Every year around the end of October or beginning of November UCF has their Homecoming. Within all the activities, Spirit Splash is always the most memorable. Spirit Splash is the pep rally on the Friday before the big game. Students, alumni, prospective students, family and friends all meet at the reflecting pond. The rushing of the pond usually starts at 12:45 p.m. The pond is filled with people as the band, cheerleaders, dancers, football players and Knightro get the crowd excited.
Editors Note: In the early early years of Florida Technological University, the pond was sometimes drained for seating at graduations. Perhaps the most famous event was on June 8, 1973, when Richard Nixon spoke at the graduation. My husband and I attended the graduation as guests of a family friend who was graduating. The stage was set up outside the Administration building facing the building that house the WFTU radio station and library. Students were seated in the drained pond facing the stage. READ MORE about that event and see photos.
VISIT The History of the Reflecting Pond with link to the speech President Nixon gave at the graduation.