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Fall Festivities

UCF’s annual fall semester celebration, Pegasus Palooza, provides a warm welcome for students.

The start of the fall semester is an exciting time at any college campus, but with Pegasus Palooza it’s a weeklong celebration of all the great things to come at UCF. The annual event provides students with engagement opportunities that can help them excel academically, get involved on campus and meet new friends. The festival began with the Knighting — a welcoming ceremony for new students — and continued with a popsicle social, concert with music duo The Driver Era, events to learn about resources at UCF and more. Students also got a sneak peek of this year’s Homecoming Week celebration, which took place the week of October 22 and featured a mystery theme.

“These events are important because they serve as the first impression and first experience for our new Knights.”

Stefanie Campbell ’14 ’19MA, assistant director of programming for the Office of Student Involvement

Knights in the incoming first-year student class

Events, volunteering opportunities and academic engagement experiences for students

Campus partners collaborated for the weeklong celebration

Students take a selfie with Knightro while holding popsicles in front of Millican Hall.

Students take a selfie with Knightro during a popsicle social on the first day of Fall 2023.

Cheerleaders hold letters spelling out "Knights" while on stage.

UCF’s cheer team performs during the Knighting, UCF’s welcome ceremony for new Knights.

A man playing a guitar on stage

The Driver Era’s Ross Lynch performs on stage during Concert Knight at the Addition Financial Arena.