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Learn more about UCF’s plans to build a campus in downtown Orlando and ask questions about the project during two open forums the week after Spring Break.

Students are invited to an open forum from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Student Union’s Cape Florida Ballroom (Rm 316D).

Faculty and staff are invited to an open forum from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Student Union’s Garden Key Meeting Room (Rm 221).

UCF Downtown is a multi-year venture that eventually could be home to about 13,000 UCF and Valencia College students.

The campus, proposed on about 15 to 20 acres in Orlando’s Creative Village, would initially build from the strengths of UCF’s other academic programs in the area. UCF’s Center for Emerging Media and its graduate video game design and development school, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, are across the street from the Creative Village site.

UCF’s proposal to the Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System of Florida, recommended first moving programs related to interactive entertainment, digital media, art and film, as well as programs from the Nicholson School of Communication. Those suggestions came from a committee made up of about 30 faculty members, administrators and staff, with input from students. 

Final decisions about academic programs at UCF Downtown will come later this spring.

In addition to academic programs, student services, housing and parking will also be part of UCF Downtown.

To learn more about the project, visit the UCF Downtown website.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Faculty and Staff Open Forum has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 24.)