On August 20, the Welcome Expo connected students to various UCF and community businesses. The expo had record-breaking 3,422 students in attendance.

Students had the opportunity to meet with:

  • Over 20 vendors gave free-giveaways to attendees and discussed services that each company delivers.
  • 34 UCF departments provided students the opportunity to understand their function and ability to assist them with a “successful transition” into UCF.
  • 82 Registered Student Organizations showcased how fun it is to become socially integrated into UCF and how students can be active outside of the classroom. 
  • The event was hosted by First Year Advising and Exploration, and was sponsored by Fairwinds Credit Union.

    The Welcome Expo occurs during the first week of classes which also coincides with the drop/swap and add deadlines. Because of these deadlines, FYAE offered Walk-In Hours that day. Students could attend Welcome Expo, but those who needed assistance were directed to Howard Phillips Hall where several advisors were on stand-by throughout the event. 

    It remains a consistent priority that the needs of students are at the forefront of our mission. FYAE is committed to continuing the tradition of Welcome Expo and furnishing a positive experience for all students.     

    First Year Advising and Exploration is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.