PHOTOS: Pegasus Palooza 2018

From the Knighting to a Metro Boomin concert, students took part in every type of event during UCF's biggest welcome celebration – Pegasus Palooza. The week-long tradition helps students get excited for the new semester while bonding with their fellow Knights. (Words by Nicole Dudenhoefer '17)     (12 photos total)

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    1First-time-in-college and transfer students attended the Knighting at CFE Arena for a convocation ceremony, which welcomed Knights with a preview for their coming years at UCF, insider tips for attending the university, spirit team performances and more. (Photo by Austin Warren)

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    2After the Knighting, students gathered on Memory Mall to form the letters "UCF" for an aerial photo. (Photo by Austin Warren)

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    3The aerial photo is an annual tradition that helps students show off their Knight pride and build a sense of community amongst their classmates. (Photo courtesy of Twitter: @4EVERKnightsUCF)

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    4Some of the tasty offering included empanadas from Colombia, macaroons from France and jerk chicken from Jamaica. (Photo by Nick Leyva '15)

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    5During the Taste of UCF event, students were able to share a variety of cultural dishes and entertainment that reflects the diverse people on campus. (Photo by Katie Arcic)

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    6Knights of the Turntable provided music while Polynesian dancers entertained the crowd. (Photo by Nick Leyva '15)

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    7Even Knightro stopped by for a bite. (Photo by Nick Leyva '15)

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    8This year's concert night featured a performance from producer, songwriter and DJ Metro Boomin. (Photo by Austin Warren)

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    9"Richard Flair Drip," "Bad and Boujee," and "X" were among some of the hits Metro Boomin played.

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    10Thousands of Knights packed the CFE Arena for the musical event. (Photo by Austin Warren)

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    11Students swarmed around Knightro to grab some selfies during the concert. (Photo by Austin Warren)

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    12And of course no party would be complete without a dance battle with UCF's No.1 Knight. (Photo by Austin Warren)