The MASS Extravaganza, hosted by Multicultural Academic & Support Services and the Multicultural Student Center, offered new and returning UCF students the opportunity to meet and greet representatives from several UCF departments, student organizations and local and national businesses.

The event welcomed and introduced multicultural and first-generation students to various services that are offered at the university. Not only did students get to discuss campus involvement opportunities but they met with representatives from Lockheed Martin, UCF Federal Credit Union, Disney internships and programs, Target, Save A-lot, Kohl’s, Oviedo Injury and Wellness Center, Kraft Foods/Nabisco, INROADS and Chase Bank.

More than 500 attendees received free food provided by on-campus Dominos and free massages, and they were entertained by Shanequa Bernard, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Disciples of Christ Step Team, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

“It was an amazing experience to volunteer at the Mass Extravaganza of 2012. Looking around, seeing all sorts of people and the huge variety of organizations this university provides was truly phenomenal,” said Kenecia Jefferson, a forensic science major. “I see smiles on everyone’s face and I had the privilege of capturing every moment. Through my volunteering experience at this function, my multitasking skills have greatly improved. I also was able to practice teamwork, which was the foundation to this event’s success. The constant communication among all the volunteers was very effective and made working more enjoyable. The best part was taking pictures of ‘Kodak’ moments that I, myself, will never forget.”

Multicultural Academic & Support Services is an office in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.