10 Problems You've Had As A UCF Knight
Start writing a post
Student Life

10 Problems You've Had As A UCF Knight

Being a Knight comes with its challenges but we love being one anyways!

10 Problems You've Had As A UCF Knight
UCF Give Black and Gold Youtube

Ah, the University of Central Florida. You know it, you love it, but you have to admit-- there can be a lot of problems in the day-to-day life of a Knight. UCF is one of the greatest schools out there, in my (honest and definitely not biased) opinion, but it has its problems. No, let's not call them problems, let's call them... quirks. There are certain things every UCF student knows to be true about the "quirks" of our university, but nonetheless, we are each just as proud as the next person to be a Knight.

1. Parking... need I say more?

Parking on campus is an absolute nightmare. I'm sure it's not just a UCF problem, but it just seems to be the worst around here. You basically have to pull a move like the gif below to get a spot anywhere.

2. The jaywalking fine.

Ah, good ol' $62.50. Now, I haven't been charged with this fine, but I've definitely seen people caught in the act. "Yeah, mom, I have this crazy new lab fee that's $62.50. I know, it's insane, right?" Just wait for the light to change!

3. There is never anywhere to sit on campus... ever.

Whether you're visiting the library, the student union, Starbucks, or even class, finding somewhere to sit and work (or eat) is a challenge within itself. Petition to build more seating, please?

4. It takes SO LONG to walk across campus.

UCF or Jakku? Especially in the summer heat, this is the worst. It takes a solid 15 minutes at the pace of a man-in-a-hurry to get from one end of campus to another. 60,000 student problems, I guess.

5. The line at Chick-fil-a.

There is never a time when Chick-fil-a isn't crowded. I'm talking at least a 20-minute wait just to get to a cashier, but it's so worth it. "Jesus chicken", why do you have to be so yummy?

6. No wifi on Memory Mall.

I just want to enjoy the fresh air and do my homework, gosh dang it! Why doesn't the wifi reach the extra 10 yards from Starbucks to the grass?

7. Football season is way too short.

Sure, the Knights don't have the best record in the land when it comes to winning football games, but they sure are fun. If anything, we should have the best record for school spirit. Football season just isn't long enough for my taste.

8. Wednesdays at the Student Union.

Headphones in, head down, do not make eye contact. Wednesdays are the worst. (Especially during the election season. Don't even get me started.) No, I don't want popcorn, no, I don't have any change to donate, and yes, I do know our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Just let me get to class in peace!

9. The buildings are so. freaking. cold.

I get that it's hot outside, but do our classrooms really need to be -1000 degrees? I didn't sign up for Arctic Training 101, guys.

10. Getting run over by skateboarders/bikers/scooter-ers/etc.

Yeah, this has definitely happened to me more than once, and has probably happened to most of us Knights. Be careful out there.

All images from Giphy.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments