On Thursday, October 29, UCF and Valencia Community College will host the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new University Center located on Valencia’s West Campus.

The 100,000-square foot University Center opened its doors to 775 UCF students in August. The $23 million shared facility has more than 40 classrooms, a state-of-the-art testing center, computer labs, study rooms, faculty and staff offices and a café. The new facility enables UCF to expand it bachelor’s and graduate degree offerings in West Orlando.

Since 2006, UCF has guaranteed admission to all Valencia graduates through DirectConnect to UCF, the most productive community college/university partnership in the nation. Nearly 27,000 Valencia students are currently participating in DirectConnect to UCF.

The dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony are open to the public. The event will be held at the University Center (Building 11) and begins at 9 a.m. followed by tours of the facility.

For more information, call 407.582.5500.