For UCF Downtown Employees
Faculty and staff are at the center of UCF Downtown’s high-caliber academic programs. The campus is home to more than 300 faculty and staff.
From housing and childcare and catering for events, these resources are intended to help faculty and staff navigate the details of their new campus in downtown Orlando.
UCF Downtown does not have an on-campus preschool or daycare, however HealthAdvocate, UCF’s Employee Assistance Program, is an employee resource, free to all faculty, and A&P and USPS staff, and their dependents, including children and parents.
HealthAdvocate’s Work/Life specialists can help locate childcare and eldercare resources in your area and provide availability and rates. These include nanny agencies, pre-school centers, childcare centers and summer camps.
There is also a self-search tool on the HealthAdvocate member website where employees can search for childcare and eldercare providers on their own.
Resources provided on this webpage are for informational purposes only. University of Central Florida (UCF) is not affiliated with, does not endorse, and provides no warranties or representations with respect to the providers featured. In addition, UCF does not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of information contained herein and expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise in connection with the use of such services. All product and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder of their product brand. For more information about childcare facilities, please visit the Florida Department of Children and Families website.
ucf downtown approved vendors
UCF departments, schools, and colleges must utilize university-approved caterers for university-sponsored events and programs.
The following caterers are closer to the downtown campus and approved for general use by university departments and groups. If you would like to see a vendor added to this list or would like to find out more information on our approval process, please contact us.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
About: American and BBQ Cuisine
400 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
About: American Cuisine
100 West Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi
About: Japanese, Chinese, Sushi, pan-Asian, Poke Bowls Cuisine
151 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
About: Custom caterers offering a wide variety of cuisines
2295 S Hiawassee Rd, Unit 105A
Orlando, FL 32835
Catering/Events Manager: Sherri
170 S Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
About: American, Mexican, Spanish, Italian
213 Clear Lake Way
Orlando, FL 32805
400 Pittman Street, Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32801
Catering/Events Manager: Samantha Phillips
About: Southern Cuisine
742 Carter Street
Orlando, FL 32805
UCF Dining Services / Classic Fare Catering
Ferrell Commons, Room 109
All campus mail is delivered to the Communication and Media Building, Room 101. The Facilities Operations team delivers it to recipients, as long as a recipient is listed on the letter or package. Letters and packages without a specific address or suite number will be held in CMB, Room 101.
Please download the PDF below to view instructions on postal mail services, intercampus mail, and package delivery, along with a directory of campus suites and PO Boxes.
downtown Campus Marketing Tools
The following marketing tools are intended to supplement direct marketing efforts of departments, schools and student services to reach students, faculty and staff at UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus. Please submit items with as much advance notice as possible.
UCF Downtown Calendar
Be sure to post all upcoming UCF events to the UCF Downtown calendar, which feeds into the UCF Mobile app’s downtown experience, the UCF Downtown website and campus monitors.
UCF Social Media
UCF Downtown maintains channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to share campus news, updates and other important information. Information about campus services, events and initiatives may be promoted on these social media channels.
Please submit requests at least 2 business days ahead of your scheduled event or desired coverage date.
Request social media coverage
There are several TV monitors throughout the downtown campus buildings, managed by the UCF Downtown administrative team. Advertisements for upcoming events, initiatives or announcements can be placed on campus monitors for a maximum of four weeks.
Priority will be given to:
- Academic events, such as college-sponsored lectures, performances and exhibits
- Events that support the university’s strategic plan
- Student or department related events/activities
- Events taking place at UCF Downtown, Valencia College Downtown Campus, in Parramore or downtown Orlando
Artwork must be submitted inline with the following guidelines:
- Size graphics to 3840 x 2160
- Graphic format of .JPEG required
- Maximum of 120 characters per message
- Minimum font size 30 px
- Use easy to read fonts
- Include date, time and location of events
Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for review.
Special Event Directional Signs
A limited number of A-frame signs are available on loan to UCF or Valencia departments for special events that take place at the downtown campus.
A-frames can only be used outdoors in designated spaces. Once you receive a confirmation for your request, designated locations will be shared. The signs are 24” x 36” and should be used with corrugated plastic signs to prevent damage during rain. We recommend using The Print Shop for printing A-frame signs.
Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Requests should be made at least one week in advance by completing the online form.
Downtown Print Advertising
Opportunities for print advertising are available in several indoor and outdoor locations at the downtown campus. This process is supported by the UCF Downtown administrative office.
Printed marketing materials for advertising university or college departments, services, special events and initiatives are subject to University Policies & Regulations, Student Code of Conduct, and ADA codes.
Printed materials may not be displayed on the following exterior and interior areas: walls, ceilings, columns, restrooms, elevators, mirrors, trash cans, furniture, private property, doors, windows and floors, without prior approval from the UCF Downtown Marketing Director.
UCF Downtown reserves the right to dispose of unauthorized, unclaimed and outdated materials.
Please allow one week for review of materials after submitting your request.
Flyer Distribution for Residential Areas of UnionWest at Creative Village
All flyers to be posted in residential areas of UnionWest at Creative Village must be approved by the Department of Housing and Residence Life before they are posted. The guidelines and prior approval process outlined pertain to bulletin boards and other University-controlled spaces in the residence halls. Only flyers for recognized university groups and organizations in good standing will be considered for posting.