On the evening of July 16 at 9 p.m., Late Knights turned the Student Union into “Winter in July” to celebrate the best of winter and summer in one venue. Late Knights is a monthly student-run event at the UCF providing free food, fun, games and giveaways.

Approximately 1,300 students, faculty, staff, family members, and the Orlando community came together to participate in numerous activities offered at the event. In the union courtyard, attendees rode the snow board simulator and utilized the inflatable joust, bungee run and slide. Those in the mood for a refreshing drink were able to enjoy a free Smoothie King smoothie.

The entertainment continued inside the union atrium with Wii video games, arts and crafts, fun photos, and a Wet n’ Wild ticket raffle. The first 200 in the door received personalized license plates. Those who wanted to learn more about getting involved at UCF had the chance to talk with student organizations.

The action proceeded into Pegasus Ballroom with the Knightcast DJ, dancing, tropical bounce and slide inflatable, extreme obstacle course, and human bowling. All of this activity was expected to work up appetites, which is why food was catered from Wackadoos to serve about 700 people in the Key West ballroom at midnight. Numerous participants were able to take Late Knights home with them by obtaining a “I love UCF, No Matter the Season” T-shirt.

The next Late Knights’ event, ” Xtreme LK,” will be held at Memory Mall on August 27 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, e-mail:  ucflk@mail.ucf.edu.