Five Things We're Grateful For This Year

Chicago UCF Alumni Chapter

Tis the season of giving back and expressing gratitude! With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it's the perfect time to share with our Knight family what we're thankful for this year.


1. First on our list: our alumni volunteers throughout the nation! We couldn't hold hundreds of watch parties, host away-game tailgates, or find the black and gold spirit wherever we travel without the hard work and can-do attitude of our regional alumni and friends. 


If you want to experience how great these groups are firsthand, join one of our many watch parties across the country this Friday and cheer for a UCF victory over USF in the company of fellow Knights!

UCF Alumni Indoor Tailgate

2. Next up: the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. Once you graduate, the alumni center becomes your home on campus. From leaving your legacy with a brick on the Knights Terrace, to hosting your own celebrations at our venue, we're thankful to have a warm and welcome space for our alumni to come home to!


We'd be remiss if we didn't mention our UCF Alumni Indoor Tailgates -- a fan favorite event here at the alumni center! Join us for our final Indoor Tailgate of the season this Friday from 5-7 p.m. before our Knights kick off against the Bulls in the War on I-4!

UCF Graduate

3. The accomplishments of our UCF graduates. It's not just about making the most of your time in college, it's also important to take what you learned at UCF and put it to use to make a difference in the world. We're blown away by the incredible stories of UCF alumni who are innovating, overcoming adversity and showing the world what it means to be a Knight. 


In fact, if you have an update you want to share with us, go ahead and submit a class note

UCF Alumni Discount

4. Our partnerships. Thanks to great partnerships, we're able to offer our grads exciting benefits, like discounts and exclusive sales with GEICO, Barnes and Noble and more. We're thankful to our partners for making being an AlumKnight even more rewarding!

UCF Giving Tuesday

5. What we're most grateful for this year? Your support. 


Thanks to the commitment of Knights like you, we've raised thousands for scholarships, supplied food for Knights in need, supported students in academics, athletics, arts, and more. Every small gift of your time, talent or treasure has made a difference, and we can't be anything but grateful for this amazing community of Knights. 


With Giving Tuesday coming up, we hope you're as excited as we are to do it all over again. On Dec. 3, make a gift to UCF in the area that means the most to you, and we'll continue to help our Knights accomplish incredible things. Charge On!