The University of Central Florida will welcome students’ families to campus this weekend for three days of activities, including sports, tailgating BBQs and other events.
Family Weekend begins Friday, Sept. 27. The previously scheduled college open houses will be postponed to a later date to accommodate the Knights’ noon kickoff against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bright House Networks Stadium on Saturday.
On Friday, UCF women’s soccer team will face their rivals, USF, at 6 p.m. at the UCF Soccer Complex. The volleyball team also will play USF on Friday with a match start of 8 p.m. at the Venue. UCF students are admitted free to both games with their student IDs, and adult tickets will be for sale for $5 for each game.
UCF Athletics also will distribute 2,000 early entry passes for Saturday’s football game to students with a valid ID who attend the soccer and volleyball games. The passes will serve as an early entry option for the game but will not guarantee admission.
The Recreation & Wellness Center will host a welcome party featuring food, music and other entertainment from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The event costs $25 per person.
Late Knights—the monthly late-night alcohol-alternative program—will start at 10 p.m. Friday in the Student Union. “Game Knight” will feature Jenga, Twister and other classic games, as well as music and other entertainment.
Student Development and Enrollment Services will host its annual family weekend breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The event is $20 per person.
The Student Government Association’s Family Weekend Tailgate will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Knights Plaza. The free event will include games, giveaways and live music.
Families visiting students who live in UCF Housing can participate in free housewarming parties in select communities.
The Rosen College of Hospitality Management will celebrate its 30th anniversary with family-oriented, New Orleans-inspired brunches on Sunday. Brunches will begin at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Theatre UCF’s production of The Underpants also will be showing throughout Family Weekend. The laugh-out loud play adapted by comedian Steve Martin focuses on the human spirit of curiosity and how a small bit of impropriety can cause the biggest scandal. It will play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the UCF Black Box Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for other guests.