It was another successful first week of the fall semester for several of the Office of Student Involvement’s (OSI) agencies in support of Pegasus Palooza. Throughout the first week of the new academic year, Knights of the Round Table, Campus Activities Board, Late Knights, Volunteer UCF and Knight-Thon, each offered programming opportunities to encourage new and returning students get involved on campus.
The week kicked off in the Student Union as OSI’s 600 clubs and organizations exhibited what they had to offer to 4,100 students for KORT’s Opening Knight. On the first day of classes, CAB welcomed 1,450 students into CFE Arena for Movie Knight, featuring Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, and kept the week going with Comedy Knight (Hannibal Buress and Hal Sparks; 3,149 students) and Concert Knight, showcasing YouTube sensation Karmin and UCF alumni Alex & Sierra (2,331).
Late Knights invited students on Friday night to the Red, White, UCF Knights All-American Block Party on the south patio of the union. More than 2,300 students enjoyed inflatable slides, made tie dye T-shirts, and participated in a watermelon eating contest.
OSI’s agencies continued to engage students throughout the weekend as VUCF’s Day of Service sent 121 student volunteers to Clean the World and Second Harvest on Saturday morning where they completed a combined 448 hours of community service. Second Harvest has provided over 300,000,000 meals since it’s opening in 1983. At Clean the World, UCF students helped provide soap and other hygiene products to over 5,000 people in need. This was done in just five hours of labor. To finish the day, students went to Lake Claire to enjoy some pizza and ice cream.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part in this fruitful event for giving Volunteer UCF a fantastic start to the year,” said Fahad Siddiqui, public relations director for VUCF.
Later that night, 125 students participated in Knight-Thon’s annual 5K run. CAB finished off a successful week for OSI with a VIP Pool Party at the leisure pool attended by 927 students.
For the week of Pegasus Palooza, OSI’s agencies offered multiple opportunities for students for involvement and engagement. For the eight events offered by five agencies, 14,634 students participated.