Students residing in the Academic Villages (Nike & Hercules) were invited to the Summer Connections event. The primary focus of the outreach program was to enhance students’ awareness of several services and programs offered by UCF, and to prepare them for the upcoming fall term. The event provided a fun setting for students and the opportunity to discuss programs and services.

Each department gave a brief presentation on the services and programs offered. During the Career Services presentation, students were asked to complete an informal interest assessment to help guide their thinking about possible majors. Adding to the festivities and to facilitate student learning, an interactive game was conducted where students answered questions pertaining to each participating office.

Six student contestants received gift cards donated by Target and Best Buy. Handouts, refreshments and other donated gifts were provided to the 35 students in attendance. The event was a collaboration of the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services offices’ Sophomore & Second Year Center, Multicultural Academic and Support Services, and Career Services.