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  • Guide to University Resources

    Are you just starting grad school? A grad student in mid-semester? About to graduate and hit the job market? Here is a comprehensive guide of resources to help you get answers to all your questions. Learn how to get your UCF ID and UCF card, how to apply for financial aid, where to get books, how to get health care on campus, and more. UCF has a wide range of services available to graduate students, so be sure to take advantage!


  •  Academic and Career

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    •    Academic Calendar

      • The official university Academic Calendar is published by the Registrar’s Office. Consult the Academic Calendar for important dates such as fee payment due dates, late registration dates, exam schedules, university holidays and special events. The calendar is available online at www.registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/calendar/academic/.
    •    Academic Services

      • This office is responsible for administering state of Florida and university academic policies pertaining to academic record changes, curriculum file management, the degree audit program, and university-wide undergraduate academic policies and graduation requirements. The primary goals of the office are to apply these policies fairly, promptly and evenly according to established guidelines, to provide a prompt response to requests from students, faculty, and staff and to maintain accurate and effective records for advisement and graduation certification. For more information visit www.academicservices.ucf.edu/.
    •    Career Services

      • UCF Career Services contributes to the university's goal of offering high quality undergraduate and graduate education and student development by providing centralized, comprehensive and coordinated career development, experiential learning and employer relations programs. These integrated programs help students effectively plan careers; integrate their academic studies to work and to the community; develop personal, academic and work competencies, make effective career and related academic decisions; acquire career-related experience; gain professional employment; and plan for graduate or professional school. For more information visit http://www.career.ucf.edu/.
    •    Center for Distributed Learning

      • The Center for Distributed Learning provides support in the delivery of a number of online credit courses and select degree and certificate programs through Online@UCF. Complete listings of all fully and partially web-based classes are available at learn.ucf.edu.
    •    Computer Facilities / Labs

      • Students and faculty have access to PC computer labs in Computer Center II (CCII), Classroom Building I (CL1-101), Education (EDU), and the Business Building (BA). UNIX workstations are available in Computer Center II (CCII). Macintosh labs are available in CCII and EDU. A full-service computer store is located in the Student Union, which provides the UCF community a source for quality computer products and services at competitive prices. For more information visit the CS&T website.
    •    Continuing Education

      • The Division of Continuing Education (CE) serves as the one-stop resource to promote the delivery of training, educational and professional development programs to UCF students, professionals and private citizens in the Central Florida area. CE offers a multitude of training topics in the areas of information technology, financial planning, leadership, management/ supervision, human resource development and many others. CE is the UCF resource for Test Preparation in the areas of SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT. For course information, please visit the CE website at www.ce.ucf.edu or www.testprep.ucf.edu .
    •    Continuing Education with Off-Campus Credit Programs

      • This unit of the Division of Continuing Education provides support for UCF's colleges and academic departments that schedule courses and degree programs off campus at various area businesses and governmental agencies. Registration may be conducted on-site or via the web for convenience of the participants. Registration for off-campus or open enrollment courses does not constitute admission to the university. Students interested in applying for such courses as credit toward graduate certificate or degree programs must complete application for admission to the university as a nondegree (postbaccalaureate) or regular, degree-seeking student. These applications are available online at https://application.graduate.ucf.edu/.
    •    English Language Institute

      • The English Language Institute provides high quality English language programs for international students and professionals. It offers services that enhance research and instruction in language learning, and coordinate cultural programs that contribute to multicultural awareness and global education. For more information visit www.international.ucf.edu/english-language-institute/.
    •    Executive Development Center

      • The University of Central Florida College of Business Administration is proud to serve as a partner in executive education to the local, state, national, and international business communities. The Executive Development Center helps professionals from all industries become more dynamic leaders, more effective managers, and more valuable team members. The Center serves as a valuable resource in executive training and development by offering programs that address critical issues for managers and business leaders. Learn more about these programs at http://edc.research.ucf.edu/.
    •    Experiential Learning

      • The Office of Experiential Learning, in Undergraduate Studies, instructs and promotes applied learning, facilitates the development of quality experiential learning courses through coordination with and training for faculty campus-wide, and collaborates with employers and community partners locally, nationally and internationally to help them access talented students and assist in the educational process. For more information visit www.explearning.ucf.edu/.
    •    Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

