In preparation for the season opener against Florida A&M., UCF has announced that all classes and campus offices will close Thursday at 2 p.m. and the John C. Hitt Library will follow suit at 5 p.m. 

According to the press release, students can expect normal campus operations to resume on Friday at 6 a.m.

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The move to close early comes as the university prepares itself for the 17 ranked Knights to take on the Florida A&M Rattlers on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Here’s a timeline to the game-day festivities:

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  • Classes and campus offices close at 2:00 p.m.
  • The IOA Plaza and tailgate lots open at 3:30 p.m.
  • Knight Walk at the IOA Plaza begins at 5:15 p.m. — Knight Walk is an opportunity for fans to greet coaches and players as they arrive at Plaza and walk toward the stadium.
  • Smash Mouth takes the stage at 5:30 p.m.
  • All Spectrum Stadium gates open at 6:00 p.m.
  • March to Victory begins at 6:00 p.m. — fans march alongside Knightro, Knugget, Marching Knights, and the spirit team as they make their way into Spectrum Stadium. 
  • Pre-Game show begins at 7:17 p.m.
  • Kickoff is expected at 7:34 p.m.

Don’t forget! The fan color of the season opener game is gray. 

Here’s the UCFfanswear schedule:

Photo courtesy of #UCFansWear.