Student Development and Enrollment Services
Academic advisors help you make important decisions like choosing classes, selecting a major and staying on track for graduation. Need to know about registration, financial aid, career options and dozens of other details? We can help with that, too. Get to know your UCF advisor and you’ll go far.
If you’ve ever wanted to get fit but were worried about fitting in—worry no more. The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the nation’s leading campus recreation departments for creating space for students of all abilities to play, work out and compete against each other. At the RWC, we value the opportunity to provide quality programs and services that are accessible to the entire UCF community.
At UCF, we understand that every student is unique. And we believe each one deserves the same level of respect and understanding. That’s why we established the Social Justice and Advocacy office. Our role is to promote a welcoming campus environment where diversity is valued and equality is essential.
What’s it like to live on campus? It means being in the center of everything—classes, food, study spots, student resources, athletic events and social happenings—all within walking distance. Living on campus also provides you with endless opportunities to get involved in student activities and succeed academically. At UCF, the on-campus living experience truly makes a big difference.
Studies show that everyone—yes, everyone—can benefit from therapy and counseling. Whether you’re experiencing short-term stress or long-term challenges, it’s important to talk about your feelings and take care of your mental health. That’s why UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, or CAPS, provides comprehensive psychological services to our students free of charge.
Does your college, major or employer require you to be First Aid and CPR/AED certified? Are you looking to gain lifesaving skills as part of your own development? Look no further than the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. Our Risk Management Instructors are American Red Cross® certified to teach CPR/AED and First Aid courses.
Hungry for variety? UCF Dining Services has you covered with an array of convenient dining options. Whether you’re picking up a quick snack or sitting down to a well-balanced meal, and whether you live on campus or commute to class, we have a dining membership that’s right for you.
Looking to turn your academic break into a professional opportunity? Then take a look at UCF’s Externship Program. This short-term training program pairs students with employer partners for a unique job shadowing experience. Externships vary from one to five days in length and there is no cost to participate.
From scholarships and grants to student loans, there are many ways to pay for college — and many questions, too. Fortunately, you can find all your answers at the Office of Financial Assistance, your go-to place for understanding how to pay for college and make the best of your investment.
Ready to become a Knight? Make sure your first stop is the First Year Experience (FYE) office. With resources aimed at student success and opportunities to get engaged in the UCF community, FYE provides students and family members the support they need to make a smooth transition into UCF. From Orientation for new students to Pegasus Palooza and beyond, FYE is here to help.
The Knights Helping Knights Pantry provides UCF students with access to free food and necessities when they need it most. The thriving food pantry program, which began in 2009 as a class project in a first-year LEAD Scholars course, is located in Ferrell Commons next to the All Knight Study facility.
Working out doesn’t have to mean going it alone or sticking to predictable routines. Instead, check out Group Exercise programs at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. You can join high-intensity workouts like cardio dance, bootcamp, spinning and kickboxing, or enrich your mind and body with yoga, barre and foam rolling. With nearly 100 classes each week, there’s something for everyone.
Feeling sick or experiencing an injury? At UCF Student Health Services, students have access to convenient, high-quality health care without having to leave campus. Our providers are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of concerns, including skin conditions, colds and flu, infections, depression, injuries and more. Best of all, office visits are free for students who are currently enrolled.
Curious about cooking? Trying to choose healthy foods on a budget? Here are a few fresh-picked options you’ll love, including free cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and organic produce. Get details below or visit Wellness and Health Promotion Services to learn about FreshU: Grown at UCF programs.
Knowing your status is the first step in keeping yourself and others safe. And with free HIV and STI testing from UCF Student Health Services, it’s easy to get tested and have a better understanding of your health. If you are 25 or younger and sexually active, you should be screened for sexually transmitted infections at least once a year—even if you don’t have symptoms
Whether you’re an all-star athlete or a rookie of the year, you’ll love the fun and competitive edge of UCF Intramural Sports. Team leagues and individual sports take place year round and include flag football, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, golf and more. Best of all, you have the chance to win a coveted IM Sports Champion shirt.
Curious about canoeing? Pumped to go paddleboarding? Look no further than the Lake Claire Recreation Area. Located at the north end of Greek Park Drive, Lake Claire gives students the opportunity to explore nature by kayak, play sand volleyball or have a cookout with friends. Best of all, it’s free!
UCF is proud to be an inclusive community that values diversity in its many forms. Leading the way is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ+) Services, which serves to connect our diverse student population to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve the vision of a stronger, healthier and more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and their allies.
Put your future on a path to success with the UCF Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program (CWEP). CWEP is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world work experience at Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company located here in Orlando.
Stressed out? Sore after an intense workout or Dance Marathon? Treat yourself to a calming and restorative massage. UCF students, faculty and staff have access to discounted massage therapy services performed by licensed massage therapists. Rates are reduced for students and start at just $30 for a 30-minute massage.
