• UCF Alumni Legacy Program

Who is considered UCF Alumni Legacy?

Daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons, step-children and step-grandchildren of a UCF graduate are considered UCF Alumni Legacies.


Do UCF Alumni Legacies receive special consideration for admission to UCF?

Unfortunately, no. Due to strict state and local admissions policies and procedures, special consideration to any candidate is prohibited. However, being a Legacy does have its privileges, such as the Legacy Admissions Workshop.


Does being a legacy of another university hurt my chances of attending UCF?

Absolutely not! Being a Legacy of another university plays no part in the admissions process.


Are there any scholarships for UCF Alumni Legacies?

There sure are! UCF Alumni awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students. One of those scholarships is the UCF Alumni Legacy Scholarship, which is specifically for children whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) is a UCF graduate.

UCF Alumni Legacy Admissions Workshop

The UCF Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving has partnered with the UCF Admissions Office to host legacy admissions workshops in the fall and spring. Whether your child is considering UCF or another Florida university, this workshop will emphasize the special planning necessary to maximize opportunities in a highly competitive admissions market.


Although the workshop is intended for alumni parents of any level student(s), it will be most useful for alumni with children in 6th through 8th grades as they head into the formative years of high school, and 9th through 12th as they prepare for college admissions.


Topics will include:

  • Setting an Admissions Timetable
  • The Application Process
  • Essays & Extracurricular Activities
  • Question & Answer Session


Can students attend the UCF Alumni Legacy Admissions Workshop?

The workshop is primarily meant for parents, but if students want to attend and space is available, students are welcome. It often energizes, motivates and gets students excited for the prospect of preparing for college.

ParentCouncil1The PFPC is a leadership board for parent’s of UCF students who serve a one-year renewable term. Members enjoy developing a connection with the university and with each other, and many parent volunteers choose to stay active on the committee even after their children graduate.


The Council's goals are to raise awareness, increase philanthropic support, and become more involved with the university to enhance the UCF experience for all Knights


To join the PFPC, please fill out our interest form.




What are the requirements of the PFPC?


  • Make a leadership gift commensurate with philanthropic capacity and passion for UCF;
  • Welcome new parents to UCF;
  • Serve as ambassadors to UCF and build relationships between parents and the university;
  • Help identify potential Council members;
  • Attend Council events as schedules allow.



ParentCouncil3Give to the Parent and Family Philanthropy Council


Last year, almost 2,000 parents gave about $1.4 million to support important student programs like Knight Watch, for those first-time-in-college students who face academic challenges; Knights Helping Knights Pantry, which provides food, clothing and toiletries to students in need; and Career Services, to help Knights prepare for their professional careers after graduation.


Please join other UCF Parents and Knight Watch to support student programs through the Parent & Family Fund.

Questions about the legacy program? Contact Jenny Karpinski ’19

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