SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2022 and
Saturday, APRIL 23, 2022
You’re invited to attend a very special event for admitted students.
Our Open Houses for Admitted Students are invitation-only programs designed to give you a glimpse of what it’s like to be a freshman at one of the most innovative universities in the nation.
Even if you’ve visited our campus before, this in-depth program brings faculty, staff and current students together to provide information that will assist you and your family during your transition from high school to college.
Yes, we offer campus tours. But this event is about more than finding your way around campus.
It’s about connecting with faculty and hearing from experts on student success. It’s about engaging with top administrators. And it’s about finding answers. From determining which major to choose, to learning about how to get involved on campus, we’re here to help you figure things out.
So join us for a day that’s filled with fun and engagement, Saturday, April 2, OR Saturday, April 23, 2022!
See you there!Register for April 2 Open House
Register for April 23 Open House
Reasons to Attend Open House
- Meet the advisors. We’ve assembled advisors and faculty from across disciplines to facilitate information sessions and share the unique aspects of academic life at UCF; you’ll get a sneak-peek into what lies ahead in your major of choice.
- Meet new friends. New Knights just like you are looking for friends. Strike up a conversation or bond over common interests.
- Knowledge is power. There’s a lot to know about going to college. Our sessions are led by experts and designed to equip you with tools to be successful in your transition to UCF. You’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived.
- It really is fun! What better way to get jazzed about going to college than to spend a day on campus? After the day’s over, we’re sure you’ll say, “I’m glad I came.”
- Free merch! From trivia and contests to a haul of freebies from campus partners, we give away a lot of UCF swag. It’s unlikely you’ll leave empty-handed.
Can I choose which Open House sessions to attend?
You will choose your own sessions based upon the times they are offered. Many of our sessions do not repeat, and some even overlap, so you’ll have to decide which sessions best suit your interests. While activities are scheduled through 2:45 p.m., we advise that you arrive early and stay for the entire event to make the most of your visit.
Can I go on a campus tour at an Admitted Student Open House?
Yes! A limited number of campus tours are offered. Because there are so many activities for you to choose from, your tour may be shorter than a regular visit, but we’ll squeeze as much information in as possible.
Housing tours are self-guided, giving you the flexibility to view only those communities that interest you. We’ll post signs on campus directing you to our housing areas. Once you get there, a member of our housing staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you around. Not every housing community is open, but you’ll be able to view a broad selection.
And finally, our guided tours do not include every corner of campus, but we encourage you explore during your free time or after the event concludes.
Does UCF provide food or drinks for a campus visit or Open House?
It’s not part of the program, but UCF does have several options on and near the campus. There are plenty of places to get a drink and eat on campus too. It gets warm in Florida, so be sure to bring some water with you.See Where to Eat On Campus
How is the Admitted Student Open House different from the daily Campus Visit Experience?
Open Houses for Admitted Students offer more information about UCF’s campus, programs, housing and student life than a regular visit to campus. The daily Campus Visit Experience is a tour of the campus — it’s included in our Open House, but may be condensed due to time constraints. At an Admitted Student Open House, you will also learn about academics, student activities, housing, the LEAD Scholars Program and more, and you’ll have more access to faculty, administrators and current UCF students.
Is there an agenda for the Admitted Student Open House?
Ok, I’m registered for an Open House. Where do I go and when?
Once you get to the main campus, park in Garage A (free of charge), then walk to the Student Union — there will be signs in place to help you find your way. Once inside, go to the Pegasus Ballroom. Our campus is a walking campus, so there is no transportation between the garage and the Student Union. Consult your confirmation for the event’s start time and arrive early to avoid waiting in line.
What are some takeaways from the Admitted Student Open House?
The faculty is incredible. It’s no surprise. We’ve assembled advisors and faculty from across the university to facilitate presentations and special interest sessions. You’ll get a unique sneak peek into what UCF really is like.
Everyone is so friendly. From our staff to our students, we’re all here to help. It’s easy to strike up a conversation or bond over common interests. We love UCF, and we want you to, too.
I learned so much. There’s a lot to know about going to college. Our informative sessions are led by experts and designed to arm you with tips and tools to be successful in your transition to UCF. You’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived.
It really was fun! Our Admitted Student Open Houses are two of our most anticipated events of the year. After the day’s over, we’re sure you’ll say, “I’m glad I came.”
I belong at UCF! That’s the goal, isn’t it? To know where you belong? We want you to walk away confident that you made the right decision in becoming a UCF Knight. We’ll paint a picture of life at UCF so complete that you’ll either love us or… not. And that’s ok too.
But we’re sure you’ll love us. So reserve your spot at an Admitted Student Open House today.
What do I wear for a campus tour or Open House, and how do I get around?
It’s usually hot in Florida. Dress in layers to adjust to the changes in temperature from the heat outside to the air-conditioned buildings. There will be a lot of walking and Florida is sometimes rainy, so wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella — just in case. Shuttle service is not offered during Open House events.
Who can I call if I get lost on my way to campus?
A hotline with directions to campus is available 24/7 by calling 407-882-0909.