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
UCF Undergraduate Programs
UCF Graduate Programs
- Communication M.A.
- Digital Media M.A.
- Emergency and Crisis Management M.E.C.M.
- Health Administration M.H.A.
- Health Care Informatics M.S.
- Interactive Entertainment M.S.
- Nonprofit Management M.N.M.
- Public Administration M.P.A.
- Public Affairs Ph.D.
- Research Administration M.R.A.
- Strategic Communication Ph.D.
- Urban and Regional Planning M.S.
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.
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.
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 will be offered at the downtown campus. Online classes, if offered by your program, will remain online.
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.
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 will continue working 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.
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
Testing and Accommodations Services is located on the second floor of UnionWest.
- Mon – Fri
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Mon – Thur
- 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.