Safety and Transportation
Are safety escorts available?
Yes, students, faculty, staff and visitors can request a safety escort by calling (407) 823-5555.
Do I need to purchase a UCF parking permit to park on the downtown campus?
Yes, you need to purchase a UCF parking permit to park on the downtown campus. But, your UCF parking permit can be used in both the Garage on Parramore Avenue and the Garage on Amelia Street. Your UCF Parking permit is valid at UCF Downtown and on the main campus.
Will I have to pay more for parking at UCF Downtown?
If I don't have a car, how can I get to UCF's main campus?
Is the campus safe?
UCF Downtown has a dedicated police force at the campus, available 24/7, located in a sub-station on Amelia Street. The campus includes uniformed patrols, video surveillance, blue light phones, and emergency alert systems. This plan is the result of coordination and planning between the UCF Police department and City of Orlando Police department over the past four years to collaborate on safety at UCF Downtown, which includes partnership ridealongs and inclusion in weekly crime meetings to understand trends in the area.
Are tours currently being provided?
Because of the critical need for social distancing, guided tours have been suspended until further notice. Instead of touring campus, we encourage you to utilize our online resources to learn about UCF.
- View our Admissions Information Session to learn about the application process, admission requirements, timelines, scholarships and more.
- Sign up for a virtual information session, student panel or counseling session with our staff or with current students.
- Take a video tour of UCF Downtown and the Main Campus. Explore UnionWest and Dr. Phillips Academic Commons – or virtually visit UCF’s iconic Reflecting Pond and Memory Mall.
- Take an online housing tour to explore the features and amenities of UnionWest.
- Download the UCF Undergraduate Viewbook. Explore information on majors, support services, traditions, athletics and more. Plus, read profiles of current students, faculty and alumni.
- Subscribe to the UCF Admissions YouTube page and LIKE or FOLLOW us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We’re @ucfdowntown and @ucfadmissions.
We know this is a difficult time for students and families and we appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor and adapt to this developing situation. Our admissions team is available to chat with you on social media and answer your emails. You can direct messages to us on the platforms above or email us at email@example.com. You can also call us at 407-823-3000.
Location and Academics
Where is UCF Downtown located?
The campus is located at 500 W. Livingston Street on 68 acres of city-owned land in downtown Orlando’s Creative Village, where about 15 acres between Livingston and Amelia streets and across from the UCF Communication and Media Building have been designated for higher education.
What academic programs are offered at UCF Downtown?
The UCF Downtown committees looked at which programs would provide students with more educational opportunities, such as internships or research partnerships with businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments in the downtown area. The full list of academic programs align with three emerging industry clusters in digital entertainment and communication, health care technology and administration, and public service.
Can students take all of their classes downtown?
More than 20 academic programs are offered at UCF Downtown. Lower-level courses will be offered both downtown and on the main campus. If an academic program is relocating downtown in fall 2019, all of the required courses in that degree program are held at the downtown campus or—if offered by the program—online.
Can I access the downtown campus as an online student?
As an online student, you have access to UCF Downtown resources including advising, the campus bookstore, library services, and experiential learning and internships.
How many students does UCF Downtown serve?
Stimulating downtown Orlando and providing a true college experience means having a critical mass of students. With more than 7,000 students, UCF Downtown brings a vibrant campus to the heart of downtown Orlando.
Tuition and Fees
How much does it cost to attend UCF Downtown?
Costs to attend UCF Downtown are the same as main campus for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. In fact, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to realize a reduced cost of attendance by taking co-listed general education courses offered to both UCF and Valencia students.
Will I incur any additional fees at UCF Downtown?
No, student fees are not affected by the new campus.
Housing and Meals
Who can live in downtown student housing?
Is there a meal plan for downtown students?
There is no meal plan at UCF Downtown.
Where can I eat on the downtown campus?
The first floor of UnionWest will include quick-service food options and the Campus Store will include a full-service cafe. Until the restaurants open, food trucks are available between the Communication and Media Building and Dr. Phillips Academics Commons. Many other restaurants are also available within walking distance of the campus.
Will my orientation be downtown?
For fall 2020, Freshman and Transfer students will complete their New Knight Virtual Experience. Although Orientation experience will be completed virtually, you are expected to still be available for the entirety of your Orientation date/program. Students may have different requirements throughout the day depending on their major/college.
You must register and pay for an Orientation session date on the Orientation website if you have not done so already.
Partnerships and Feedback
How can I share my thoughts or questions about the project?
How can I learn more about partnering with UCF Downtown?
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support UCF Downtown either through business partnerships or community initiatives, contact the UCF Downtown team at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about how you can financially support the project, contact Mike Morsberger, Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development and CEO of the UCF Foundation, Inc., at Mike.Mors@ucf.edu.