UCF is this week hosting a series of interactive events to raise awareness about safety and well-being. Some of these topics are ones that the UCF community may deal with on campus and beyond.

With Spring Break fast approaching, Safe Knight Week, which runs March 6-10, is an opportunity to learn about self-care, violence prevention and emergency preparedness.

The week will kick off with the Safe Knight Week carnival, which will showcase the safety and wellness services at UCF and throughout the community. The carnival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Memory Mall.

Tuesday’s theme is violence prevention, and highlights include an It’s On Us walk that will leave from Ferrell Commons at noon and a self-defense class that will start at 6 p.m. at Global UCF.

Wednesday’s events will focus on physical and mental well-being, with HIV testing at the Recreation and Wellness Center and an evening healthy cooking competition. Thursday and Friday’s events will focus on alcohol and high-risk behaviors.

Safe Knight Week is sponsored by the following offices within the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services: Wellness and Health Promotion Services, Student Health Services, Student Care Services, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Government Association, Counseling and Psychological Services and Recreation and Wellness Center. Co-sponsors of this year’s Safe Knight Week are: the Department of Security and Emergency Management; UCF Police Department; Green Dot; and Environmental Health and Safety.