Compete for prizes and learn about COS this weekend

Students, parents and football fans can listen to live music, help with projects aimed at conserving marine habitats and shoot free throws with Knights basketball players during College Open House activities before the UCF football home opener on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The goal of College Open Houses is to showcase the university’s academic programs to students and their families during Family Weekend. Nine UCF colleges will hold activities, starting as early as 10 a.m. and finishing as late as 3 p.m., before the Knights play their football home opener against Florida International University at 4 p.m.

UCF students can compete for prizes – including tickets to Universal Studios and the UCF-Missouri football game – by finishing several colleges’ activities in an Amazing Race-style contest. Prizes also include $50 textbook scholarships from the UCF Bookstore and a four-year Forever Knight membership from the UCF Alumni Association.

Family Weekend runs from Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Family Weekend events include Health Center tours, a program on understanding the UCF creed and students’ rules of conduct, a discussion about services available to students with disabilities, and a session about choosing the study-abroad programs.

The Student Government Association and UCF Athletics will present Friday Knight Lights, UCF’s annual football season kickoff party, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Bright House Networks Stadium. The event is open to all UCF students, alumni and fans.

Go green with the College of Sciences before the big game at UCF Open House 2012. COS will be potting mangrove seeds and making oyster mats. We will be providing all of the supplies and a special green bandana for students, families, faculty and staff to wear during the game.*

Join UCF Radio/Television students while they broadcast the news. Students, families, and members of the public are invited on an interactive, guided tour of the UCF broadcast facilities where students and volunteers will tape a sports and weather report.

*Bandanas will be given to volunteers while supplies last.

Please RSVP for the event here. RSVP is requested but not required.

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