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

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 […]

Restaurant and Retail Tenants Coming to Orlando’s Downtown Campus at Creative Village

Jan. 28, 2019
In August 2019, students, faculty and staff living, learning and working at the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus and residents of Creative Village will enjoy a variety of food service options and convenient banking. Dunkin’, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Subway and CFE Federal Credit Union have leased space on the first floor of UnionWest […]

UCF Downtown to Host Open House for Current Students

Jan. 15, 2019
UCF Downtown, in partnership with the College of Community Innovation and Education and Nicholson School of Communication and Media, will host an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, from 2 pm – 6 pm at UCF’s Student Union Pegasus Ballroom. The expo style event will further educate current students about UCF Downtown and increase excitement […]


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