• Young Alumni Council

    30 Under 30
  • Young Alumni

    Watch Parties

Mission and Values

Young alumni under the age of 32 currently account for one third of our alumni population, making them our largest constituent base. There are many ways to remain active as young alumni, and the Young Alumni Council plays a significant role in fostering your relationship with your alma mater. The Young Alumni Council is dedicated to furthering engagement and philanthropy at the University of Central Florida by enhancing the relationship between young alumni and the UCF community. The council exists to:


  • 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

Mission: The Young Alumni Council 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.


Questions? Contact Emily Nohr '13.

Getting involved is easy! Here's how:

Emily Nohr headshot


Emily Nohr '13

Assistant Director, Young Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy


  • Jordan Grushka '14 '16MA  | Chair
  • Kelly Quintero '13 | Chair-elect


Responsibilities of Council Members

  • Be A UCF Graduate
  • Make a best personal financial gift each fiscal year
  • Attend Young Alumni Networking Knights hosted quarterly
  • Attend designated signature events
  • Volunteer at two watch parties
  • Have presence at UCF Alumni events
  • Enroll as a UCF Alumni Social Media Ambassador

Interested in becoming a member? Fill out our volunteer form.

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 is now closed.

30 Under 30

Each year, the Young Alumni Council recognizes 30 nominated individuals for outstanding achievements in their professional and personal lives. A special ceremony is held at UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, and the honorees are also recognized on the field at Spectrum Stadium during a UCF home football game.


Watch Parties

Need some buddies to watch the game with? We’ve got you covered. If you can’t be at the game, UCF watch parties are the next best thing. Find an official alumni chapter or club watch party in your area. Additonally, the UCF Young Alumni Council will host watch parties at Hooch in downtown Orlando for all UCF away football games. Doors open one hour before kickoff.


Black and Gold Takeover

UCF alumni, friends and fans take over Wall Street on the eve of our Homecoming football game. This event is hosted by the UCF Young Alumni Council, but all Alumni over the age of 21 are invited to attend.


Young Alumni Networking Knights

The Young Alumni Networking Knights are quarterly opportunities to host both our Young Alumni Council members and their guests as well as UCF Young Alumni who are non-members in our tri-county area. Additionally, Young Alumni Council members get initial access to exclusive invitations to events with university leadership. They also interact with a variety of academic and administrative leaders from across the university.