Orlando's University

UCF Downtown will provide students with real-world learning experiences while creating more opportunities that lift lives and livelihoods across our community.

President Dale Whittaker

Dreaming Big

A 21st-century city needs a 21st-century campus. A place where new ideas can flourish from a foundation that’s built on innovation. One that will transform lives and our community for decades to come.

UCF Downtown, in partnership with Valencia College, will bring 7,700 students to live, learn and work in downtown Orlando, creating a game-changing campus in the heart of our great city. Scheduled to open in fall 2019, this transformational project, which kick-starts Orlando’s $1 billion public-private Creative Village, will increase access for students, provide pathways into high-demand career fields, foster collaboration with our neighbors in meaningful ways and improve countless lives through the power of education.


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Latest Updates

UnionWest at Creative Village now accepting applications

Oct. 16, 2018
UnionWest at Creative Village, the new 15-story student housing and student services building at Creative Village in downtown Orlando, is now accepting applications for UCF and Valencia College students who want to live at the new UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus, scheduled to open in fall 2019. Applications and new information about the […]

UCF Alumna Brings Passion for Community to Career at City Hall

Sept. 19, 2018
It’s no secret that Orlando is growing exponentially. Recently, the metro area’s population surpassed 2.5 million for the first time ever. With the seemingly endless addition of buildings and the 56,000 people that moved to the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford areas in 2017, it can be easy for residents to feel confused about all of the developments happening […]


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