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On Campus – Fall 2017

From a solar eclipse and the first football game of the season to Spirit Splash, the Fall 2017 semester was full of big moments.
Knight Wars Pool Party
Aug. 19 – The fall semester kicked off with a Knight Wars-themed pool party as part of Pegasus Palooza.
Marching Knights Building Unveiling
Aug. 19 – President John C. Hitt cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Marching Knights’ new band practice building. Read more…
Marching Knights March to Victory
Aug. 31 – The Marching Knights performed the March to Victory before the first football game of the season. 
UCF Women Soccer Beat UNC
Aug. 25 – UCF women’s soccer achieved its biggest win yet with a 2-1 double overtime victory against the No. 4 University of North Carolina.
The Great American Solar Eclipse
Aug. 21 – The first day of classes was marked by a historic event — the “Great American Eclipse,” which was the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. To mark the occasion, nearly 2,000 members of the UCF community gathered around the Reflecting Pond and looked toward the sun — with the proper glasses, of course.
Aug. 31 – Head Football Coach Scott Frost congratulated the football team after their 61-17 win against Florida International University.
Sept. 15 – In the days before, during and after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, UCF opened Spectrum Stadium to nearly 1,000 National Guardsmen assisting with relief efforts across Florida.
Amazon Pick Up Locker
Sept. 28 – Student Austin Warren checked on his order at the new Amazon Campus Pickup Point location near the CFE Arena.
Canines Companions for Independence
Sept. 29 – Students involved in the Canine Companions for Independence program held a meetup for their pups at the Reflecting Pond.
Oct. 13 – Knightro tosses out rubber ducks to students and alumni gathered in the Reflecting Pond for Spirit Splash during this year’s Homecoming. Watch ESPN’s SportsCenter video about the annual tradition.
Oct. 13Michael Manglardi ’84, Carey Sobel ’09, Loretta Corey and Michael Corey were recognized for their outstanding service and philanthropy at the Shining Knights Alumni Awards. Read more…
Oct. 23 – Student Tyler Brooks rode a skateboard through the Nike and Hercules housing communities, located behind the Recreation and Wellness Center.