May 22, 2017
UCF Remembers 6.12.16

UCF invites the community to campus on Thursday, June 8, to honor and remember the 49 lives taken at Pulse nearly one year ago.
UCF selected June 8 to allow our community to attend City of Orlando and Orange County Government remembrances on June 12.
June 8 events, titled “UCF Remembers … 6.12.16,” will include:

  • “Reflections on Pulse” will be an opportunity to create art and share tributes to the 49 victims. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.
  • The UCF Remembers Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. near the Student Union between Classroom 1 and Health and Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in garages H and I, and registration is available at
  • The opening reception for “Resilience: Remembering Pulse” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the UCF Art Gallery. The exhibition includes photos, quilts, paintings, and more that honor the victims and the LGBTQ+ community. Pulse owner Barbara Poma will provide opening remarks.
  • “UCF Remembers,” a ceremony honoring the 49 and celebrating diversity and equality, will begin in the Pegasus Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. The event will include performances by the Orlando Gay Chorus, a reading of the names of the 49 victims, and campus and community speakers.

All events are free and open to the public. Select events will be live-streamed at
In addition, Millican Hall will be lit in Pride colors during the evenings June 8 through 12.
More information about “UCF Remembers” is available at