SCHOLARS DAY HAS BEEN CANCELED
The health and safety of our students, families, faculty and staff are UCF’s highest priorities. UCF and all universities in the State University System are taking precautions to help minimize the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. As a result, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our upcoming Scholars Day on Saturday, March 21. This event will not be rescheduled. If you registered to attend this program, please check your email to view resources to further assist you in the college selection process. We appreciate your understanding during this time.
You’re invited to attend a very special event at UCF.
Scholars Day is an invitation-only program designed for our highest-achieving admitted students. This special day brings together the administration, faculty, staff and students of UCF for 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 provides 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 understanding your scholarship package, we’re here to help you figure things out.
So join us for a day that’s filled with fun and engagement, Saturday, March 21, 2020!
See you there!Register for Scholars Day
Reasons to Attend Scholars Day
- Meet the advisors. We’ve assembled some of our best advisors and faculty 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 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 is fun! Scholars Day is one of our most talked-about events of the year. After the day’s over, we’re sure you’ll say, “I’m glad I came.”
- Free Lunch! Who says there’s no such thing? We’ve got your midday cravings covered with an invitation to sample food from a variety of our campus dining partners.
Can I choose which 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.
Can I go on a campus tour at Scholars Day?
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 tours do not visit the John C. Hitt Library, Recreation & Wellness Center, the Burnett Honors College, or our bookstore. These locations will be open, however, and we encourage you to stop in during your free time.
Do I have to register to attend Scholars Day?
Yes, each admitted student must register to attend, though parents and other family members can register as guests under one student’s name. We want to make certain that everyone gets the attention they need, and fewer people means more one-on-one attention for you, so 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 your confirmation email that was sent to you when you signed up.
Does UCF provide food during Scholars Day?
Pre-loaded $10 lunch cards will be available for each attendee at Scholars Day—free of charge. The card may be used at a variety of restaurants and food vendors in the Student Union and around campus. The card’s value must be used at one time; balances do not carry over, even if you do not exhaust the full value of the card. Cards must be surrendered to the vendor at the time of use and do have an expiration date. One card will be issued to registered student and each of her/his registered guest(s). Replacement cards may not be issued if lost or stolen.
How is Scholars Day different from the daily Campus Visit Experience?
Scholars Day and other 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 Scholars Day, but may be condensed due to time constraints. At Scholars Day, you will also learn about academics, student activities, housing, the Burnett Honors College and LEAD Scholars Program, and more… and you’ll have more access to advisors, faculty, administrators, and current UCF students.
I can’t make it to Scholars Day. How do I cancel?
Is there an agenda for Scholars Day?
A sample agenda of the day’s events will be made available in late February. An official program will be made available at the event.
Ok, I’m registered for Scholars Day. Where do I go and when?
Once you arrive on our 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 and students stationed nearby to direct you. Once inside the Student Union, go to the Pegasus Ballroom. Our campus is a walking campus, so there is no transportation between the garage and the Student Union.
Check-in happens from 8 to 9 a.m. and the event runs until 2:45 p.m. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line and review the agenda in advance to save time planning your day.
What should I wear to Scholars Day 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 Orlando weather is unpredictable, so wear comfortable shoes and pack an umbrella, just in case.
Shuttle and golf cart service is not offered during Scholars Day, and we don’t have a monorail. 😉
Who can I call if I’m lost on my way to Scholars Day?
A hotline with directions to campus is available 24/7 by calling 407-882-0909.
Will someone help me with enrollment questions?
Yes. Admissions representatives will be available to answer questions throughout the day. A table will be set up in our Student Services Showcase so you can pay the $200 enrollment deposit. Deposits can be paid with a debit or credit card and by check or money order. Cash is not accepted.