With exclusive access to many of the campus’ prime tailgating spaces, UCF students and alumni can reserve their spaces on Memory Mall starting Monday morning.

Registration for tailgating spaces for the Knights’ home opener will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Tailgating activities for the UCF-FIU game on Sept. 3 will begin at 1 p.m., and the game will kick off at 6 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Students and alumni can select their tailgating spaces for free by clicking on the registration buttons at ucfsga.com/knightsonthemall.

For the first time, Memory Mall also will be the home of several food trucks on game days, as well as live bands in the Student Government Association tailgating area and giveaways for students each game. At each game, a Tailgater of the Week will win a UCF-themed tent and other gear already set up in a guaranteed reserved space at the following game.

Student spaces will be in the two sections closest to the Student Union. Alumni spaces will be closest to the CFE Arena. Reservations for each game will be taken separately.

The Student Government Association and the university have worked together, with support from the UCF Alumni Association and UCF Athletics, to develop the new tailgating experience.

Below are a handful of key questions and answers about the changes:

Why was the change made?

Students and alumni no longer will have to arrive several hours before tailgating begins to land a coveted spot on Memory Mall. Fans can check in starting one hour before tailgating activities begin, or they can wait until as late as three hours before kickoff to arrive.

Can students and alumni sign up for specific spaces?

Yes. They can select a space from the map on the registration website.

Does everyone in my group need to be a student or alumnus/alumna?

No. Only one person must be a student or alumnus/alumna to make a reservation. UCF will verify student/alumni status for all who make reservations. The person who makes the reservation must be the one to check in for the group on game day.

What does my reservation include?

It guarantees a designated tailgating spot on game day. Fans must provide their own tents and other tailgating gear. Student reservations include a complimentary parking pass for Garage H provided by the Student Government Association.

Will I be able to register for a space on game day?

Unreserved spaces (if any) will be available to students and alumni starting at check-in time – noon for the FIU game. Those interested should go to the student check-in table.

Where can fans who do not have reservations tailgate?

They can set up their tents anywhere on campus except for Memory Mall. All fans are still welcome to enjoy the food trucks and live entertainment on Memory Mall.

Where can I go for more information?

Visit the Knights on the Mall website for a more detailed list of frequently asked questions. Follow Knights on the Mall on Twitter or Facebook.