The University of Central Florida’s Homecoming week will come to light with its first ever fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. today, Oct. 24, at Memory Mall.

This year’s theme is “IGKNIGHT: Fuel Your Legacy.” Events will be held on campus for students and throughout the community for alumni.

To accommodate Friday’s fireworks show, Garage D and a few designated rows of Lot D1 will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Vehicles in those areas must be removed by that time, or they will be subject to towing.

Additional on-campus parking will be available Friday at the Softball Stadium, with a shuttle service provided from there to the Health and Public Affairs shuttle stop in lot C1.

Spirit Splash, UCF’s annual Homecoming pep rally, will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Reflecting Pond. The event was awarded Best Campus Tradition by the National Association for Campus Activities in 2011.

The week’s activities will wrap up when the UCF Knights take on the Temple Owls at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bright House Networks Stadium. Campus will open at 8 a.m. for game day festivities, and this year’s Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during the game’s halftime.

Other events include:

Monday, Oct. 20

  • Royalty Voting opens on myUCF.
  • Concert Knight will begin at 8 p.m. at the CFE Arena. Performers will be B.O.B and Icona Pop. The concert is free for students with a UCF ID. Non-UCF students can purchase tickets at the CFE Arena or through Ticketmaster.com.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 21

  • Skit Knight will begin at 9 p.m. in the CFE Arena. Student organizations will show their school spirit and compete to be the best at singing, dancing and acting. Change donations will be accepted by Knight-Thon, the student philanthropy dance marathon that benefits the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22

  • Comedy Knight with comedians Chris D’Elia and Ben Bailey at will start at 9 p.m. at the CFE Arena. Tickets are free for students with a UCF ID. Non-UCF students can purchase tickets at the CFE Arena or through Ticketmaster.com.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23

  • Royalty Voting Closes at 4 p.m.
  • Penny Wars will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Union patio. Student organizations will compete to collect the most money for Knight-Thon.
  • Rosen Movie Knight will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rosen Campus and will feature “22 Jump Street.”
  • The achievements of UCF alumni will be celebrated at the Black & Gold Gala at 6 p.m. at the CFE Arena. The evening will include an awards presentation, dinner, reception and silent auction to benefit the UCF Alumni Trust Scholarship Fund.
  • Black & Gold Knight, 6-8 p.m.,  for Knights in Lake and Sumter counties, Graffiti Junktion, 2400 S. Highway 27, Clermont, sponsored by Western Region Student Services.
  • Friday, Oct. 24

  • The Homecoming golf tournament will be held at the Champions Gate Golf Resort. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $125 and includes greens fees, range balls, cart, continental breakfast and awards luncheon. Corporate sponsorships are also available. Reservations can be made here.
  • Students who may need special accommodations for any of the events can contact [email protected] or call 407-823-6471.

    Additional details about Homecoming events are available through the Office of Student Involvement and the UCF Alumni Association.