      • The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning offers a variety of services, such as one-on-one consultations, classroom observations, videotaping instruction, and the coordination of Teaching Excellence awards. The Faculty Center hosts faculty development conferences and workshops on teaching-related issues; supports and sponsors learning communities and mentoring faculty in teaching, learning and research-related endeavors; and provides orientations for new faculty and graduate teaching assistants. The Faculty Center also offers a Preparing Future Faculty Program (a noncredit, free course) and a more intensive orientation to support these first-time teachers. For more information, visit www.fctl.ucf.edu.
    •    Preparing Future Faculty Program

      • The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning invites new Graduate Teaching Assistants to enroll in their voluntary Preparing Future Faculty Program, a 12-week, noncredit course. Students receive group and individualized instruction by Faculty Center staff and experienced UCF professors, as well as textbooks and materials. For more information visit www.fctl.ucf.edu or GTA.
    •    Graduate Student Center

      • The Graduate Student Center provides a space for graduate students to gather for professional development, workshops, rehearsal of presentations, final defenses of their thesis or dissertation research, guest lectures and colloquia series, study, and collaborate. Located in Suite 146 Colbourn Hall, the Graduate Student Center contains four main areas: multipurpose study and collaboration area, presentation room, conference room, and study and data analysis rooms. To learn more, visit www.graduate.ucf.edu/gradcenter.
    •    International Services - UCF Global

      • The mission of UCF Global is to serve as a source of information, advocacy, and support to prospective, new, and current international students and scholars at the University of Central Florida. UCF Global provides students and scholars with immigration advising and assistance in adjusting to new academic and cultural environments. For more information visit http://global.ucf.edu/.
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    •    Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS)

      • The mission of Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) is to maximize student success by assisting Multicultural and First-Generation College Students in their transition to UCF and by connecting with the University community and our partners to promote and facilitate academic support services and programs. For more information visit www.mass.sdes.ucf.edu.
    •    myUCF

      • Students will use myUCF for just about everything in their academic career from registering for classes to obtaining grades. Students can access their degree audit report, financial status, file an intent to graduate, apply for travel support, review fee invoices, make address changes and other personal information.

        The Web Enrollment Guide provides information on what myUCF is, how to access and how to receive assistance.

    •    Office of Instructional Resources (OIR)

      • The mission of the Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) is to further the academic, research, and administrative goals of the University of Central Florida and its faculty through the design, application, and support of multimedia resources and services. For more information, visit www.oir.ucf.edu.
    •    Regional Campuses

      • UCF offers a number of programs through UCF Regional Campuses in your neighborhood. Admissions, registration, financial assistance and advising professionals are located at the following full-service campuses: UCF at Cocoa, UCF at Daytona Beach, and UCF at South Lake.  In addition, advising services are provided through UCF at Sanford/Lake Mary and UCF at Palm Bay. For current information UCF Regional Campus locations, programs or class schedules, visit www.regionalcampuses.ucf.edu.
    •    Registrar's Office

      • The Registrar's Office provides timely and accurate enrollment information and access for students, colleges and departments, effectively meets student administrative needs, ensures complete records management from registration through graduation and archived data stores. The office maintains the integrity of student permanent academic records and coordinates and enforces University policies and procedures campus-wide through cooperation, communication, and leadership. For more information, visit registrar.ucf.edu/.
    •    Rosen College of Hospitality Management Student Life

      • Rosen College of Hospitality Management Student Life office provides student services at the area campuses including graduate advising, student financial assistance, co-op planning and placement, career services, student club and organization support, student counseling, student disability services, off-campus student housing information, student activities programming guidance and support, and UCF Golden Rule interpretation. For more information visit hospitality.ucf.edu/rosen-life/.
    •    Student Accessibility Services

      • Student Accessibility Services ensures that students with disabilities have an equal access to participate in and benefit from educational opportunities within the UCF Community. Integral to the mission is collaborating with faculty, colleges and departments in providing academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. To receive disability services, students must provide appropriate disability documentation and attend an orientation and registration meeting with a SAS staff member. A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)/Text Telephone (TTY) is available for hearing-impaired or speech-impaired persons with TDDs/TTYs to contact the university. Call (407) 823-2116, for TDD/TTY phone calls only.  For more information visit http://sas.sdes.ucf.edu/.
    •    UCF Bookstore

