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Taste of UCF | Passport to Culture

Cultural immersion highlighting cultural dance and cuisine from 15 countries

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 6:06 PM

Taste of UCF is a cultural immersion highlighting cultural dance and cuisine from 15 countries across the globe. This year’s theme was “Passport to Culture” and took place on August 21 inside the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom. Explorers enjoyed special Performances by Sala South Hawaiian Group, RUCKUS and Sports Club Council. Taste of UCF is […]

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Welcome Back, Knights!

By Dale Whittaker | August 20, 2018

Posted Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

The start of the fall semester is one of my favorite times of the year because it brings new faces, energy and a lot of excitement. This fall, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of UCF’s first classes. Our university has come a long way on the national stage in a short time. How have we […]

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Most Accomplished Incoming Class in UCF’s History to Start Classes on Monday

The university will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first classes

Posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 9:00 PM

UCF turns the page Monday to its second half-century with what is projected to be its most accomplished incoming class, new offices and classrooms in just-completed Trevor Colbourn Hall, several new degree programs and a new quiet-zone study area in the library. Registrations are still being taken, but as of today UCF expects to welcome […]

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UCF Student Smoking Rate Drops Almost 50 Percent

Almost 50 percent fewer students are smoking since UCF declared itself a smoke-free campus in 2012.

Posted Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 7:45 PM

Almost 50 percent fewer students are smoking since UCF declared itself a smoke-free campus in 2012. That same year, UCF Student Health Services took the lead and launched a marketing campaign that focused on educating student smokers rather than punishing them for violating school policy. “It’s wonderful to see the progress we’re making,” said Dr. […]

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“When you fail … you start learning about who you really are.”

By Jenna Marina Lee | August 13, 2018

Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 1:21 PM

When UCF senior J’lin Rose was in the fifth grade, his life’s dream was to take care of his great-grandmother, Viola, who helped raise him. Get to know the people of UCF, one story at a time. “She didn’t get to see that,” Rose says, “but that concept of helping people out and making an […]

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