Pegasus Palooza is the University of Central Florida's official Welcome Week, taking place during the first week of Fall classes, August 18th-August 26th! Pegasus Palooza is geared towards connecting students to the UCF community and instilling a sense of pride and in both new and returning students. During Pegasus Palooza, many of UCF's departments and agencies work together organize a week full of fun and educational events for students!
To kick off the week, the Palooza Carnival is held on Memory Mall the Friday of move-in weekend, August 18th. We welcome parents and families to attend the Carnival with their students after a successful day of moving into the residence halls. LINK Launch, the official start of the LINK program, is the following Saturday, August 19th. LINK Launch is held in the CFE Arena and has inflatables, music, henna tattoos, prizes, giveaways, and much more. Sunday, August 20th is The Knighting, the university's official welcome and call to academic excellence. The Knighting is mandatory for all new students so be your Knight is in attendance!
The week of Pegasus Palooza also includes Concert and Comedy Knight, where you can see performances from major artists, and Movie Knight where you can watch a blockbuster movie at the CFE Arena. The week ends with one of Pegasus Palooza's most popular events, Knight Rave, which is a big glow in the dark dance party headlined by one of Orlando's popular DJs from Power 95.3.
This year's Pegasus Palooza theme is Knight Wars, a play on Star Wars! We hope that your students come out and Join the Knight Side at 2017 Pegasus Palooza!