      • The UCF Bookstore is operated under a contractual agreement with Barnes and Noble. The Bookstore is located in the John T. Washington Center and is open to the public. In addition to textbooks and school supplies, this facility offers a complete line of UCF insignia clothing and gift items, as well as a full service Starbucks cafe. Students can also reserve and order textbooks from the UCF Bookstore online at ucf.bncollege.com.
    •    UCF Card

      • The UCF Card has many important uses on campus—functioning as a student’s photo ID or a prepaid debit card on campus. Students can load money onto the card using Knight Cash to make purchases on campus. Students can also use their card for free entry to the Recreation and Wellness Center on campus, UCF home sporting events, concerts and other events. To get your UCF Card, bring a current driver’s license or your old UCF Card to the John T. Washington Center, Room 104, across from the UCF Bookstore. Check the UCF Card Office website for hours of operation and additional details about services available with the UCF Card at www.ucfcard.ucf.edu.
    •    University Libraries

      • University Libraries offers a variety of information resources and services. An extensive resource collection includes 2.5 million volumes, 43,000 journal subscriptions, 3.2 million microforms and 56,000 media titles. The Libraries’ electronic resources include 366 databases and 710,000 e-books. Learn more about the University Library at library.ucf.edu.

        Library Services

    •    University Ombuds Office

      • The Ombuds Office is an informal, impartial, independent and confidential resource for all members of the university community. The Office provides assistance and advice regarding concerns related to the University such as academic, financial, housing, consumer, work-related, or personal concerns. The University Ombuds Officer is a neutral facilitator and will listen to concerns, help individuals explore options, offer suggestions and advice, and assist in the resolution of the concern. For more information visit www.ombuds.ucf.edu.
    •    University Writing Center

      • The University Writing Center (UWC) offers support for graduate students seeking assistance with writing. Peer consultants in the UWC take a semester-long course to learn to tutor writing, then participate in weekly ongoing training and professional development in order to assist students with writing from a variety of disciplines and genres, including term papers, conference proposals, annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, grant proposals, resumes, and application essays. Consultants provide feedback and assistance at every stage of the writing process, including gathering and interpreting sources, drafting, revising, integrating and citing sources, and learning to proofread and edit. At the UWC website students can find helpful advice on documentation styles, grammar, and writing personal statements. For more information visit www.uwc.cah.ucf.edu.
    •    Venture Lab

      • This is the place for technology entrepreneurs to transform innovative ideas and intellectual property into business plans with high growth potential. Services are offered to graduate students so that gain the business skills needed to commercialize research or launch a technology firm. Available services are business coaching and mentoring, doing a market assessment of your idea, developing a business plan, pitching a business plan, and identifying funding sources.  For more information visit www.venturelab.ucf.edu.
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  •  Financial

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    •    Cashier’s Office

      • The Cashier’s Office is responsible for the collection of all student payments that are due to the university. Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full on or before the published deadline (deadlines available on the Academic Calendar). Credit card payment may be made online through myUCF E-Pay (my.ucf.edu), or at any Cashier’s Office. For Fee Payment Policies, refer to the Student Accounts Information in the current Web Enrollment Guide: www.registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/weg/student_accounts_information/deferments. To contact the Cashier’s Office, visit www.fa.ucf.edu.
    •    Office of Student Financial Assistance

      • The mission of the Office of Student Financial Assistance is to provide UCF students and the University Community comprehensive quality service by offering options for financial assistance and efficient delivery of aid. Financial aid counseling is available by appointment. Due to confidentiality, counseling by phone and email is limited. Student Financial Assistance, a unit of Student, Development and Enrollment Services, is dedicated to the attainment of UCF’s mission and goals. For more detailed information, visit the website at: finaid.ucf.edu.
    •    Student Accounts Office

