The fourth annual “Pre-Tailgate Rally” welcomed students to the fall semester and provided a festive setting for students to interact with staff from 15 UCF support offices. Students had the opportunity to discuss programs and services with campus representatives and learn ways to stay connected and be involved at UCF. A total of 149 students participated in the 2011 Pre-Tailgate Rally, representing an 8 percent increase from last year’s event. 

The Pre-Tailgate Rally was themed to get students excited for the start of the football season and build campus spirit with the playing of the UCF fight song and having a special appearance from Knightro. The students enjoyed interactive games, refreshments, many prizes, plus 1,000 LINK points for freshmen students.

One student commented, “This was a very fun event – and I learned about a lot of programs that I wasn’t aware of – thanks for having this program.”

The event was held on September 1 at the Tower III residence hall lobby and was hosted by the Sophomore and Second Year Center, in collaboration with Burnett Honors College and Housing and Residence Life.

SSYC is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.