UCF Welcomes 4,000 New Graduate Students to Campus for Fall 2022

By: Carreen Krapf on

Nearly 4,000 new graduate students will join 4,300 returning graduate students at UCF next week as fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 22.

For some, it will be a new experience, and for many of UCF’s returning students, they may find some changes that were implemented pre- and post-COVID. The College of Graduate Studies and other groups on campus are hosting various opportunities to help welcome our students.

“I encourage students to get involved,” says Christopher Crowder, a College of Graduate Studies Student Advisory Council member. Crowder is pursuing a PhD in Integrative and Conservation Biology. “Meet professors and students, and even visit some graduate students or academic offices on campus. They might be able to provide you with some free resources or even collaborate on a project in the future.”

To help students get started, here is a roundup of more than 40 Pegasus Palooza welcome week activities at UCF. And don’t forget to visit the College of Graduate Studies website for more information.

Graduate-specific welcome week activities:

Graduate Knight Welcome Breakfast
Trevor Colbourn Hall, suite 213 — Graduate Student Center –
Aug. 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join the College of Graduate Studies for bagels and coffee for all Graduate Knights to mix and mingle and learn more about the Graduate Student Center. The center — which was designed by graduate students with the graduate community’s needs in mind — is a comfortable, multiuse, high-tech haven for graduate students to study and collaborate.

What is a CV?
Aug. 31, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Virtual

How does a CV differ from a resume? Discover the components and formats to create a document that effectively communicates your professional background.

The College of Graduate Studies offers this workshop and others through its Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate school and beyond. Other university services like UCF Libraries, the Career Center, the Office of Research, and the Prestigious Awards Office offer workshops that can enrich a graduate school experience, personally and professionally. Visit graduate.ucf.edu/professional-development for more details.

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