UCF Late Knights kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with their first-ever Saturday night event, Late Knights Luau. Approximately 1,000 attendees enjoyed the event held at the Recreation and Wellness Center’s Leisure Pool.

“Despite the entire Late Knights team being new, we completely exceeded our own expectations for this event and now know what we are capable of in the future,” said Late Knights Executive Director Douglas Jensen.

The event featured a limbo contest, boogie board giveaway, and a screening of Disney’s Lilo and Stitch. In addition to the entertainment of a live DJ, students also enjoyed free pizza, snow cones and cotton candy. Students really got into the island party theme wearing their luau leis and T-shirts. They danced, splashed in the pool, and tested their skills and flexibility in the limbo dance throughout the evening.

Jensen said he was “incredibly proud” to have hosted this event, the first of many for him and his team.

Late Knights is a bi-monthly event that provides free food, prizes, and entertainment to UCF students, their families, friends and the community. The events, held on campus from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., are a great way to make new friends. In the past, all Late Knights have been held on a Friday evening.