It was an unseasonable cool afternoon at the 3rd Annual Pre-Spring Break Fiesta held on March 3 in front of the UCF Arena. The event, hosted by the Sophomore & Second Year Center (SSYC), focused to enhance student awareness of the many campus support offices and programs, and to prepare students for the upcoming “multi-term registration” activities. Students had the opportunity to ask questions of staff members representing 19 campus support offices, receive information about their programs and services, and learn about ways to stay connected with UCF. This year’s program included safety issues in preparation for and during Spring Break week, in addition to an exciting K-9 Unit demonstration from UCF Police.
The fiesta theme added to the event’s atmosphere along with music provided by 102 Jamz FM radio station, pizza and refreshments, and numerous gift card prizes. In addition, 102 Jamz donated a refrigerator, T-shirts and other giveaways to the raffle. Students were required to meet with at least nine campus representatives and get their card “stamped” from individual campus resource offices to be eligible for a prize and receive 2,000 LINK Loot points for attending freshmen. The LINK Loot earned can be used to bid on free prizes at an auction at the end of the semester.
Pre-Spring Break Fiesta was coordinated by the SSYC in collaboration with UCF Police/Community Relations, UCF Recycling (UCF Facilities Operations), Sustainability Alliances, and the UCF Arena. SSYC is an office in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.