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This campus will be both a shining example of the power of partnerships and a model for higher education across our nation.

UCF Interim President Thad Seymour Jr.

Thad Seymour Jr.

UCF Interim President

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 August 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.

UCF Downtown

About the Campus

UCF Downtown is a 15-acre campus located in Orlando’s Creative Village. Made up of several buildings, the new shared campus will incorporate innovative technology to create a 21st-century learning environment. The campus’ proximity to Orlando’s Central Business District places students within walking distance of job and internship opportunities, and makes it easy for faculty to invite guest speakers to campus or collaborate with professionals in their field of study.

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Downtown Orlando

About Downtown Orlando

Although Orlando has traditionally been known for its sunny weather and world class theme parks, the city is also home to Florida’s largest university–the University of Central Florida. Our growing city is leading the nation in job growth, attracting some of the nation’s biggest names in business and building a strong talent pipeline in our region. Downtown Orlando is the heartbeat of our city’s startup community, emerging arts scene, sports and entertainment district, and restaurants.
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UCF Students Downtown Orlando

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Downtown Events

Drop in to DPAC room 252 for hands-on instruction and Q&A about technology and pedagogy in the new downtown spaces.
UnionWest residents and their families are invited to UnionWest Cooldown! This fantastic welcome event will take place in the evening of August 21 after move-in. Plan to be on the 6th floor Skydeck from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. for amazing food,…
Join Housing and Residence Life on a bus tour of the immediate Downtown Orlando Area and learn more about how to navigate public transportation, shopping, retail, entertainment, restaurants, and more! Please meet in the UCF Communication and Media Building 182B.

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UCF Downtown will continue to grow and succeed with input from faculty, students, staff and the Orlando community. Leave a comment or submit a question about this game-changing project.