      • The Student Accounts Office in Millican Hall 107 is responsible for calculating your fee invoice, applying credits and making adjustments to your account, issuing refunds for credit balances, assessing late registration fees and late payment fees, and sending account statements to students who have a balance for tuition or other debts with the university. Students should report any irregularities on their UCF student account to the Student Accounts Office. For more information visit www.studentaccounts.ucf.edu/.
    •    Veteran Services

      • Veteran Services, located in the Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC), serves all veteran students and eligible dependents who are using VA educational benefits to further their education. The office provides information concerning entitlements, filing claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), certifying enrollment at the University, and deferring tuition and fee payments. The office also provides related counseling for personal and academic concerns and referral to various community agencies. Veterans and eligible dependents must be certified through Veteran Services each term to receive VA educational benefits. The office monitors the academic progress of all those receiving VA educational benefits. All veterans and eligible dependents are encouraged to consult Veteran Services early in the UCF admissions process. For more information visit www.va.ucf.edu.

  •  Health, Legal, and Safety

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    •    Counseling and Psychological Services

      • The University of Central Florida Counseling Center is the only free-of-charge campus agency designated to provide comprehensive psychological services to university enrolled students. It offers crisis intervention, career assessment and counseling, presentation services, professional consultation, and graduate training. The staff is comprised of licensed (or licensed eligible) psychologists, mental health counselors, and graduate interns who provide both a confidential atmosphere and a safe environment in which students may explore and resolve issues of concern. For information on Counseling Center hours and services, visit https://caps.sdes.ucf.edu/.
         
    •    Office of Integrity and Ethical Development

      • The Office of Integrity and Ethical Development (IED) specializes in the promotion of individual responsibility and personal development. Programs are designed to develop awareness toward integrity, ethical decision-making, conflict resolution, and supportive communication. Services include mediation, coaching sessions, and outreach workshops. These services are designed to provide students with the college life skills necessary for academic and personal success at UCF. For more information, visit ied.sdes.ucf.edu/.
    •    Office of Student Conduct

      • The Office of Student Conduct addresses alleged violations of the Rules of Conduct contained within the student handbook, The Golden Rule. This office is also responsible for advising students of their rights during the Student Conduct Review Process, discipline certification, and student eligibility checks. The Office of Student Conduct annually publishes the student handbook, The Golden Rule, which contains more detailed information on student life. Copies may be obtained in FC 154, or may be viewed on the web at: www.goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu.
    •    Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

      • The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) promotes a campus climate of integrity, civility, accountability and student well-being by providing a wide array of resources, education, and support services for the university community. OSRR is dedicated to fostering a campus environment of student success that balances student rights and responsibilities. Our office also oversees the Golden Rule Student Handbook, a compilation of various university policies and procedures and upholds and supports the values of the UCF Creed: integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. For more information visit www.osrr.sdes.ucf.edu.
    •    Student Escort and Patrol Service

      • Available free to the university community, the Student Escort and Patrol Service (SEPS) provides proactive police services to the campus community by means of foot patrols, and marked vehicle patrols. The Patrol Division additionally contains specialized patrol units such as K-9, marked motorcycle units, bicycle patrol units and all-terrain vehicles to meet the unique needs of an expanding urban university. These patrols are employed and trained by the UCF Police Department and carry radios that are in direct communication with police dispatchers. For your personal safety, you are encouraged to make use of this escort service seven days a week, 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Special longer hours may apply during finals) If the SEPS are off duty, a police officer can be dispatched for you. For more information visit police.ucf.edu/safe-escort-patrol-services.
    •    Student Legal Services

      • The office of Student Legal Services provides enrolled students at UCF with legal counseling and court representation in various areas of the law. The staff attorneys interview each client individually to advise in the areas of law that concern the student. Cases which are not covered by the program guidelines are referred to appropriate agencies or private attorneys through a lawyer referral service. The operation of the program is subject at all times to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Supreme Court of Florida and the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. The program is approved by the Florida Bar and is staffed by licensed attorneys. For more information visit www.stulegal.sdes.ucf.edu.
    •    UCF Public Safety and Police Department

      • The UCF Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency which prides itself on providing professional services to the university community through prevention, education and enforcement. The University Police officers provide police services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to the university community. The Student Escort Patrol Service (SEPS) is an evening escort service for all individuals on campus. The Victim Services Unit helps victims with emotional support and practical assistance, informational and referrals, and also provides educational services. Please note:  Parking Services has the responsibility of maintaining all parking facilities on the UCF campus, selling parking decals, and enforcing parking regulations. For more information visit police.ucf.edu.

