The 106,000-square-foot facility expands the university’s presence in Seminole County creating more opportunities for SCC graduates and residents to earn degrees. The center will include 29 multimedia classrooms, faculty offices, a state-of-the-art library, and space for shared student services.

UCF currently offers nine degree programs and serves over 1,000 UCF students at its regional campus in Sanford/Lake Mary. The new building will give UCF the space to add courses in Seminole County, part of its initiative to offer more Central Florida students better access to higher education.

Since 2006, UCF has guaranteed access to all SCC graduates through DirectConnect to UCF, the most productive community college-university partnership in the country. The program also offers graduates of Valencia, Lake-Sumter and Brevard community colleges guaranteed admission to the university. This partnership provides students a seamless transition to UCF through shared academic programs, advising and financial aid resources.