UCF Alumni Homecoming

Welcome Home Knights!

We are excited to announce the return of on-campus UCF Homecoming festivities, Nov. 1-6. We invite you, your family and friends to reconnect with campus. This year we are offering virtual and in-person opportunities, that way alumni near and far can participate in the celebrations!


Schedule of Events

Comedy Knight

Tuesday, Nov. 2 | 8-10 p.m. EST | In-person event | Addition Financial Arena

Headlined by Jermaine Fowler

Admission is $25. UCF alumni receive a $5 discount by using code: HC2021!

ChargeOn Panel: Uniquely UCF 

Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST | Virtual event | Zoom.

Admission is FREE.


Join us as we speak space, science, sports and entertainment with some of UCF’s industry leaders. We will learn how UCF has played a role in our panelists lives, about their experiences in their industry and gain advice for the future. 



Maritza Martinez ’00 ’05MA ’11MBA, Associate Vice President for the Division of Government and Community Relations and Director for the Office of Community Relations and Economic Development at UCF.



Clay Newbill '82, Two-Time Emmy Award Winner, Executive Producer of Shark Tank and a 2021 UCF Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree.

Kristen Thomas '16, USA Rugby Team, 2020 Olympian.

Michael Metzner '16MD, General Surgery Resident, Medical Advisor for ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

    Concert Knight

    Thursday, Nov. 4 | 7-10 p.m. EST | In-person event | Addition Financial Arena


    Denzel Curry headlines the show with an appearance from R&B singer Tinashe.

    Admission is $25. UCF alumni receive a $5 discount by using code: HC2021!

    Shining Knights Alumni Awards Reception

    Friday, Nov. 5 | Invitation Only.


    At UCF Alumni, we take every opportunity we can to celebrate our alumni and friends who have used their education, grit and enthusiasm to make contributions toward making the world a better place. This event honors our university’s most devoted supporters.

    Our 2021 Honorees are:

    Champion’s Award

    Orlando Health


    Distinguished Alumni Award

    Jessica Blume ’80

    Clay Newbill ’82

    Joyce DeGennaro ’03 ’09BSN ’13MS (Posthumously)

    John C. and Martha Hitt Honorary Alumni Award

    Gary and Barbara Bryant

    Michael Cantrell

    Maribeth Ehasz

    Saundra Gray

    Mary Nunis

    Young Alumni Award

    Nicholas Grandchamps ’15


    Distinguished Student Award

    Laura Green ’21

    Black and Gold Takeover

    Friday, Nov. 5 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. EST | In-person event | Location TBA


    There’s no denying Knight Nation’s strength in numbers, so join us for a knight out as we take over in black and gold on the eve of our Homecoming football game! This event is hosted by the UCF Young Alumni Council, but all AlumKnights over the age of 21 are welcome to attend. 

    Stay tuned for more information and registration.

    UCF Alumni Tailgate: Parking Lot Party

    Saturday, Nov. 6 | Begins 3 hours prior to kickoff | In-person event | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center

    Admission is FREE. No registration required.


    While we’re known for tailgating indoors, we’re switching things up this year. It’s going to be a parking lot party!  All you need is a valid ID/driver’s license. We’re also excited to announce that 4Rivers BBQ is our new catering partner and will be available for purchase! Florida Distributing and Oviedo Brewing Company will provide complimentary beer while supplies last.

    UCF Watch Parties

    Saturday, Nov. 6 | Times vary | In-person events

    Admission is FREE


    Celebrate game day with UCF Alumni watch parties across the nation! Our alumni chapters and clubs are hosting watch parties to inspire the spirit of game day even when you're far away.

    More Events for Knights

    Spirit Splash

    Friday, Nov. 5 | Noon-2 p.m. EST | In-person event | Reflecting Pond


    Spirit Splash is back in full swing! Once again, students will be able to run into the reflecting pond and catch ducks at UCF’s greatest celebration. There will be special guest speakers, as well as performances from the UCF Spirit Team and Marching Knights.

    Firework Festival

    Friday, Nov. 5 | 7-9 p.m. EST | In-person event | Memory Mall


    Come have an amazing Knight at our annual Fireworks Festival! Don’t miss out on live performers, food trucks, inflatables, and lots of free swag!

    UCF vs. Tulane Football Game

    Saturday, Nov. 6 | Kickoff TBA | In-person event | The Bounce House


    Join us in the Bounce House as our UCF Knights take on the Tulane Green Wave!

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