Five Things Alumni Need to Know This Week - Nov. 4, 2019

UCF vs. Houston 2019

1. We had an out-of-this-world time at the #UCFinSpace game this past Saturday! Check out our gameday gallery to relive the fun. 

UCF criminal justice graduate Robert Barnett ’09 ‘11MS

2. UCF criminal justice graduate Robert Barnett ’09 ’11MS was recently honored for overseeing the Orange County Corrections Department’s Inmate Construction Program, an innovative and successful re-entry program that teaches employable skills in construction and provides a long-term career path for people who are released from incarceration.

Read more about Robert's work in the UCF Today feature Learning to Thrive After Life Behind Bars.

UCF Barnes and Noble Promotion

3. If you're already pulling out your holiday decor, then you're probably  searching for deals on your holiday shopping too. 

We've got good news for you: the UCF Alumni Online Shop is offering 25% off Under Armour, Nike and Adidas products through Friday! Don't miss out - shop now on

UCF Alumni Tailgate in Philadelphia

4. Last week we bragged on our Philly, D.C. and New York UCF Alumni Chapters for hosting an awesome tailgate ahead of the UCF vs. Temple game.

We're excited to share that our Dallas/Ft. Worth UCF Alumni Club has taken up the challenge to host a tailgate this Friday, Nov. 8 for UCF vs. Tulsa.

Want to join the fun? RSVP for the UCF Tailgate at Tulsa by Nov. 7!

First Generation Awareness Week at UCF

5. First generation students — those who are the first in their families to attend college — face a variety of challenges that others don't. November 4-8 is First Generation Awareness week, and today kicks off UCF's Inaugural First-Generation Awareness Week celebration

Alumni and friends can take part in supporting first-in-their-family Knights by making a gift to support first-gen scholarships at UCF.

Plus, for every dollar you give, Florida will give two more through its First Generation Matching Grant Program, effectively tripling the positive impact you can create.