Students and their families gathered in Orlando during UCF’s Family Weekend Sept. 9-11.  In addition to a rousing 30-3 football victory over the Boston College Eagles, families enjoyed exclusive Rosen College happenings including a Game Day Open House, Family Weekend Brunch and Red, White & B-luau.

On Saturday afternoon, over 40 parents, students and alumni attended the Rosen College Game Day Open House event on main campus.  Guests experienced mock classroom discussions on the topics of theme parks and restaurants, competed in theme park trivia and learned about two of Rosen College’s professional student organizations – Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH).  The event was organized by Rosen College Coordinator of Academic Services, Joshua Johnson.

On Sunday, families were invited back to the Rosen Campus for the annual Family Weekend Brunch.  The sold-out event catered to 300 guests in three seatings, who enjoyed a free photo booth and delicious fare.  Special appearances and welcoming remarks were made during the event by Dean Abraham Pizam, Associate Dean Tadayuki Hara and Chair of the Department of Foodservice & Lodging Management, Joe Hutchinson.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11th, Rosen College Student life sponsored the Red, White & B-luau.  The live show featured Polynesian-style entertainment in the Darden Auditorium that left guests with a sense of patriotism coupled with a tropical flair.

Rosen College was pleased that so many families chose to spend their weekend with UCF.