Check out our student services below!
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.
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 First Year Experience (FYE). 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 the Pegasus Parent Program 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.
Knowing your status is the first step in keeping yourself and others safe. With HIV and STI testing from both UCF Student Health Services and UCF Wellness and Health Promotion 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Florida high school students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class can benefit from the Top 10 Knights program, which was launched to recognize student academic achievement and to provide Florida students and families with more certainty regarding the UCF admission process.
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.
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.
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.