What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. —Helen Keller
Few situations have the ability to impact a campus community as much as the death of a student. Family, friends, classmates, and campus community members are left with unresolved emotions and a need to connect with others. The Eternal Knights Memorial Service honors students who have passed away during recent academic terms and provides surviving campus community members and family members with an opportunity to celebrate the life of a student. During this annual ceremony, families and friends join with campus leaders and members of the University of Central Florida community to recognize those who will always be remembered as Eternal Knights.
The Eternal Knights Memorial Service is open to the entire campus community and is held during each spring semester by the Office of Student Involvement. Students honored at the service are identified as “continuously enrolled.” For undergraduate students, this enrollment is defined in the University Undergraduate Catalog as “being enrolled in classes without a break for two or more consecutive regular semesters/terms.” For graduate students, enrollment is defined in the Graduate Catalog as “three consecutive semesters (i.e. one full year).” However, the eligibility of a student to be recognized at the service is at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services or his/her designee. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities assists with support and resources for all student deaths documented with the university, including alumni and those not considered continuously enrolled.
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