Homecoming is a great opportunity for alumni to return home to UCF, meet up with old friends and classmates and enjoy the fun and excitement all over campus. 


Find out all the ways you can get involved by checking out our events below.


Countdown to Homecoming 2023:

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Sunday, Oct. 22 | U Can Finish Race: 5 Mile and 2 Mile 


Location: UCF Memory Mall | Time: 7:30 a.m.-Noon


The U Can Finish Race is back! Join runners and walkers on a tour around the University of Central Florida by participating in the 2 mile, 5 mile or both with the Distance Dare. 


UCF Alumni can use the discount code UCFALUMNI23 at checkout, provided by Track Shack.

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Thursday, Oct. 26 | Shining Knights Alumni Awards Reception


Location: Pegasus Grand Ballroom, UCF Student Union | Time: 6-9 p.m.


The Shining Knights Alumni Awards honor our university's outstanding alumni and community leaders who have significantly contributed to the university and the community. The UCF Alumni family is excited to recognize four distinct awards at this year's reception! 


A ticket includes a pre-reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, plated dinner and awards program.

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Thursday, Oct. 26 | Feast on the 50


Location: Camping World Stadium | Time: 5-8 p.m.


Feast on the 50 presented by SouthState Bank is a one-of-a-kind tailgate on the field at Camping World Stadium featuring a night full of food, family and fun. Attendees enjoy unlimited food and drink, provided by caterers and restaurants from around Orlando, while alumni clubs from schools in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12 compete for the most spirited tent in the Official Alumni Village presented by MCO. Visit our Greater Orlando Knights tent and enjoy some fun swag!

Get your Homecoming Duck


To kick off the festivities, get your hands on the official UCF Homecoming 2023 Spirit Splash Duck.

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Friday, Oct. 27 | Ignite the Knight


Location: Memory Mall | Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Join Knight Nation to celebrate on the eve of the big game at this family-friendly UCF festival. Join us for live music, food, beverages, carnival games and special appearances. Plus, cap off the evening with a one-of-a-kind firework spectacular! 


Ticket pricing is available for adults and children starting at $5! Purchase a premium ticket and receive two drink tickets and an exclusive, limited-edition Homecoming tumbler!

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Saturday, Oct. 28 | Young Alumni Tailgate


Location: SGA Boardroom, UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center | Time: 3 hours prior to kickoff


Are you a recent graduate? Make sure to head to the ultimate tailgating experience on gameday, exclusively for young alumni! Enjoy a DJ, giant yard games, guest appearances and more. 


Tickets are complimentary for alumni 32 years old or younger and include 4Rivers bites and one drink ticket! Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Saturday, Oct. 28 | UCF Alumni Tailgate


Location: UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center | Time: 3 hours prior to kickoff


Head to the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center three hours before the football game to charge up before the team charges on to the field! Admission for this family-friendly zone is complimentary for all UCF alumni and guests.


No registration necessary.

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Saturday, Oct. 28 | Black Alumni Community Tailgate


Location: Front Lawn, UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center | Time: 3 hours prior to kickoff


Get game ready and reunite with fellow Knights at an alumni tailgating experience on gameday, exclusively for the Black Alumni Community! Game tickets are not included in tailgate registration and may be purchased separately online. 


More details to come! Check back soon for pricing and registration. 

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Saturday, Oct. 28 | Alumni Watch Parties


Location: Varies | Time: Varies


Not able to come to campus? Our regional Knights Communities will host local watch parties before the UCF vs. West Virginia game -- and everyone is invited. Find the closest community to you by using the link below!

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Monday, Oct. 23 | Knights Got Talent


Location: Memory Mall | Time: 8 p.m.


Support your fellow Knights as they showcase their special talents! UCF Homecoming presents Knights Got Talent. Make sure to bring your own blanket and chair to sit out to enjoy the show comfortably! This event is free for both the community and UCF students.


No registration necessary.


Tuesday, Oct. 24 | Comedy Knight - Chico Bean


Location: Addition Financial Arena | Time: Doors open 7 p.m. | Show begins 8 p.m.


Discount code for UCF alumni: HCSTAFF

Wednesday, Oct. 25 | Movie Knight - Scream VI

Location: UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom | Time: Doors open 7:15 p.m. | Movie begins 8 p.m.

No registration necessary.

Thursday, Oct. 26 | Concert Knight - Rico Nasty


Location: Addition Financial Arena | Time: Doors open 7 p.m. | Show begins 8 p.m.


Discount code for UCF alumni: HCSTAFF

Thursday, Oct. 26 | Women's Volleyball vs. TCU


Location: The Venue at UCF  | Time: 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27 | Spirit Splash


Location: UCF Reflecting Pond | Time: Noon-2 p.m.


Our biggest tradition is back! UCF Homecoming presents Spirit Splash. Students will be able to run into the reflecting pond and catch the famous homecoming duck at UCF’s greatest celebration. There will be special guest speakers, as well as performances from the Cheer Team, Knightmoves, and Marching Knights! This event is free for both the community and UCF students.

Friday, Oct. 27 | Women's Volleyball vs. TCU


Location: The Venue at UCF  | Time: 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28 | UCF Football vs. West Virginia


Location: FBC Mortgage Stadium | Time: TBA


Watch the Knights take on the West Virginia Mountaineers and bounce with us at the FBC Mortgage Stadium! Contact the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at 407.823.1000 or online to purchase game tickets.