Pegasus Parent Program



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.

News & Announcements


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Spring 2019 Recreation & Wellness Center Information

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Have your student start the spring semester off strong at UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC), the hub for all healthy lifestyle needs! The facilities include two floors of work out equipment, group exercise classes, a 2-story indoor rock wall, and so much more. Winter Break hours begin January 2, 2019 with normal hours resuming January 6, 2019:

  • December 2, 2018 – December 23:
    • Sunday: 11am – 12am
    • Mon – Thurs: 6am – 12pm
    • Friday: 6am – 10pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 9pm
  • December 24, 2018 – January 1

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New UCF Housing-UnionWest-opening Fall 19 at UCF Downtown

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UCF is partnering with Valencia to open their newest housing community fall 2019 in beautiful downtown Orlando: UnionWest at Creative Village. UnionWest is an innovative, all-in-one building that includes housing, student services, classrooms, a recreation center, resident-only lounges and other amenities—all right downstairs from your student’s front door.

UnionWest provides your student with close access to internships, research partnerships and more educational opportunities for experiential learning from t

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Spring 2019 Dining Services Information

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Commuter, Greek Park, Lake Claire, and on-campus All Access Memberships are available now for Spring semester only.  If your student did not sign up for a plan in Fall, now is their chance to purchase a dining membership for the Spring semester and leave the cooking and cleaning to us!  Please visit https://ucf.campusdish.com/MealPlans for more information.

For those that already have All Access plans, consider adding the VIP Package for only $99 (over $700 is value!). It gives one daily swipe, valued

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2018 Family Weekend Recap

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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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Amplify Learning with High-Impact Practices

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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.

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What does it take to make new college grads employable?

By Dr. Bill Blank, Director-Career Development

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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

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Four Facts Every College Student Should Know About Compound Interest

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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

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The Personal and Economic Value of Career Services

By Dr. Bill Blank, Director-Career Development

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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

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Phone Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-5105
Fax 407-823-3847
Email ucfparents@ucf.edu
Location Howard Phillips Hall, Room 216