Late Knights collaborated with Knight 4 Gaming, UCF Computer Store, GameStop, Intel and Hewlett Packard (HP) for its “Knight Glo” event on November 19 in the Student Union. With all of these vendors present, approximately 1,200 students came out with their friends to have fun before the Thanksgiving holiday and start of finals. Late Knights is a monthly student-run event at the UCF providing free admission, food, fun and giveaways.
The first 200 attendees received personalized airbrush T-shirts. However, everyone had a chance to receive free items throughout the night, such as “Knight-Glo” T-shirts, glow-sticks, glow-cups and many other prizes from the vendors. Attendees enjoyed free smoothies from Smoothie King and food at midnight from Wackadoos.
As for entertainment, attendees played Hard Knocks laser tag, raced one another on the obstacle course and other inflatables, and participated in activities such as fun photos, arts and crafts. Upstairs, HP had a backlight DJ battle where students received 3-D glasses and glowing white shirts while they danced to the battling DJs playing techno music. The students interested in gaming were directed to Pegasus Ballroom to take part in the Knights 4 Gaming activities. Here they experienced the new Xbox 360 Kinect, played popular video games, and participated in the iPad or Halo: Reach tournaments. Like all Late Knights events, students had the opportunity to learn how to get involved on campus because various student organizations were present.
Late Knights is an agency in the Office of Student Involvement in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. The next Late Knights “Decades” will be held on January 28, 2011 from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m. in the Student Union.