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.
There is no better time or place to start reaching for your 2020 resolutions! Have your Knights mark their calendars now to GO PLAY at any one of our great special events for the spring 2020 semester at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. The January 2020 RWC Calendar is at the bottom of this article.
Beyond cardio machines and weights, the RWC hosts various special events and programs designed to promote healthier lifestyles. What better time to change your health habits than the start of the new y
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UCF participated in National Hazing Prevention Week in late September. Students and faculty from campus organizations, athletic associations, and fraternities and sororities came out to support and learn more about the cause. This year’s theme was “Knights Don’t Haze.”
“Hosting National Hazing Prevention Week at UCF is designed to bring awareness to hazing, how to recognize sign and symptoms, and how to solve the issue,” said Director of President’s Leadership Council and Associate Director of Lead Scholars Academy, Dr. Germayne Graham. Graham also leads UCF's hazing pr
A college career is full of new experiences and responsibilities, and your student may need some help navigating this unfamiliar territory. Students may need legal assistance through no fault of their own. Consumer fraud, identity theft, and bad landlords can happen to anyone.
Occasionally, student life may bring situations that give rise to legal issues–traffic tickets, charges from an old landlord or underaged possession of alcohol. These situations can be overwhelming to a student, and on-campus legal advice and representation can help keep an academic career derailed.
Higher education is as an investment—an investment for the obtainment of higher knowledge, an investment for personal growth in a career field, and an investment in a diverse, innovative, and successful future. Higher education is a profitable investment, but it is important to identify strategies to help reduce the costs of the initial investment.
In 2017, Debt.org reported that the average student debt is $37,172. One key strategy to reduce the cost of higher education, and student debt, is to consider a student’s progress towards graduation. This is a priority at the Universit
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), with every meal and snack, half of the plate should comprise of fruits and vegetables. At UCF, the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS), Maureen Hawkins explains that—on average—UCF students eat zero to one portion of fruits and/or vegetables in a single week. With this incongruity in mind, WHPS works towards closing this nutrition divide through their FreshU Project.
The FreshU project is a three-step initiative formulated with three goals: feed, educate, and instruct students on nutrition, me
If you were to ask any UCF student which facility on campus is most popular, many would immediately answer the RWC. Recently, UCF students were told major news about the RWC: a new facility would be opening at the UCF Downtown campus.
Known as the RWC @ Downtown, students can now enjoy this popular facility in the heart of downtown Orlando. The downtown campus, which hosts a variety of majors such as Legal Studies and Digital Media, will offer plenty of opportunities for students t
Housing and Residence Life staff at UCF provide much more than just a roof over students’ heads. They provide educational resources outside of the classroom, and support for students who are new to campus and college. With over 2,000 first-time college students moving in this weekend for the Summer B semester, they are starting to educate a new group of “BIG” dreamers.
In 2016, UCF Housing launched an educational strategy called Residential Curriculum. Over the last 3 years, this has significantly changed the roles of Resident Assistants (RAs) and other live-on housing staff. T