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More than 20 academic programs are 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 provides innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of jobs and internships.

UCF Downtown offers 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 plan to complete and fulfill requirements within your degree plan.

Beginning on August 26, 2019 if your academic program is moving downtown, all face-to-face classes for your major or minor are 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 your 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:

  • Communication and Media Building: CMB
  • 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 have free tutoring and learning support just down the hall from classes at Dr. Phillips Academic Commons.

Hours of Operation

9 AM – 9 PM
9 AM – 3 PM
1 PM – 5 PM

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

These tutoring sessions or consultations 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.

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. Students are encouraged to book the 30-minute session online, but walk-ins may be accepted based on tutor availability.

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, TI-84 graphing and scientific calculators, select 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) provides virtual support at the downtown campus.

ucf downtown academic building

Student Support

Access and Accommodations

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) views disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity of students attending UCF. To that end, the department works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff at UCF Downtown to create an inclusive educational environment for students.

Need to discuss any course or campus barriers that may be preventing access to educa­tion and an equitable campus experience?

Both UCF and Valencia students interested in talking about educational barriers and reasonable accommodations have the opportunity to schedule an appointment to meet with an Acces­sibility Consultant.

Contact Student Accessibility Services



Students connected with UCF Student Accessibility Services (SAS) taking classes at the downtown campus and approved for testing accom­modations need to schedule to take their tests in the UCF Downtown Testing Center.

These integrated programs help students effectively plan and launch their careers by aligning academic studies to employment goals; developing personal, academic and workplace skills; acquiring career-related experience; gaining professional employment; and planning for graduate or professional school.

The Testing Center also facilitates the following standardized tests:

  • UCF Math Placement Test
  • Accuplacer

Testing and Accommodations Services is located on the second floor of UnionWest.

More Information about Testing and Accessibility Services

Office Hours:

Mon – Fri
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Testing Hours:

Mon – Thur
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
unionwest building


Academic advising

Academic advisors help students make important decisions like choosing a major, selecting courses and preparing for graduation. Meeting with an advisor regularly each semester will help students stay on track and learn more about opportunities post-graduation.

Students at UCF Downtown have access to on-campus advisors on the 2nd floor of UnionWest at Creative Village.

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