UCF’s move-in day is …well…a lot of work. Be prepared for many trips to the car and possibly one or two to the store for the inevitable forgotten/overlooked item (ours was not enough Command hooks last year). The heat does not help, but a hand truck does. I will not get into the emotional goodbyes at the end of the day, but I will say that large sunglasses to cover my watery, red eyes were my savior.
M.I.D. August 17th
The big Day this year begins on Friday, August 17th – Sunday, August 19th (9 am to 4 pm) and continues through Sunday. On Saturday, there is usually a pool party and barbeque mid-afternoon. It’s a great way for students to begin to meet and make new friends.
Early M.I. is an option for students participating in programs such as Sorority Recruitment (RUSH), Marching Band, LEAD Scholars Retreat, Theatre Auditions, Knight Camp, Orientation, training or work. To participate, you must fill out an Early Request on the Housing Portal. The rate for early move-in is assessed based on room type and ranges from approximately $24-$37 per night. Early move-in will be billed to your student account after check-in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an early move in which is August 12th, 2018.
One of the best parts of this day is the volunteers. If students become Move-in volunteers, they don’t have to pay for the early move-in. There is an application to be a Move-in volunteer and the responsibilities include unloading cars, moving items, giving directions, providing refreshments and other related tasks, and providing information about getting involved on campus. Volunteer move in forms opened 5/7/18 and will close 8/1/18. The benefits include early move-in and meeting new people on campus. Resident volunteers will need to arrive on August 17, 2017, by 12 noon, in time for a mandatory training.
UCF’s New Student Convocation, called The Knighting, will be held on Sunday, August 19th at the CFE Arena from 3 to 4 p.m. And, every fall as a part of their welcome week, they have Pegasus Palooza, a weeklong event full of social, academic and service activities.