The purpose of the Pegasus Parent Program is to provide quality and up-to-date information to parents and family members of UCF students. Understanding that a healthy relationship between students and parents leads to a positive college experience, we aim to assist parents in their endeavor to gather any important information that enables them to help their student succeed at UCF.
More than 1,200 families (4,000+ people) participated in UCF's annual Family Weekend, September 28-30. Activities included events on Friday night, a pre-game tailgate, and UCF's football game against Pittsburgh.
Friday's events included a dinner catered by 4 Rivers, SAK Comedy Improv shows, a showing of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Late Knights.
The Family Weekend Tailgate welcomed almost 1,500 parents, families, and students for a family-friendly tailgate prior to the UCF vs. Pittsburgh game. Guests heard from the UCF Parent and Family Philanthropy Chair, Dr. Mairb
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This summer, Bianca Olivieri (Class of 2019) presented her research about access to kidney transplants and racial disparities at Harvard Medical School. She is just one example of UCF students participating in undergraduate research. Throughout the school year, she worked in Dr. Candice Bridge's research. Dr. Bridge is a professor in UCF's National Center for Forensic Science department. Last summer, Bianca attended a summer research program at Emory University.
She wrote about her experience in her Read More >>
If parents could view the collegiate experience from an employer’s perspective, they might be surprised to learn what constitutes a valuable education. A New York Times article, titled What it Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable, references a study that found nearly half of over 700 employers have trouble finding recent college graduates qualified to fill positions at their companies. Surprisingly, it was not due to a lack o
Whether your student is majoring in math, business, history or Shakespeare, there’s one fundamental finance lesson they should learn well before walking across the graduation platform and that’s the power of compound interest.
If simply reading the words compound interest just made your eyes glaze over, hear us out for just a moment. This concept could have profoundly positive or negative consequences to a student’s financial well-being in the long run.
After all, Albert Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it ear
The primary goal of Career Services is to provide information and guidance to your students in efforts to help them achieve both academic success and professional growth. For students that want to graduate in four years with a major that they enjoy and do well in which leads to a professional job in their area of study, Career Services is an essential office to connect with. Through individual career counseling and participation in informational workshops, UCF students can effectively plan and launch their careers by aligni