        For the UCF Police Department Annual Report and Safety Guide, click here.

    •    UCF Health Services

      • The mission of UCF Health Services is to provide excellent healthcare that delivers value and promotes lifelong well-being to the UCF community. Our staff includes sports medicine physicians,  psychiatrists, gynecologists, primary care physicians,  physician assistants,  advanced registered nurse practitioners, a dietician, pharmacy staff, nursing staff, laboratory staff, and radiography staff. We provide low-cost health services to the UCF community and are funded, in part, by the student health fee. We are committed to providing the UCF community with quality healthcare, and as such maintain accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. For more information visit http://shs.sdes.ucf.edu/

         
    •    Victim Services

      • The Office of Victim Services provides confidential information, advocacy and support for students who are victims of crime. For more information visit their website at victimservices.ucf.edu or call 407-823-2425.

  • Home and Transportation

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    •    Creative School for Children

      • The Creative School for Children (Educational Research Center for Child Development) provides an educational program, including kindergarten-first grade, for children two through five years old. The daily program is planned and conducted by degreed teachers, offering a wide variety of experiences in art, music, language, science, math, social studies, and more. Opportunities for educational training and research are available to university faculty and graduate students. The school enrolls children of university students, faculty, and staff. For more information visit www.csc.sdes.ucf.edu.
    •    Student Rights to Privacy (FERPA)

      • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, or FERPA, is the federal law that protects student records, privacy review and disclosure rights. The law guarantees these rights for current and former UCF students. Educational records are considered confidential. Under most circumstances, records will not be released without a student’s written consent. However, directory information may be released to third parties without the student’s consent, unless the student files a written request to restrict directory information access. The definition of directory information may be found at the Registrar’s website at registrar.ucf.edu/ferpa.

    •    Housing and Residence Life

      • Regularly enrolled single students paying registration fees for a minimum of nine semester hours may apply for on-campus University-owned residence, consisting of residence halls and apartment-style units. Priority in the residence halls is given to incoming freshmen who occupy approximately 72 percent of the university's housing capacity, and current residents, who occupy most of the university's remaining spaces. Upper-level single students are given priority for assignment to the university's on-campus apartment-style residential facilities on a space-available basis. For more information visit www.housing.ucf.edu.
    •    Off Campus Student Services

    •    Parking

      • The Parking and Transportation mission is to facilitate and promote alternative transportation options and provide safe, well-maintained parking facilities while ensuring equitable parking for the UCF community.

        Everyone who parks on the UCF main campus must display a valid parking permit. Student parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a parking space is not guaranteed. Daily permit holders may not park overnight. Students and staff may park in unreserved faculty spaces after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, unless otherwise posted. The 24-hour reserved spots are reserved at all times. Service spaces are not open to student parking at any time.


        Weekends (from 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning) students and staff may park in unreserved spaces within faculty lots. Parking Services also offers assistance to motorists, such as battery jump-starts and unlocking car doors. For more information visit www.parking.ucf.edu.

    •    Transit Services

      • Through joint efforts of UCF and LYNX, UCF students, faculty, and staff have a number of transit options. Three bus routes serve UCF from Oviedo, Downtown Orlando, and Valencia Community College East campus. Through the use of these routes, commuters can connect to most anywhere in Greater Orlando. Bus routes and schedules may be obtained at the Millican Hall Information kiosk or by calling LYNX at (407) 841-8240.  For more information visit parking.ucf.edu/knightlynx/.

        The Student Transportation Shuttle Service provides intracampus transit for student resident communities, as well as throughout the Research Park area. This service consists of fixed routes operating on 15-minute intervals. All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to ride the shuttle at no per-trip cost. Route maps may be obtained through the Parking Services website.


