The University of Central Florida (UCF) is located in Orlando, Florida and is the second largest university in the United States by enrollment. The University opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University with the purpose of providing trained personnel to support the Kennedy Space Center, but was renamed to the University of Central Florida in 1978. The University has a unique layout: it is designed as a series of concentric circles, with the goal of being pedestrian friendly.
An interesting homecoming tradition at UCF is the Spirit Splash. Traditionally, it is the only time during the year that students are allowed into the Reflection Pond. Having been named one of the best homecoming traditions in the nation, it is reserved for a pep rally the Friday before the Homecoming game at the Reflection Pond, where students descend into the pond to demonstrate their school spirit.
One of the newest traditions on the UCF campus pertains to the Pegasus seal in the center of the main floor of the Student Union. From their first day on campus for orientation, new students are told to never walk on the Pegasus. The tradition is then told that those who step on the seal will never graduate from UCF. The seal is usually roped off with heavy black velvet ropes, but if a time occurs when the ropes are not in place, students can be seen carefully avoiding the seal. In 2005, Florida Leader magazine named this tradition the best college superstition in Florida.
The University of Central Florida Features a large variety of intercollegiate athletic teams who are collectively known as the “UCF Knights”, who compete in the NCAA Conference USA. On July 1, 2013, UCF joined the American Athletic Conference as an all sports member. Numerous national and conference titles have been won by the Knights.
As an international university having a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to the University of Central Florida. Depending on the location of the storage facility a 5’X5′ storage unit can be found in the range of $34 to $49. It should be relatively easy to find storage units close to 32816. Students can find gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit.
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