Orlando's University

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

Vice President Thad Seymour Jr.

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

Ross Wolf named Interim Assistant Provost of UCF Downtown

Apr. 17, 2019
In less than 150 days, UCF Downtown will hold classes at its 21st-century campus, connecting students to a thriving urban district full of opportunity with their academic program of study. To further ensure academic excellence is at the center of the new campus, Provost Elizabeth Dooley has appointed Ross Wolf, Ed.D., M.P.A. to serve as […]

Get On Board With Your Downtown Campus Pass

Apr. 3, 2019
Students, faculty and staff at UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown will now be able to ride SunRail for free in August and September 2019 thanks to a new partnership with the commuter rail system. With 16 stations that run through Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties, the rail service will provide an additional transportation […]

UnionWest at Creative Village Opens Preview Center in Downtown Orlando

Mar. 4, 2019
Students interested in living at UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown now have a preview center in downtown Orlando where they can see a model UnionWest at Creative Village bedroom and living space. The model showcases the residence hall’s sleek, contemporary furniture and apartment finishes. Located inside UCF’s Center for Emerging Media, the preview center […]


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