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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 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 business administration, 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. The campus builds on the long-time partnership of the nationally recognized 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


Internships

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.


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First Stop: Enrollment Services

First Stop: Where Your UCF Downtown Journey Begins

Are you dreaming of becoming a Knight at our vibrant downtown campus? Applied for FAFSA but don’t have your financial aid yet? Need to verify residency? Whether you’re already part of our dynamic student community or eyeing a spot at UCF, First Stop is your hub for all things related to downtown enrollment, financial aid and more!

The student-focused teams at First Stop can guide you through admissions requirements, help with transcript submissions, and can even assist with completing your UCF application. We’ve got your back on navigating Florida residency requirements and verifications, as well as financial aid disbursements and information on scholarships.

Transferring from another college or university? Transfer students can meet with a coach at First Stop to walk you through the details of deadlines, how to submit your application, and everything else you need to know.

First Stop can also direct students on how to upload documents through myUCF for the UCF Registrar’s Office. This includes residency reclassification, readmission, transcript requests, and major changes.

If you’re ready to make your dream of being a Knight happen, reach out today to see how First Stop can help you on the path to success at UCF Downtown!

Make an Appointment

Are you wondering what it’s like to be part of the UCF Downtown community? Sign up for an info session and take a tour! Join First Stop for monthly campus tours, where you’ll get to see our state-of-the-art facilities that support UCF Downtown majors and help students unleash their potential. Explore our innovative spaces, meet fellow future Knights, and see firsthand how UCF Downtown can help you achieve your dreams.


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.

If your academic program is based 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 be available online.

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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.


Co-Listed Courses

Studying at UCF Downtown presents the opportunity for students to save money through our partnership with Valencia College. Because the campus is shared, students can take their general education program courses – like English, math and science – with a Valencia faculty member and attend general education courses with Valencia students, all at the downtown campus. Valencia faculty who teach downtown co-listed courses receive academic credentialing by UCF, and these courses are listed in transcripts as UCF courses but are offered at the reduced state college course rate. That means more money for your books and student needs!

Ready to register? When searching for classes at UCF Downtown, co-listed courses will be indicated in the “Class Notes” section of my.ucf.edu.

What about academic appeals? UCF students enrolled in UCF Downtown co-listed courses with Valencia College follow the UCF Golden Rule for Academic Appeals (see section 5.016). For additional information specific to how the academic appeal process works for downtown courses, read more. General information about UCF student complaints and appeal procedures can be found on this website.
UCF CO-LISTED ACADEMIC GRADE APPEALS

Who do I contact about a general concern for a co-listed class? UCF students enrolled in UCF Downtown co-listed courses should first speak to their instructor about questions or concerns. If the student has additional unanswered questions, they can be directed to the UCF Downtown Associate Provost at: ucfdowntown@ucf.edu or 407-823-1192.


Learning Support Center

Hours of Operation

Mon–Thurs:
9 AM – 9 PM
Friday:
9 AM – 2 PM
Sat-Sun:
Closed

The Learning Support Center at UCF Downtown is administered by Valencia College in partnership with the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) at UCF. Tutoring services are offered to all enrolled students with limited services for select upper division courses.

These tutoring sessions or consultations support general education program (GEP) courses in subjects like psychology, mathematics and science, as well as select upper division courses in digital media and legal studies.

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

Academic coaches are available online to provide one-on-one consultations with students who would like to enhance their study strategies and develop a plan for academic success. Online Instructional Peer Coaches are also available to provide one-on-one support to students to help them guide students on how to navigate online courses.

Please visit the Learning Support Center or Writing Center webpage to learn about how to get connected and to view the online tutoring schedule.

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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. UCF Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has both an on-campus and virtual presence and is holding both appointments and drop-in hours.

Contact Student Accessibility Services

Phone:
407-823-2371
Fax:
407-823-2372
Email:
sas@ucf.edu

Testing

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.

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. Email sasdowntown@ucf.edu or call 407-823-2371 to make an appointment. Appointments can be made for phone, Zoom, or in-person meetings.

More Information about Testing and Accessibility Services

In Person Office Hours

Mon – Weds
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Virtual Hours

Thurs – Fri
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Advising

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.

College of Community Innovation & education Undergraduate ADVISING

College of Community Innovation & education Graduate ADVISING

NICHOLSON SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION & MEDIA ADVISING