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  • Student Life

    Student LifeThank you for considering the University of Central Florida for your graduate education. As a student at UCF, you have many resources available to help make your transition into graduate education as smooth as possible. The university is located in one of the most desirable and fastest growing business areas in the country; the 1,415-acre campus provides a safe and serene setting for learning while our modern facilities house the latest in technology and innovation. Imagine living in an environment that combines the excitement of a growing and thriving metropolis with the beauty and tranquillity of the great outdoors.

    Not only is UCF located in the nation's number one tourist destination, but Orlando is the bustling center of transportation, tourism and technology with access to entertainment attractions and leading companies such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens Power Generation, Tupperware Corporation, Harris Corporation, Oracle and Darden Restaurants. In addition, only minutes away are Florida's High Tech Corridor, NASA space program and Kennedy Space Center.

    As a UCF graduate student, your life should also be about more than just academics. You can take time to attend a football game or other sporting events, symphonies and the UCF Theatre. Explore the variety of student services available to you at www.getinvolveducf.com, by joining one of the over 300 campus clubs and organizations, such as the Graduate Student Association. We hope that you will choose UCF and the many opportunities that await you here and in the city of Orlando.

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  • 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 also provides a forum for discussion of relevant issues and acts to organize, promote and conduct activities to benefit UCF graduate students. In addition, the GSA informs graduate students of pertinent developments in the UCF community and recommends graduate students for appointment to faculty and university committees. All currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are members of the GSA. The GSA plans many exciting events and workshops throughout the year. Officer elections are held during the fall semester. Please visit the ucfgsa.org for more information.
  • University Library

    The UCF community has access to a collection of over 1.8 million print volumes, including over 17,000 current serial and electronic journal subscriptions. In addition to bound volumes, the Library owns approximately 3 million microforms and 45,000 media titles. UCF is a partial depository for both United States and Florida government publications and is a U.S. patent depository. Read More

  • UCF Bookstore

    As a Barnes & Noble College division bookstore, the UCF Bookstore is a one-stop shop on campus for textbooks, general books, logo clothing, emblematic gifts, supplies and even snacks. The textbook department offers new and used textbooks each semester. Textbook reservations and ordering is available online. The bookstore also provides textbook buy back year round, providing students the opportunity to sell unwanted textbooks. For more information about the UCF Bookstore, please visit the website at ucf.bncollege.com.

  • UCF Health Services

    UCF Health Services is staffed by physicians, dentists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, and a full complement of other medical support personnel. In addition, to medical care for injuries or illnesses at the Health Center, there are many additional services including a state-of-the-art Dental Center for preventive (cleanings), restorative (fillings, crowns, etc.) and cosmetic (whitening, Invisalign) dental care services. Two on-campus Pharmacies are available to fill your prescriptions, provide over-the-counter medications and many convenience products to meet your everyday needs. For more information please visit the Health Services website at www.hs.sdes.ucf.edu.

  • 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, please visit www.ucfathletics.com.

  • Dining Services

    UCF Dining gives you restaurants, not cafeterias. Places that are bright and inviting. Hip and happening. The food is fresh, the flavor is right, with meals being a chance to hang out with friends. UCF Dining provides a comfortable, community atmosphere with a Meal Membership Program.

    The biggest advantage to the UCF Meal Membership Program is how cost-effective it is. You can save up to 48 percent of retail food costs per meal. And that's not just one trip to the counter, but rather all-you-can-eat, high-quality food. The value of purchasing a UCF Meal membership cannot be beat! UCF Dining offers choices of meal plans; you decide what's best for you. For more information visit www.ucfdining.com.

  • Recreation and Wellness Center

    Are you ready to play? The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) facility features a 1/8 mile indoor track, four multipurpose courts, cardiovascular floor, weight floor, free weights and stretching area, climbing tower and two multipurpose group exercise rooms. Additional student facilities include: a six-lane pool, eight sand volleyball courts, three outdoor basketball courts, seven tennis courts, a nine-acre multipurpose field, two softball fields, challenge course, and an 18-hole disc golf course. The newest addition to the RWC facilities includes a leisure pool located near Academic Village and a new field complex. RWC programs include: Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure, Fitness and Sport Clubs. Membership is free to currently registered students. Present your valid UCF Student ID card for admission. For more information and features of the facility visit www.rec.ucf.edu.

  • Off Campus Student Services

    Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) assists graduate students in their search for off-campus housing accommodations. The OCSS provides listings of off-campus apartments and/or resources for students needing to find roommates, storage, sublease, transportation, and furniture rental information. OCSS also provides UCF students who live off-campus with information regarding a variety of on-campus programs and services. For more information about the Off-Campus Student Services, please visit the website at offcampus.ucf.edu/.

  • Student Disability Services

    Student Disability Services ensures that qualified students have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from opportunities available at UCF as mandated by federal and state laws. Integral to the mission is providing leadership, advocacy and reasonable accommodations (such as extended time for tests, note taking, and sign language interpreters), as well as opportunities to achieve excellence and scholarship for qualified students with disabilities. To receive disability services, students must make an appointment at Student Disability Services and bring appropriate disability documentation as defined by applicable federal and state laws. All information is confidential and will be used only to assist the student. For more information about Student Disability Services available at UCF, please visit the website at www.sds.sdes.ucf.edu.

  • 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, motor skills, science, math, social studies, perceptual development, socialization, and self-discovery. Planned and spontaneous field trips and special family programs are a part of the yearly schedule. Experiences in observation and training in academic areas are also made available to university students. Opportunities for educational research are available to university faculty and graduate students. The school enrolls children of university students, faculty, and staff. For more information please visit their website at www.csc.sdes.ucf.edu.

  • UCF Online

    UCF offers more than a dozen graduate degree and certificate programs that can be completed fully online, along with hundreds of individual web-based courses. Students who plan to enroll in any course with a web component must have access to the Internet, a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, basic web-browsing knowledge, ability to use e-mail, and basic computer skills such as word processing. Complete listings of all fully and partially web-based classes from the class schedule are available on the UCF Online website at www.ucf.edu/online/.
  • UCF Connect

    UCF offers a number of programs through UCF Connect in your neighborhood. Strategically located within an 80-mile radius of the UCF Orlando campus, the multiple nonresidential locations operate in partnership with six Florida state colleges, fostering seamless and convenient advancement from completion of an associate's degree (AA or AS) to upper division studies that culminate in the awarding of a baccalaureate degree. Academic programs accessible vary by location and include over 30 distinct bachelor's degrees, with numerous associated minors, and access to multiple graduate degrees and certificates. All in partnership with nine UCF colleges. For the most current information on any of the multiple UCF Connect locations, check the website at www.connect.ucf.edu/.


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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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