Five Things Alumni Need to Know This Week - October 7, 2019

1. Next Monday kicks off a phenomenal week of homecoming events here at UCF! Check here for a list of all the events planned for students, alumni and friends!

2. For this year’s homecoming week, UCF Alumni is bringing back our ChargeOn Panel. In years past, this event has provided a unique professional development opportunity for our alumni and friends to hear from some of UCF’s greatest alumni, faculty, staff and students. This year’s theme is “ChargeOn: Rise Above” and our panelists will share how they are breaking barriers, overcoming adversity and rising above expectations through innovation in their industries. Learn more about our panelists here and sign up to hear from them on Oct. 16!

3. "Electronic Arts video game company plans to relocate its Central Florida headquarters in Maitland to the developing Creative Village in downtown Orlando, becoming a neighbor to the UCF Downtown campus and its graduate video game design school and expanding opportunities for university graduates to enter the industry. 'EA’s presence here creates an immediate pipeline with our educational partners in and around the Creative Village,' said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at the announcement Wednesday during his annual State of Downtown address. 'Their presence here also serves as a magnet to attract companies and investment into the Creative Village, accelerating our industry cluster in digital media.'" Read the full UCF Today article here.

4. "Hundreds of UCF faculty staff and students turned out Oct. 2 to get their free flu shots and help UCF win second place in the “4 U’s Fight the Flu” contest among Florida’s largest universities to administer the most flu shots in one day. Student Health Services administered 838 flu shots. The University of South Florida gave 1,181 vaccinations. Florida State University and University of Florida gave 767 and 676 vaccinations respectively for a total of 3,462 flu shots given in a single day across Florida." Read the full UCF Today article here.

5. For all you alumni who moved after graduation and are looking for opportunities to spend more time amongst Knights, there are more than 30 official UCF Alumni chapters and clubs across the nation. Get information, get involved and get excited here.