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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, brings more than 7,000 students to live, learn and work in downtown Orlando, creating a game-changing campus in the heart of our great city. Opened in August 2019, this transformational project, which kick-starts Orlando’s 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 incorporates 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

Stretch and work on mobility drills to become more functional and efficient. This class uses body weight stretches and equipment to lengthen and strengthen your muscles and joints.
Join us for 30 Min Cycle Series in the RWC @ Downtown Group Ex Studio! This cycle class will be focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery. Registration required at stagescloud.com (opens 24 hrs before class time). For help…
Join us in the RWC @ Downtown inside of the Group Exercise Studio for this 45-minute Bootcamp class! Bootcamp is a class that uses body-weight exercises and high-intensity interval training to strengthen your body. Please bring a mat, towel, and…

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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.