Signature Events



The Knighting

Aug 21, 4 PM
Addition Financial Arena

UCF’s Official welcome ceremony for all new Knights held in the Addition Financial Arena!

Opening Knight

Aug 21, 5:30 PM
Bounce House

What’s the best way to get involved? Talking to people who are! Come check out all of the student organizations you can join here at UCF at the Bounce House!

Taste of UCF

Aug 22, 5 PM – 7 PM
Addition Financial Arena

Taste of UCF is an annual event that celebrates our diverse community by giving students a taste of cuisine from around the world. Entertainment and food have a special place in all cultures- come see what MSC’s largest event is all about!

Movie Knight

Aug 22, 8 PM (Doors open at 7)
Addition Finacial Arena

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a movie knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a showing of a popular movie with their friends!

Lavender Knight

Aug 23, 8 PM
Addition Financial Arena

Come join LGBTQ+ Services for Lavender Knight, a time for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to discover available resources across UCF and the Central Florida Community, and enjoy performances by local drag artists

Welcome Expo

Aug 24, 10 AM – 2 PM
Pegasus Ballroom

The UCF Welcome Expo is back! Hosted by the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center, this event is the perfect place to find out what the UCF campus has to offer! Stop by to meet with campus offices and departments and local vendors from the area. Enjoy connecting with others while collecting many free giveaways! This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

Homecoming Reveal

Aug 24, 11 AM – 1 PM
Student Union Atrium

Come out to find out the events and theme for UCF Homecoming 2022!

Comedy Knight

Aug 24, 8 PM (Doors open at 7)

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a comedy knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a hilarious comedy set with their friends!

Concert Knight

Aug 25, 8 PM (Doors open at 7)
Addition Financial Arena

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a concert knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a night filled with music from a popular artist with their friends!

Global Knight Welcome

Aug 26, 12 PM – 2 PM
Memory Mall

Participants will walk around Memory mall and be introduced to resources needed for international students, such as international clubs and organizations, campus departments, and outside organizations such as banks, social security office, driver’s license bureau, and phone providers. Recreational and social activities will occur to engage students to feel welcome to campus.

Late Knights Variety Show

Aug 26, 8 PM (Doors open at 7)
Addition Financial Arena

Late Knights will be hosting a Variety Act at the Addition Financial Arena! Students will be able to enjoy fun shows for their entertainment.

Pegasus Palooza Day of Service

Aug 27, 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Student Union Patio

Join Volunteer UCF as we engage with multiple organizations that do amazing work in our Orlando Community. RSVP for this event on Knight Connect (Volunteer UCF). Check-in will begin at 7:45am. Students will complete 3 hours of service and learn how to get involved with service activities for the upcoming semesters.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; in addition to free swag to take home! If you have dietary restrictions or have any accessibility needs please reach out to vucfspecialevents@ucf.edu.

All Events



Freshman V.I.P Night

at the UCF Campus Bookstore
4 PM – 7 PM

Come play games, win prizes, enjoy food & drink samples from Foxtail Cafe, and best of all shop for your course materials (and more) before the rush of the start of classes!

Department: UCF Campus Store
Pillars: Engagement


The Knighting

at the Addition Financial Arena
4 PM

UCF’s Official welcome ceremony for all new Knights held in the Addition Financial Arena! More information on KnightConnect.

Department: First Year Experience & OSI
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Welcome Week Photo

at the Bounce House
5 PM

Come to the Bounce House immediately following The Knighting Convocation for the official UCF Class of 2026 Photo! Photo takes place after The Knighting and before Opening Knight.

Department: 4ever Knights
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Opening Knight

at the Bounce House
5:30 PM

Meet with Registered Student Organizations. What’s the best way to get involved? Talking to people who are! Come check out all of the student organizations you can join here at UCF at the Bounce House!

Department: Knights of the RoundTable
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Popsicle Social

at the Reflecting Pond
12 PM – 1 PM

All Knights are welcome to join President Alexander Cartwright and other members of leadership for a welcome back to campus popsicle social at the Reflecting Pond

Department: Office of The President
Pillars: Engagement


Knights Warming Party

at the UCF Valencia Osceola Center
12 PM – 2 PM

Come join us as we help you prepare you for the semester. Snacks, games, school supplies and more!

Department: UCF Connect & KOTC
Pillars: Engagement


Taste of UCF

at the Addition Financial Arena
5 PM – 7 PM

Taste of UCF is an annual event that celebrates our diverse community by giving students a taste of cuisine from around the world. Entertainment and food have a special place in all cultures- come see what MSC’s largest event is all about!

Department: Multicultural Student Center
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Movie Knight

at the Addition Financial Arena
8 PM (Doors open at 7)

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a movie knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a showing of a popular movie with their friends!

Department: Campus Activities Board
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness



Lavender Knight

at the Addition Financial Arena
8 PM

Come join LGBTQ+ Services for Lavender Knight, a time for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to discover available resources across UCF and the Central Florida Community, and enjoy performances by local drag artists

Department: LGBTQ+ Services & Campus Activities Board
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Resilience, Harm Reduction, Culturally Consciousness


Welcome Expo

at the Student Union – Pegasus Ballroom
10 AM – 2 PM

The UCF Welcome Expo is back! Hosted by the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center, this event is the perfect place to find out what the UCF campus has to offer! Stop by to meet with campus offices and departments and local vendors from the area. Enjoy connecting with others while collecting many free giveaways! This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

Department: Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center
Pillars: Engagement


Homecoming Reveal

Student Union Atrium
11 AM – 1 PM

Come out to find out the events and theme for UCF Homecoming 2022!

