Q. What is UCF Day of Giving?

It’s an annual event that encourages alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, fans and friends to donate to UCF and help us continue unleashing the potential of people and ideas to positively change the world.

Q. When is UCF Day of Giving?

This 24-hour event takes place on Thursday, April 11, 2024, starting at midnight ET. 

Q. Why is it a single day?

Think of it as a virtual pep rally for UCF! It’s when we sharpen our focus and maximize the impact of every dollar. This celebration of Knight Nation includes friendly competition and hourly challenges.

Q. How can I make a gift?

On April 11, search for a fund you would like to support or make a gift using our donation form.

Q. Who can participate?

Anyone can give on Day of Giving! Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, fans and friends are all encouraged to participate because even a gift of $5 makes a difference.

Q. Which programs can I support?

Everyone can choose where their donation goes, toward virtually any UCF program, initiative or fund.

Q. What if my preferred program is not listed?

If you’d like to support a UCF area that isn’t listed on the website, select "Other - Fund not listed here” and enter your preferred area in the provided text box.

Q. What are hourly challenges?

Throughout the day, there are fun opportunities for you to earn bonus funds for your favorite programs. Explore all the challenges so you can plan ahead. Here are some guidelines for participating in our social media challenges:

  • The use of #UCFDayofGiving (capitalization does not affect hashtag use)
  • If applicable, does the image/video compliment the challenge topic? Is it clear, visible and well composed?
  • Does the caption showcase passion for UCF?
  • For in-feed Instagram post submissions to be considered, the account must be public and tag or @ucfalumni, in addition to following the other guidelines. Instagram story post submissions will only be considered if public and the user tags or @ucfalumni.

Winners will be selected at the end of every hour and instructed to Direct Message (DM) the official UCF account on the social media platform where the post was displayed. Once contact is made over DM, the winner has 2 hours to respond to UCF with the name of the fund for which the bonus will be awarded.

Q. How do I earn this year's exclusive UCF Day of Giving pins?

Anyone who makes a gift during UCF Day of Giving will receive an exclusive pin featuring a fan-favorite UCF icon. Make a gift during each of the following times to collect all four designs.

Knightro - between midnight and 5:59 a.m. and between 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.; Pegasus - between 6 a.m. and 10:59 a.m.; Spirit Splash Duck - between 11 a.m. and 3:59 p.m.; Citronaut - between 4 p.m. and 8:59 p.m.

Q. How else can I help?

Increase awareness and, more importantly, participation by creating and posting content about Day of Giving on social media. Follow UCF on social media to like and — even better — share posts about the event. Use the hashtag #UCFDayofGiving.