Hitt and other distinguished speakers, the UCF Spirit Team, Knightro, and others kick off students’ academic journey during an exciting and motivational event.

All new students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend; freshmen students are required to attend. Students will receive a UCF memento and be knighted at the end of the event, making you an official member of our Knight Nation! Make sure you use #TheKnighting to share your experience! (The Knighting is an event reserved just for UCF students and staff.)

After The Knighting concludes, students will move to Memory Mall for the annual Class Photo, followed by the opportunity to attend a large scale student involvement event, Opening Knight, in the Student Union.

2018 Information

Date Sunday, August 19, 2018
Location CFE Arena
Doors Open 3:00pm
Program Begins 4:00pm
Attire Wear the UCF shirt you received at Orientation!
(or UCF gear if you do not have an Orientation shirt)

What Students are Saying

“Convocation was beneficial for me because I was able to have an opportunity to hear the motivating words of President Hitt. His speech allowed me to see how enriching the environment surrounding UCF is and how many opportunities are available to all students around the campus.”

“Convocation helped to truly move me out of my comfort zone and made me understand what it means to be a Knight! I learned what I needed to do to get well set off for my future college career, and made friends who have helped me through tough times, all thanks to the Convocation.”

“By attending Convocation, I was able to meet fellow incoming freshmen and understand the type of expectations and responsibilities that I must uphold as a Knight.”