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers! Turn your compass toward UCF’s Outdoor Adventure program and you’ll discover a whole new world of excitement and thrills. From hiking, biking and climbing to rafting, paddling and camping, students of all experience levels are welcome to take part in the activities our team offers. UCF Outdoor Adventure also offers accessible and inclusive outdoor equipment so every Knight can enjoy the outdoors.
Getting and staying fit takes work. For some of us, it takes a little motivation, too. If you’re looking for one-on-one guidance or a customized workout experience at a low cost, UCF Fitness Personal Training has the gym buddy for you. Our team of nationally accredited and certified personal trainers are available for fee-based, 60-minute sessions all year round. Better yet, your first session is free.
Questions about a new prescription? Ready to refill an existing medication? Look no further than the UCF Pharmacy, a state-of-the-art facility located on campus in the Health Center. Our pharmacists are professionals who are dedicated to providing compassionate patient education and excellent customer service.
If you’re ready to quit smoking, we’re ready to help. Smoke-Free UCF offers programs and prescriptions to assist students and faculty members in breaking the habit. Six-week classes led by Quit Smoking Now facilitators are available for groups and individuals. Classes are free and include nicotine replacement therapies, such as gum, lozenges and patches.
If you are a student in recovery, know that you are not alone. We understand the challenges of being in recovery, especially on a college campus. That’s why we created the Collegiate Recovery Community at UCF as a way to foster a sense of belonging and accomplishment for students who choose to lead a sober lifestyle. As a result, students are able to flourish in academics and in their personal lives.
Don’t let classes and college life stress you out. Take control with stress-reduction techniques designed to help you decrease anxiety, increase focus and concentration, and improve sleep. Visit Wellness & Health Promotion Services to discover Relaxation Stations, biofeedback, meditation classes, our Journal to Self-Discovery program and more.
Searching for a job? Be sure your resume is updated and outstanding. After all, your resume represents you when you aren't there, and it may determine whether or not you get an interview. No matter what job you’re applying for, it’s important that you take time to write an effective resume and personalized cover letter — and we can help.
If you’re serious about playing sports, you seriously need to check out UCF Sport Clubs. With opportunities for recreational, instructional and competitive growth, Sport Clubs are perfect for students who were athletes in high school or students who are looking for new challenges. Beginners are always welcome! Choose from more than 40 club teams, including paintball, kiteboarding, tae kwon do, ice hockey, lacrosse and volleyball, and compete in intercollegiate events across the country.
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. Can you spot the warning signs and help make a difference? With our suicide prevention course, you will be trained to QPR — question, persuade and refer — someone who may be suicidal.
Need a boost in biology or extra help in organic chemistry? Be sure to check out Supplemental Instruction. SI sessions are open to all students who want to increase their understanding of course material and improve their grades. These voluntary, peer-assisted study groups offer students a chance to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying and quiz each other before big tests
Ready to make a splash by learning how to swim or becoming a better swimmer? The UCF Aquatics team is ready to help. Our certified Water Safety Instructors provide swimmers of all levels—beginner, intermediate and advanced—with free group lessons during the spring, summer and fall. We also offer one-on-one support through private, fee-based lessons available all year round.
Get an edge on your academics with free tutoring from the Student Academic Resource Center (SARC). Peer tutoring sessions are provided in more than 30 subjects each semester, and we offer tutoring labs designed specifically for our student veterans and students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Reading is fundamental — and also required in many courses at UCF. For textbooks, school supplies, apparel and so much more, stop by the UCF Bookstore. Textbooks are available for purchase and rental, and we offer a buyback program for many materials throughout the semester.
The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is more than a place—it’s the place to be. It’s a positive environment for getting fit and staying healthy, as well as a way to meet new friends and explore a variety of athletic offerings. UCF is nationally recognized for our comprehensive year-round programming in Aquatics, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Adventure and Sport Clubs. We value diversity at the RWC and are proud to offer something for everyone and every skill level.
From certification tests to exit exams, the University Testing Center offers a variety of tests and services to UCF students, prospective students, alumni and the surrounding community. Our facility features a secure and comfortable environment with 46 testing stations across three technologically advanced computer labs, as well as a traditional paper-pencil testing center.
The Veterans Academic Resource Center recognizes and supports student veterans as they transition from military to student life. Located on the first floor of the CFE Arena, VARC is a welcoming environment with services to help student veterans make a smooth transition to college, access their benefits and succeed at UCF.
At UCF Wellness and Health Promotion Services, we believe in GPS—goals, plans and success. When you set goals and make plans, it’s far easier to succeed. But you don’t have to do it on your own. With one-on-one Wellness Coaching Sessions, we help you take the guesswork out of achieving a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
UCF Women's Care, located in the Purple Pod of the UCF Health Center, is dedicated to providing care designed for the unique needs of women. The Purple Pod is a warm, caring environment where board-certified gynecologists and certified nurse practitioners provide preventive and acute gynecologic care. As a UCF student, your routine visits are free. There are nominal charges for lab work and specialty care services.