Dear students,

With Thanksgiving behind us and final exams and the holidays quickly approaching, this time of year often comes with increased anxiety and unease.

Breathe — you’ve got this! Make a plan for preparation, schedule time for study and for self-care, do one thing at a time and check things off the list as you go. You will reach the finish line.

To help you balance your schoolwork with opportunities to refresh and recharge, I am sharing the many UCF resources available to support your success and well-being.

Academic Support

If you are looking for some additional support with particular classes, check out Study Union now through Dec. 5. Before and during final exam week, the Student Academic Resource Center will host multiple in-person and virtual final exam review sessions spanning a variety of academic subjects.

Academic Services helps you navigate state and university policies related to academic record changes, curriculum file management, degree audits and graduation requirements. For more information about any of these services, you can visit us in Millican Hall in Room 161.

Mental Health Resources

It’s important to prioritize taking care of your mental health. Take advantage of these resources here at UCF to help you:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS offers free mental health walk-ins, and their 24/7 crisis hotline can be reached by calling 407-823-2811 and pressing 5.
  • Therapy Assistance Online (TAO): TAO is a self-guided interactive program that aids with managing anxiety, depression and other concerns.
  • Togetherall: Togetherall is a peer-to-peer space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings in a supportive environment, with trained professionals on hand 24/7.

Well-being Services

If you are facing unexpected challenges, reach out to Student Care Services for wrap-around care and support. The office can be reached by calling 407-823-5607, emailing and by submitting a Student of Concern form for yourself or a fellow Knight.

Wellness and Health Promotion Services offers wellness coaching to assist with your health goals and help you make lifestyle changes to optimize your well-being. Staff can help with nutrition, physical activity, stress management and more. Call 407-823-5841 to make an appointment.

Other UCF Resources

UCF has an abundance of additional resources available to you. Whether you need them now or down the road, please do not hesitate to reach out.

  • Knights Helping Knights Pantry: available for Knights who need support with items such as food, clothing and toiletries.
  • Student Legal Services: offers free legal advice, consultation and court representation in select areas of law that students encounter most often, including lease agreements and assistance.
  • Emergency Funding: for those who are facing financial insecurity, contact Student Care Services for an application to be considered for emergency funds.
  • Ombuds Office: provides all members of the university community with an independent, confidential and neutral place to share concerns and seek resolution.
  • Report a Concern: use this website as a guide to report an incident or concern.

We wish you every success on final exams and a happy, safe holiday season.