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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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Downtown Events

When it comes to your FAFSA application, you don’t want to clown around. It may seem like a scary task, but we’re here for you. During our first Virtual FAFSA Frenzy, current students, returning students, prospective students, and parents can…
Get over the jitters about public speaking by learning some good (and not so good) presentation practices from Jamilah Felix, UCF School of Public Administration alum and Neighborhood Relations Coordinator for the City of Orlando. In addition to effective communication,…
Welcome the fall breeze with this relaxing outdoor yoga practice. All you need is a mat/towel, water, and student ID. 

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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.