Department: Homecoming
Pillars: Engagement


Life Hack

in front of the WHPS Office
11 AM – 2 PM

WHPS will be teaching students “Life Hacks” related to health and wellness. Each department: Nutrition, Stress and Biofeedback, Alcohol and other Drugs, Gardening, and Sexual Wellness will have a table dedicated to teaching students important tips related to their specialty on how to stay safe and healthy throughout this upcoming school year.

Department: Wellness and Health Promotion Services
Pillars: Harm Reduction


What can MASS do for you?

at the Student Union, Suite 207
4 PM – 5 PM

Learn how the Multicultural Academic and Support Services office can help you be successful at UCF.

Department: Multicultural Academic Support Services
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Trivia Night – Disney Movies

UCF Campus Store
6 PM – 7:30 PM

Are you a Disney movie fan? Prove it! Play as a team or solo to win prizes! Trivia is every Wednesday at 6pm, new theme each week!

Department: UCF Campus Store – Foxtail Cafe


Group Exercise Mash-Up

at the RWC Group Exercise Studio
7 PM – 8 PM

Join us at the RWC for our Group Exercise Mash-Up! Try three different classes all in one: Hip-Hop Cardio, Total Body Strength, and Power Yoga. All levels welcome, no experience needed.

Department: Multicultural Academic Support Services
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Comedy Knight

at the Addition Financial Arena
8 PM (Doors open at 7)

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a comedy knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a hilarious comedy set with their friends!

Department: Campus Activities Board(CAB)
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


IM Sports Job Fair

at RWC 206
8 PM – 9 PM

The IM Sports job fair will provide information about the sports we officiate and the benefits of working in our program

Department: Recreation and Wellness Center
Pillars: Resilience


IM Sports Job Fair

at RWC 206
4 PM – 5 PM

The IM Sports job fair will provide information about the sports we officiate and the benefits of working in our program

Department: Recreation and Wellness Center
Pillars: Resilience


Concert Knight

Addition Financial Arena
8 PM

The Campus Activities Board will be hosting a concert knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a night filled with music from a popular artist with their friends!

Department: Campus Activities Board(CAB)
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Breakfast for Knights

at UCF-Valencia Osceola Center
10 AM – 12:30 PM

Breakfast for Knights will be held at the UCF – Valencia Osceola Center for all current UCF students. Come join us for a fun, friendly feast!

Department: UCF Connect & KOTC
Pillars: Engagement


Welcome to the Majors

at the Addition Financial Arena
9 AM – 12 PM

Entering College of Business students (juniors and seniors,) are formally welcomed to the college each semester with great fanfare. Welcome to the Majors was created to welcome students into the culture of the college; one of risk taking, cross disciplinary collaboration and data driven decision making. This year, we will also invite our FTIC students (First Time in College). Members of the college leadership team talk to students about performance expectations, different programs and opportunities they’ll experience while a business student. Speakers include President Alexander Cartwright, Dean Paul Jarley, Department Chairs, Student Ambassadors, and a select number of faculty members.

Department: College of Business
Pillars: Engagement


Grow Together

at the RWC WHPS Entrance
11 AM – 12 PM

WHPS will be teaching students “Life Hacks” related to health and wellness. Each department: Nutrition, Stress and Biofeedback, Alcohol and other Drugs, Gardening, and Sexual Wellness will have a table dedicated to teaching students important tips related to their specialty on how to stay safe and healthy throughout this upcoming school year.

Department: WHPS
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Global Knights Welcome

at Memory Mall
12 PM – 2 PM

Participants will walk around Memory mall and be introduced to resources needed for international students, such as international clubs and organizations, campus departments, and outside organizations such as banks, social security office, driver’s license bureau, and phone providers. Recreational and social activities will occur to engage students to feel welcome to campus. New international students will be paired with a Global Peer Leader who will assist in additional engagement during the event. We hope to include food trucks to the event as well.

Department: UCF Global
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness

Late Knights Variety Show

at the Addition Financial Arena
8 PM – 11 PM (Doors open at 7)

Late Knights will be hosting a Variety Act at the Addition Financial Arena! Students will be able to enjoy fun shows for their entertainment.

Department: SDES & OSI & Late Knights
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose


Pegasus Palooza Day of Service

at the Student Union Patio
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join Volunteer UCF as we engage with multiple organizations that do amazing work in our Orlando Community. RSVP for this event on Knight Connect (Volunteer UCF). Check-in will begin at 7:45am. Students will complete 3 hours of service and learn how to get involved with service activities for the upcoming semesters.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided; in addition to free swag to take home! If you have dietary restrictions or have any accessibility needs please reach out to vucfspecialevents@ucf.edu.

Department: VolunteerUCF
Pillars: Purpose, Resilience, Engagement, Culturally Conscious


Pegasus POOL-ooza

at the RWC Leisure Pool
2 PM – 5 PM

Come celebrate your first week of living on UCF’s campus at our Move-In Pool-ooza! Swim, relax, and enjoy our snacks and giveaways!

Department: Housing and Residence Life
Pillars: Engagement, Purpose, Culturally Consciousness


Sport Club Showcase

at the RWC Basketball Courts
4 PM – 8 PM

The Sport Club Showcase will provide an opportunity for UCF students to meet, greet and learn about the 40+ Sport Club RSOs all in one place! There will be demos, fun mini games, giveaway items and the chance to talk to current members of the various Sport Club RSOs throughout the event. Come out and have great time learning more about UCF SPORT CLUBS!!!!!

Department: RWC Sports Club & Sport Club Council
Pillars: Purpose,Engagement


Purpose
Resilience
Engagement
Harm Reduction
Financial Literacy
Cultural Consciousness

Learn more about the Well Being Pillars on the SDES Website