Family Weekend Schedule of Events

Family Weekend is back in 2021!

Family Weekend will be held October 8-10, 2021. Click here to learn more and to register!


The package includes all Friday Knight Welcome activities, a Family Weekend T-Shirt, and other giveaways. The Friday Knight Welcome will include a UCF Showcase of campus departments and resources, performances by Downtown Orlando’s renowned SAK Comedy, an outdoor Carnival, a special guest appearance by UCF’s mascot Knightro, and much more! Two Family Weekend signature events are sold separately: the Tailgate and the UCF football game.

The Pegasus Parent Program and Parent and Family Philanthropy Council will host a Parent and Family Tailgate four hours prior to the game. Network with fellow UCF families and university leadership at this tailgate event featuring lawn games. Hear insider information about the university and learn more ways parents and families can be involved. Food and drinks will be available. TAILGATE SOLD OUT. 

Download the schedule last updated on 9.16.2021: UCF FW 2021 Schedule (1)


Schedule of Events (events will continuously be added):

  • October 8, 11am – 2pm: MASS Open House
  • October 8, 2PM – 4PM: En Familia hosted by Office of Diversity and Inclusion (HSI Initiatives) 
  • October 8, 3pm – 4:30pm: Parent and Family Open House hosted by Fraternity & Sorority Life  
  • October 8, 3pm – 5pm: CAPS Open House hosted by CAPS 
  • October 8, 5pm – 9pm: Friday Outdoor Carnival at Memory Mall hosted by Late Knights (Caricature artists available!)
  • October 8, 5pm – 9pm: Resource Fair inside the Student Union including tabling and engagement opportunities with campus departments 
  • October 8, 6pm – 7pm AND 7:30pm – 8:30pm: SAK Comedy performances (two shows offered – first come first serve)
  • October 8, 6PM – 7PM: Inclusive Education Services (IES) Transitions to the College of Community Innovation, and Education (CCIE)
  • October 8, Time TBD: SVAD Faculty and Staff Event
  • October 8, 6PM – 7:30PM: It’s a Family Affair: Student Perspectives on Supporting Your Transfer Student hosted by UCF Connect 
  • October 9, 10AM – 12PM: Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC) Open House hosted by Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center 
  • October 9, 3PM – 5PM: Pre-Game Tailgate
  • October 9, 4PM: UCF Tailgate Concert Series presented by Pacifico
  • October 9, Pre-Game Start: UCF Marching Knights 
  • October 9, 6PM: UCF football game vs. East Carolina 
  • October 10, Time 10AM – Times Vary: It Happens Downtown Immersive Experiences hosted by Student Success
  • Activities All Weekend:
    • October 8 – 10: RWC Parent and Family Access