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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 hospitality.ucf.edu to learn more.

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

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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.

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Colleges & Campus
UCF Awards Promotion and Tenure to 104 Faculty
The designations recognize years of excellence and productivity in teaching, research and service.
Colleges & Campus
Cynthia Mejia Named Dean of Rosen College
Mejia joined UCF as a faculty member in 2013, bringing with her 20 years of industry experience in food and beverage and hotel operations management.
Colleges & Campus
UCF Professor Shares Tourism Insight with United Nations
In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, Rosen College Professor Robertico Croes reflects on a presentation he gave related to the observances’ theme this…

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