A hotline with directions to campus is available 24/7 by calling 407-882-0909.
Weather in Central Florida can be unpredictable, so plan accordingly. For your safety, and that of our Student Ambassadors, the campus tour portion of your visit may be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Don’t worry, though — you’ll still receive the same valuable information from our Student Ambassadors through a virtual tour and Q&A panel.
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.
Yes! A limited number of campus tours are offered during each Knight for a Day Open House. Because there are so many activities for you to choose from, your tour may be shorter than a regular Campus Visit Experience, 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 tours do not include the library or our bookstore, but we encourage you to stop in during your free time.
UCF is a Smoke-Free Campus.Schedule a Campus Tour
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.
Yes, each prospective student must register to attend, though parents can register as guests under one student’s name. We want to make sure everyone gets the attention they need — fewer people means more one-on-one attention for you. For that reason, we limit space. So, if you need to cancel, please let us know so we can allow others to attend. A cancellation link appears in the confirmation email that was sent to you when you signed up.Register for an Open House
Attending an open house is optional for all prospective UCF students. It’s true that most of the information at our open house events will be geared toward freshmen, but there are still many presentations beneficial to transfer students. One of the presentations is specifically about transferring to UCF, for example.
Yes! All students have access to our 149,000-square-foot facility with fitness equipment, a track, multipurpose courts and a climbing wall, plus outdoor amenities like sand volleyball courts, a leisure pool, a lap pool and intramural sports fields.
The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) comprises many programs, such as intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor adventure, fitness and aquatics. The RWC is open to all students; paid memberships are available for non-students.
For students with disabilities: If you are in need of special accommodations to participate, please visit the Adaptive Recreation page.Visit the Recreation and Wellness Center Website
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
Knight for a Day Open House events give you more information about UCF’s campus, programs, housing, student life and more. The Campus Visit Experience is a tour of the campus — it’s included in the Open House event, but may be condensed due to time constraints. In addition, you will also learn about admissions, financial aid and academics. You don’t have to take the tour during an Open House event, but we highly recommend you attend.Register for an Open House
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.
During your campus visit, Student Ambassadors will lead you on a 90-minute walking tour around campus, making 10 stops. You’ll take a walk through Memory Mall, stroll by the Reflecting Pond, and visit the Student Union in the center of campus.
The best time to experience UCF is when classes are in session.
Consider visiting our campus:
- On Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
- In January, February, May, June or November
Avoid Holidays & University Breaks
Avoid visiting the campus on holidays or during special campus events — you’ll miss out on important features.
UCF is closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day (and the day after)
Tours may also be canceled or limited during university breaks when classes are not in session:
- Winter Break (3rd week of December – 2nd week of January)
- Spring Break (varies, but typically 2nd week of March)
- Fall, Spring & Summer Intersession (period between semesters)
Pets are not permitted on campus except as authorized by the university or when a disability requires the presence of a service or support animal that is both necessary and reasonable under the circumstances.
UCF is a Smoke-Free Campus.
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.
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.
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.
Honor Your Knighthood assists new UCF students in developing an understanding of the importance UCF places on subject matters related to Academic Integrity, Alcohol Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention.
Through the completion of three individual online modules, UCF students will begin to demonstrate tenets associated with the UCF Creed of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence. UCF is committed to student safety and success both inside and outside the classroom. All incoming UCF students are required to complete these online modules prior to the first day of class.
Admitted students will see the Honor Your Knighthood modules as requirements on their myUCF To-Do List. It can take up to three weeks for the requirement to be removed after successful completion of the modules.
For questions, concerns or more information, please email [email protected].
Orientation is your chance to get acquainted with UCF’s services, meet an advisor, and register for classes. For more information, contact the Orientation Office at orientation.ucf.edu or 407-823-5105.
Known as the “heart of campus,” the Student Union sits at the center of UCF’s main Campus. The Student Union provides space for students and members of the UCF community to study, socialize, eat, host events, attend meetings and engage in campus life.Visit the Student Union Website
When you arrive on campus, stop by the Visitor and Parking Information Center to purchase a daily parking pass ($5) before parking in any student lot, including spaces reserved for guests with disabilities. You can also purchase a parking pass at one of the daily permit dispensers located in all student parking facilities. Cashless short-term parking spaces are available adjacent to the Welcome Center and require the Passport App to be downloaded onto your smart device. Parking is available in student lots B-4, B-5 and B-6, all of which are in close proximity to the Duke Energy University Welcome Center.View Interactive Campus Map
UCF does not have an accelerated medical program; however, first-time-in-college (FTIC) students are eligible to apply for the Burnett Medical Scholars Program. This intensive academic program facilitates the articulation between graduates of UCF’s Burnett Honors College and the UCF College of Medicine. Students must meet all eligibility and performance requirements for both the Burnett Honors College and the Medical Scholars Program.Learn More About The Burnett Honors College