Veterans Month – November 2022

Every November the Office of Military and Veteran Student Success, UCF’s Community Veterans History Project, Air Force and Army ROTCs celebrates UCF Veterans’ Month!  Below is a current listing of events dedicated to educating and honor our UCF Student Veterans!

  • Sunday, November 6th through Thursday, November 10th:
    Honoring Our Student Veterans Week! – UCF Memory Mall

    • Sunday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 10, 2022
    • Approximately 1374 American Flags planted
    • Each flag represents one student veterans enrolled at UCF for the Fall 2022 Semester
  • Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.:
    Veterans Salute & Purple Heart Proclamation: Honoring Veterans Wounded in Battle 

    • UCF Veterans Commemoration Site, location click here.
    • Salute to all Veterans in honor of Veterans Day which will include flag raising, playing of taps, and Purple Heart Proclamation
    • UCF is one of five institutions in the State of Florida with this designation for their dedication to veterans, active-duty military and family members.
    • Offices being honored:
      • Military and Veterans Student Success
      • UCF Veterans History Project
  • Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.
    Student Veterans of America @ UCF Chapter Meet-Up at Tactical Brewing

    • Meet your Student Veteran Executive Board and interact with other student veterans
    • RSVP is not required, but encouraged to seating
    • More information to come
  • Tuesday, November 15th at Noon
    UCF Military Appreciation Pep Rally – Student Union

    • Join UCF Student Government Association and the Military and Veterans Student Success to get pumped up for the Military Appreciation Game on Saturday, November 19th as we play Navy!
    • More information to come!
  • Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m.
    Veterans History Project Story Day: UCF Emergency Service Veterans

    • “Story Day” with UCF Veterans currently working in emergency services
    • VHP Member will with veterans to collect, preserve and honor their stories
    • More information please contact the Veterans History Project
  • Wednesday, November 16th at 4:30 p.m.
    Florida France Soldiers Stories Panel & Workshop

    • John C. Hitt Library: Room 402
    • Panel discussion and workshop with panelists
      • UCF History Department: Dr. Amelia Lyons, Elizabeth Klements, Marie Oury, Diana Dizon, and Evan Murray
      • UCF Research Librrians: Mr. Richard Harrison and Mr. Rich Gause
    • Discuss the stories of the Florida Soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission Cemeteries in France
  • Saturday, November 19th, TBA
    Military Appreciation Gave vs. Navy

    • Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter, Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Association of the United States Army (Sunshine Chapter) will be present during tailgating. Come out and support your local veterans, active-duty, and service-connected members.
    • Student Veterans will participate in the MARCH TO VICTORY representing each branch of the U.S. Armed Services
    • The Office of Military and Veteran Student Success will participate in the opening ceremony holding the American Flag on the field for the National Anthem
    • Purple Heart Recipient will serve as “honorary captain” for the coin toss
    • Student Veterans of America @ UCF will be honored as Student Organization of the Game
    • For more information contact JJ at
  • Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m.
    Veteran Knights’ Roundtable: Conversation with UCF Alumni Veterans

    • Virtual Discussion moderated by the UCF History Department
    • Discussion focusing on the transition from military to student veterans, experiences during their time at UCF, and where they are today.
  • Wednesday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m.
    Military and Veterans Graduation Recognition Reception

    • Wednesday, December 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: TBA
    • Honoring our Fall 2022 Student Veteran Graduates
    • Graduates who attend will be presented with UCF Student Veterans’ Graduation Stole and VARC Challenge Coin
    • Keynote Speaker: TBA
    • To RSVP: Coming Soon!