• Young Alumni

    30 Under 30
  • Young Alumni

    Watch Parties

UCF defines young alumni as a graduate 32 years of age or younger. Young alumni account for one third of our alumni population, making them our largest alumni group. 

As a young alumni, there are many ways to remain active, and the Young Alumni Community plays a significant role in fostering your relationship with your alma mater through engagement and philanthropy. 

The Young Alumni Community helps guide young alumni through the next phase of life. Whether you are local in the Central Florida area or have moved across the country, this is a great way to remain active and stay connected to UCF with programming and events tailored to young alumni needs and wants!

Young Alumni Community Events

30 Under 30

The 30 Under 30 awards program recognizes outstanding young alumni who continue to "Reach for the Stars" in their professional and personal lives since graduating from the University of Central Florida. The 30 Under 30 awards program seeks to highlight the achievements of young alumni who have made an impact and remained connected to the UCF community. All alumni 29 years of age or younger are eligible for this prestigious honor.

Adulting Series

Venturing into adulthood can be nerve-wracking. This series is aimed at helping young alumni navigate adulthood through financial, physical, and functional wellness. 

Upcoming sessions will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can always catch up on past sessions on the Alumni Virtual Hub.

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Cocktails & Connect

Cocktails & Connect is a vibrant series within the Young Alumni Community, aimed at cultivating networking, forging meaningful connections, and providing valuable learning experiences.

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Young Alumni Takeover

Join us for the ultimate tailgating experience on gameday, exclusively for young alumni! Tickets are complimentary for alumni 32 years old or younger and includes lite bites from 4Rivers and one drink ticket per person. Enjoy a DJ, giant yard games, guest appearances and more!
Must be 21 years of age or older.

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Football Watch Parties

Join UCF Young Alumni in partnership with the Greater Orlando Community at one of our NEW official watch party locations as we cheer on our Knights for the 2023 football season! Not local to Orlando? You can also join fellow AlumKnights at our watch parties around the country.

    Get Involved

    What does being Young Alumni Ambassador require me to do?

    • Attend 1 focus group 
    • Attend 2 Young Alumni signature events
    • Volunteer at 1 watch party
    • Sign up for UCF Knights Network
    • Invite 3 unique engagers to attend an event
    • Make a gift of your choice to your favorite UCF cause

    What are the benefits of being a Young Alumni Ambassador?

    • Opportunity to network with active and similar UCF alumni
    • Early access to attend signature alumni events (i.e. ChargeOn Tailgates, 30 Under 30, Black and Ignite the Knight and MORE!)
    • Direct access to key university leadership with the ability to make personal relationships
    • Exclusive leadership training summit in Spring 2024
    • Ability to mentor students and share your valuable experiences 

    Interested in becoming a Ambassador? Fill out the  application.

    ChargeOn Mentorship Program

    The ChargeOn Mentoring program is focused on connecting individuals based on professional development goals and interests such as learning to network, applying to professional schools, time management and more! A meaningful mentor/mentee relationship can make the difference in the development of a knights career. Alumni mentors will share professional experiences, provide new perspectives and insights into their industry, share knowledge about career advancement and professional development opportunities, share information about professional organizations they belong to and assist in building and enhancement of their mentee’s individual skill set. The ChargeOn Mentorship Program application will open in late August 2023.

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    About Us

    Mission: The Young Alumni Community is a strong network of UCF alumni under the age of 32 who support the university and community by contributing their time, talent and resources.


    Values: Bold. Scholarly. Trailblazing. Generous. Resilient.

    • Build a strong network among UCF young alumni to encourage a lifetime relationship with UCF following graduation
    • Encourage UCF young alumni to contribute their time, skills/talents and financial resources to support what they love at the university and surrounding community
    • Create and support programming and events that establish and strengthen your affinity to the university
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    Kaya Rubenstein '18

    Assistant Director, Young Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy