No, it’s not Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be greeted by a true gentleman at UCF.

Fabian Rene, Campus Activity Board, or CAB, marketing director, was one of a handful of CAB volunteers handing out free roses and an invitation to a concert this evening.

The concert, Symphony Under the Stars, is the one of UCF’s longest-lasting traditions, running annually for more than 25 years. It’s put on by UCF’s Symphony Orchestra. The event will be sponsored by the Campus Activity Board and UCF School of Performing Arts. Attendees will be entertained by selections such as “Mars” by Gustav Holst, and “The Star Wars Suite.”

Rene said his co-worker came up with the idea of handing out red roses to passerby. What better way to win a lady over?

“You can do a lot of things on campus to just make students enjoy their experience at UCF. At CAB, that’s our mission,” Rene said.

Classical music put on by Knights Of The Turntables accompanied CAB members tabling outside the Student Union. Rene said the event, usually hosted outside by the Reflecting Pond was moved inside the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union due to possible bad weather. The concert, which starts at 8 p.m. on Thursday, is free and open to the public.

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