Since 2017, UCF has been recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus by NASPA, an association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession, for its initiatives to register and encourage students to vote.

In addition to hosting an early voting site on campus and in support of a healthy campus political environment, here are some of the events and programs shared by various organizations and departments across campus that are scheduled for the UCF community in preparation of a variety of potential reactions to this year’s election.

All events are open to students, faculty and staff, unless noted otherwise.

Both the Social Justice and Advocacy Lounge and Pride Commons will offer open spaces for students to have small group discussions Nov. 2 through 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For students needing to speak with someone, the following options are available:

Student Care Services will have a person on campus able to respond as needed to locations and to meet with students virtually. Please call for 407-823-5607 for availability.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will have counselors available daily, and students may also schedule tele-mental health visits. Students requiring counseling should call 407-823-2811 or come to CAPS to be directed to a tele-health room. If necessary, face-to-face sessions are available but must follow UCF’s COVID guidelines.

The Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) supports mental health through various exercise classes and opportunities, such as yoga and mindful meditation, which are listed below.

TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) — a self-guided interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression and other concerns — is available 24/7 for students. The program provides brief exercises, relaxation videos and mood tracking.

For faculty and staff needing to speak with someone:

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides resources to help employees and their dependents. The EAP, administered by Health Advocate, provides confidential, short-term counseling at no cost to the employee. Call the Health Advocate Toll-Free Number at 877-240-6863 or visit HealthAdvocate.com/members.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

1 to 2:30 p.m.
CAPS Racial Healing Group
Join fellow students of color to express, process and heal from negative race-based experiences. Topics may include racial bias, discrimination, racial identity, systemic racism, intersecting identities and empowerment. To schedule an initial appointment, please call 407-823-2811.

5 to 9 p.m.
The NAACP at UCF Goes Live on Election Day
At various times, six student organizations will be live on their Instagram accounts for real conversations while watching the results. Times and IG accounts are as follow:
5 p.m. – Caribbean Student Association (csa_ucf)
5:30 p.m. – UCF Dems (demsucf)
6 p.m. – SISTUHS (sistuhs_ucf)
7 p.m. – Club Kreyol (clubkreyol_ucf)
8 p.m. – John T. Washington Society (jtwhs_ucf)
9 p.m. – The National Pan-Hellenic Council (nphc_ucf)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHGJx2IsTiw/?igshid=1gyzs4t7wfjdz 

4 p.m.
Yoga
ucf.zoom.us/j/92132441803

8 p.m.
Guided Meditation/Yoga Nidra
ucf.zoom.us/j/95655875497

TBD
Election Day Canvassing
Join the UCF College Republicans to learn more about President Donald Trump’s accomplishment’s while in office.
Outside Ferrel Commons

Wednesday, Nov. 4

7:30 a.m.
Sunrise Yoga
Lake Claire

3 p.m.
Matters of Diversity with Dr. B
Join Interim Chief Diversity Officer S. Kent Butler on YouTube for a live conversation with UCF counseling professors and counselors from across the state, discussing ways to talk about mental health and the outcome of the election.
youtube.com/channel/UCKZwSu_zPMXx7NdKFW4683A

4 to 5 p.m.
CAPS Post-Election Support Space
Join fellow students to discuss your feelings and thoughts about the outcome of the election in a safe and respectful place.
ucf.zoom.us/j/96984274558?pwd=ZTg1VmE3TDV6K3dmY1Jzd0tqNnlmUT09

4 p.m.
Pilates
ucf.zoom.us/j/95001700050

6 p.m.
Yoga
ucf.zoom.us/j/92132441803

6:30 p.m.
Yoga
UCF Downtown Recreation & Wellness Center

Thursday, Nov. 5

9 a.m.
Yoga
ucf.zoom.us/j/92132441803

9:15 a.m.
7-mile Hike
Black Bear Wilderness, Sanford
Organized by Outdoor Adventure

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Supporting Black Knights: Surviving the Racial Pandemic
Join fellow Black students for an open discussion on your experiences with recent and historical racially charged events. This will be a safe space to express yourself and receive support from Black counselors from CAPS.
Please register no later than 30 minutes before the start time.
bit.ly/CAPSWorkshops-Fall_2020-Registration

5 p.m.
Yoga
ucf.zoom.us/j/92132441803

Friday, Nov. 6

7:30 a.m.
Sunrise Yoga
Lake Claire

10 a.m.
Tai Chi
UCF Arboretum

3 p.m.
Matters of Diversity with Dr. B
Join Interim Chief Diversity Officer S. Kent Butler on YouTube for a live conversation with UCF counseling doctoral students on how the election impacts students’ well-being.
youtube.com/channel/UCKZwSu_zPMXx7NdKFW4683A

5 p.m.
Yoga
ucf.zoom.us/j/92132441803

Tuesday, Nov. 10

1 to 2:30 p.m.
CAPS Racial Healing Group
Join fellow students of color to express, process and heal from negative race-based experiences. Topics may include racial bias, discrimination, racial identity, systemic racism, intersecting identities and empowerment.
To schedule an initial appointment, please call 407-823-2811.

Have an event you’d like to add? Please send it to [email protected].