  • Student Involvement and Activities

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    •    Athletics

      • The UCF Athletics Association, Inc. houses the 16 NCAA varsity sports that UCF offers. Season tickets are offered for a variety of the sports and for some sports students receive free admission with their valid UCF Card. Students can purchase student guest tickets at a low cost. For more information and list of athletic teams at UCF, visit www.ucfathletics.com.
    •    Campus Faiths and Ministries

      • The Campus Faiths and Ministries is a network of faith-based organizations dedicated to meeting the personal, religious and social needs of university students, faculty and staff. Each organization seeks to enrich lives by providing opportunities for growth through fellowship, educational programs, worship services, recreation, entertainment and the development of one's faith. For more information visit cfm.sdes.ucf.edu/.
    •    Dining Services

      • UCF Dining provides you restaurants, not cafeterias. UCF Dining provides a comfortable, community atmosphere with a Meal Membership Program. The Meal Membership Program is a cost-effective way to save 48 percent off retail food costs per meal. UCF Dining offers choices of meal plans--you decide what's best for you. For more information visit www.ucfdining.com.
    •    Good Morning UCF!

      • The official UCF e-newsletter, “Good Morning UCF,” provides a daily summary of events and announcements with links to more information. The daily events calendar is also available online from the main page of the UCF website, www.ucf.edu. You can update your preferred e-mail address to receive this communication at my.ucf.edu.
    •    Graduate Student Association

      • The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the interests of graduate students to the Student Government Association, in administration, and at local, state and national levels. The GSA provides a forum for discussion of relevant issues and acts to organize, promote and conduct activities to benefit UCF graduate students.  All currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are members of the GSA. For more information, visit http://ucfgsa.org/.
    •    Graduate Student Resources Guide

      • A resource guide written by students for students. Use this guide to learn about campus resources, how to get involved, dining, transportation, and more.
    •    Intramural Sports

      • The UCF Intramural Sports program offers the opportunity to participate in a variety of team, dual, and individual sports including perennial favorites flag football, basketball, soccer, and floor hockey. Several divisions of competition are offered to accommodate various skill levels. A unique aspect of the UCF program is referee development in which you will be trained to officiate at sports events, earn money on campus, and get an opportunity to work in the Orlando community. For more information visit www.rec.ucf.edu/im.
    •    Office of Student Involvement

      • The Office of Student Involvement provides quality programs, services, and leadership opportunities that enrich students’ academic endeavors and enhance the campus environment. The office oversees registration and management of more than 350 student organizations (academic/pre-professional and honorary, sports clubs, military, religious, special interests, minority/international, and service groups) and advises the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Fraternity and Sorority Life, Homecoming, Knights of the RoundTable (KoRT), Late Knights, Multicultural Student Center (MSC), Student Government Association (SGA), and Volunteer UCF (VUCF).  For more information visit osi.ucf.edu.
    •    Recreation and Wellness Center

      • The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) offers a vast array of state-of-the-art facilities, includes a custom climbing wall, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, numerous intramural sports fields, a leisure pool, and an outdoor lap pool. RWC programs include Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Fitness and Sport Clubs. Membership is free to currently registered students; paid memberships are available for non-students. Present your valid UCF Student ID card for admission. For more information visit www.rec.ucf.edu.
    •    Student Government Association

      • The Student Government Association's (SGA) purpose is to represent student views on issues affecting UCF and to promote progressive changes that improve campus life. SGA also provides numerous services including computer labs, discount tickets to movie theaters and theme parks, free local calling on campus telephones, funding for legal services, recreational services and Campus Activities Board programming. Money allocated by the Student Government Association for these services comes from activity and service fees which students pay during registration. SGA coordinates its efforts with the Florida Student Association in lobbying for students' rights on local, state and national government levels.  For more information visit www.ucfsga.com.
    •    Student Union

      • The Student Union provides the campus community with a variety of meeting places, offices, programs, and services. The Union is home to restaurants including Boar's Head, Chili's, Café Bustelo Coffee, Smoothie King, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Huey Magoo's, and Mrs. Field's Bakery. Retail stores include Knightstop Convenience Store and College Optical Express. Other services in the Union are the SGA Ticket Center, Bike Share and Computer Labs, as well as a U.S. Postal Center and various ATMs.  For more information visit www.ucfsu.com.
    •    UCF Alumni Association

      • The University of Central Florida Alumni Association is a community. It's a group of people that have a UCF experience, who care about the university and who want to stay connected to it. The Association was developed to maintain awareness and support of the university by our alumni. Membership is open to all alumni and friends of the university. For more information, visit www.ucfalumni.com.

