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In leisure and hospitality will be created in the U.S. by 2031.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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The Rosen College of Hospitality Management advances research and industry expertise across hospitality, event management, entertainment management and tourism. Visit to learn more.

“[UCF’s] location in Central Florida gives students an edge.”

– YunYing “Susan” Zhong, lifestyle community management program director

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty and researchers are focused on enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery and innovation.

The wine, beer and spirits industry generated $78.3 billion in revenue in 2022 — making it a major sector within the events, hospitality and restaurant industry. At UCF, students learn from industry experts like Jonathan Judy to understand this field from supply chain to pairing with food.

Jonathan Judy

The Science of Beer Brewing

Jonathan Judy, senior instructor, specializes in culinary and beverage management and teaches students about beer, from its origins to brewing.

UCF is Where
Hospitality Meets AI

Research faculty discover solutions for blending high-tech and high-touch hospitality to create optimal guest experiences.

How UCF faculty are elevating hospitality tech

TingTing Zhang
Kathy Li

UCF has provided me with countless opportunities to grow and experience the hospitality industry.”

Kevin Joralemon

Kevin Joralemon ’17

Bachelor’s in hospitality management

“The professors provide students with an overview of everything that goes into running a theme park, from operations, marketing, human resources, strategy, information technology and more.”

Joralemon is senior analyst of global strategy at Universal Destinations and Experiences.

Kristina (Santiago) Lavallee

Kristina (Santiago) Lavallee ’13

Bachelor’s in hospitality management

Bachelor’s in restaurant and food service management

“Rosen College helped me learn the business side of baking.”

Lavallee is owner of The Cake Girl, a bakery in Tampa, Florida, that has been recognized across the state and nation.

Rosen College of Hospitality Degrees

There are many benefits to taking a more proactive approach to choosing a career. The Rosen College of Hospitality Management has curriculum and programs to help you land your next opportunity.

Hospitality News

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Celebrating 60 Years of UCF: A Legacy of Excellence, A Future of Possibilities
Recognizing six decades of milestones in student success, academic quality, research and economic impact — and a look ahead to a potential future.
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UCF Among First in the Country to Train Students in Lifestyle Community Management
Students will learn how to become leaders of rapidly growing lifestyle communities, many of which are master-planned neighborhoods with wellness programs, activities and top-tier hospitality…

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