The Sophomore and Second Year Center held a Summer Social on July 2 for Accelerated FTICs [students coming to UCF for the first time with 30 hours or more college credits] at Academic Village in the Hercules Programming Center.

The theme was “Get Smart, Get Connected.” A total of 56 students attended and met with academic advisors from SSYC as well as to staff members from the Student Academic Resource Center, Career Services and Study Abroad.

Students had the opportunity to learn about valuable academic resources and strategies for academic success. A student panel discussed their prospective as to what helped them be successful in the Summer B session and following semesters. The panel also included an active question and answer session, followed by a very interactive Jeopardy game played by the students attending this session.

Refreshments were served and students earned 1,000 LINK points for attending. Students were also awarded prizes by entering into a raffle at the beginning of the event.

Comments included: “I learned about Study Abroad opportunities for my major and how to attain tutoring services from SARC,” and “Great event! People were friendly and helpful,” and “I enjoyed the trivia game.”