  •  Student Research

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    •    Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies

      • The mission of the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies is to improve the quality of the tourism product and increase the benefits of tourism for the industry, the state, and the local community. The Institute is involved in a variety of research and public awareness projects and educational programs. Some of the Institute's patrons include tourism promotion agencies at the state and local levels; tourism development commissions; professional associations; and private enterprises such as attractions, hotels, motels, food-service establishments, ground and air transportation companies, travel agencies and tour operators, and other related businesses. For more information visit hospitality.ucf.edu/research/dick-pope-sr-institute-for-tourism-studies/.
    •    Florida Space Institute (FSI)

      • The Florida Space Institute (FSI) offers a unique approach to space education and research. FSI research involves undergraduate and graduate students in real space problems within the existing space industry environment of the space center. This environment permits students and faculty to interact with space center engineers and to use the facilities of the space center. FSI research projects are primarily conducted in its facilities at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Other facilities at Kennedy Space Center are used as needed. Research projects conducted by the FSI university/college partners on their respective campuses are considered "normal" proprietary projects of that particular university/college even though the project may be space related. Learn more at fsi.ucf.edu.
    •    Institute of Statistics and Data Mining

      • The Institute of Statistics and Data Mining provides statistical consulting support to graduate students, staff and faculty members in all stages of their research projects. The Institute's services include, but are not limited to, design of experiments and surveys, determination of sample sizes, formulation of hypotheses, selection of appropriate analysis using a variety of software packages, interpretation and evaluation of statistical results, preparation of statistical reports, and writing statistical methods and data analyses sections of research grant proposals as well as data management through the data mining lab. The Institute offers one free consulting session to PhD graduate students. For more information visit statistics.cos.ucf.edu.
    •    Institute for Technical Documentation

      • The Institute for Technical Documentation offers a variety of services for client companies, including developing original technical documentation, translating documentation written in other languages, and providing seminars to assist clients in writing their own documentation. The Institute also provides seminars on writing more effective e-mail, memos, letters, policies and procedures, manuals, and reports. Experienced faculty, established facilities, and strong rapport with local industry enable the Institute to assist in a wide variety of documentation projects and services.  For more information, contact the Institute for Technical Documentation at 407-823-5160.
    •    The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida

      • The John Scott Dailey Institute of Government, is one of five university locations of the statewide institute providing training and technical assistance to state and local government, governmental associations, and non-profit organizations. Training workshops, certification programs, conferences, seminars, applied research projects, citizen surveys, strategic planning, and organizational development programs are among the services offered by the Institute. For more information visit www.iog.ucf.edu.
    •    Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

      • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is a consortium of 91 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.

        Throughout the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), graduates, postgraduates, and faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at https://orise.orau.gov/.
         

    •    Research and Commercialization

      • Research and Commercialization Office promotes the application of UCF research to practical issues that affect human development or quality of life. The office serves as an official liaison between the UCF research community and the commercial sector by helping faculty through the funding process. UCF operates one Institutional Review Board (IRB) to safeguard the protection of human participants in research and development. The UCF President gives the UCF IRB the authority to approve or disapprove research proposals, to require modifications of protocols to protect the rights, dignity and well being of human research participants and to assure compliance with the research consent process. Students who use human subjects during the course of their study (surveys, interviews, etc.) must gain IRB approval prior to beginning the study. For more information, visit www.research.ucf.edu.
    •    Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

      • The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of a statewide organization designed to promote economic development by responding to the needs of the small business community. The SBDC, as part of the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida, is responsible for a geographic area including Orange, Osceola, Lake, Citrus, Volusia, Flagler, and Sumter counties. Regional centers located at Daytona Beach Community College, Brevard Community College, and Seminole Community College assist small business in those areas. Assistance is provided through workshops and individual counseling in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations, new venture planning, and technical assistance. For more information visit https://incubator.ucf.edu/ucf-small-business-development-center/.

 

The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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