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More than 20 academic programs will be based exclusively at the downtown campus, capitalizing on Orlando’s thriving downtown business district.

Expanding Opportunity, Demanding Excellence

In partnership with Valencia College, the new campus will provide innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of jobs and internships.

UCF Downtown will offer degrees in digital media and communication, health information technology and administration, and community-facing programs like legal studies – connecting highly skilled talent with industry needs, neighborhood synergies and new opportunities. And builds on the long-time partnership of the nationally recognized 2+2 DirectConnect™ to UCF program, which guarantees Valencia College graduates a seamless transition to UCF to complete a bachelor’s degree, or more.

Find Your Degree

Valencia College Associate in Arts

  • Digital Media Pre-Major
  • General Education
  • Health Information Technology Pre-Major

Valencia College Associate in Science

  • Baking and Pastry Management
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • New Media Communication
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management

Legal programs may teach students how to write and think like a lawyer, but many fail to teach how to actually be a lawyer. We want to remedy that situation for our students and with us moving downtown, it really opens up the opportunities.

Marc Consalo

Marc Consalo, J.D., L.L.M., Esq.

Interim Director for the Center for Law and Policy and Coordinator Experiential Learning and Online Education for UCF Legal Studies Department


Access to internships and experiential learning opportunities allow students to gain personal, academic and professional work skills. Read how one Legal Studies major has benefitted from her internship at FAMU Law School, a neighbor of UCF Downtown.

Class Registration

Whether entering UCF for the first time, or registering for your final semester, it’s important to know how to register for your courses as you planto complete and fulfill requirements within your degree plan.

Class registration for fall 2019 at UCF Downtown has been available on your myUCF account. Beginning on August 26, if your academic program is moving downtown, all face-to-face classes for your major or minor will be offered at the downtown campus. Online classes, if offered by your program, will remain online.

two ucf downtown students smiling in front of computer

How to sign up for classes at UCF Downtown:

1.Log into myUCF

Use your NID and password

2.Navigate to Student Self Service

There you’ll be able to search for your classes.

3.Select the semester and location

Choose Fall 2019 as the academic semester and UCF Downtown as the location.


Alternatively, you may search for classes by class number.

4.Notice the building abbreviations when adding classes to your cart

For UCF Downtown buildings, the abbreviations are as follows:

  • Center for Emerging Media: CEM
  • Dr. Phillips Academic Commons: DPAC
  • UnionWest at Creative Village: UWCV

If you need additional assistance, contact the UCF Registrar’s Office.

Learning Support Center

Students studying at UCF Downtown will have tutoring and learning support just down the hall from classes at Dr. Phillips Academic Commons.

The Learning Support Center at UCF Downtown is administered by Valencia College and will provide face-to-face, walk-in, and online tutoring services to all enrolled students on the third bridge of the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons.

These tutoring sessions or consultations will support general education program (GEP) courses in subjects like accounting, economics, mathematics and science. Consultations can take place in a collaborative tutoring space or in a private study room. Students can book appointments in advance online or with front desk staff at the Center.

There is also a Writing Center to help with various types of writing, including analytical papers, essays, resumes and more. Writing assistants help students with brainstorming ideas, outlining essays, creating drafts, and provide guidance on grammar, punctuation, style and formatting.

In addition to helping students better understand course material and strengthening their writing skills, the Learning Support Center also will have materials available for check out, including laptops, TI84 and TI89 graphing calculators, textbooks, expo markers, headphones and additional items that support creative learning.

For students seeking assistance with upper-level courses, UCF’s Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) will provide virtual support at the downtown campus.