ACADEMICS & AMBITION
At UCF, you’ll interact with caring faculty, immerse yourself in new challenges, explore groundbreaking research opportunities, and enjoy our student-centered approach to higher education. Discover what makes UCF exciting and engaging by learning about our 13 colleges and more than 230 degree programs.
A NOTE FROM ALUMNI
KEILA WALKER-DENIS ’07
Miami native Keila Walker-Denis ’07 has experienced many hurricanes, but interning with a local emergency management department as a student gave her a new perspective on natural disasters and other crises. The public administration and emergency management grad continues to build her expertise in the field while working for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and serving on UCF’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board.
“I love the pride that fellow Knights share knowing that we are all products from a world-class university with highly respected programs.”
FIVE SPACES TO CREATE, COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE
Looking for a quiet place to study, a cool spot to meet friends or a state-of-the-art outlet for your creativity? Here are five interesting spaces around campus to fuel big ideas and bright futures.
JOHN C. HITT LIBRARY
No one studies the same way you do, which is why it’s nice to have so many options for quiet and inspiring environments all over campus, including the newly expanded John C. Hitt Library.
GAMES AND INTERACTIVE MEDIA MAKER SPACE
The Games and Interactive Media Maker Space at UCF Downtown gives students access to Ultimaker 3D printers, Glowforge laser cutters, Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets and more.
Go out on a limb — or a trunk. Take advantage of the palm trees on Memory Mall by hanging up a hammock and relaxing in the shade.
Located outside the Burnett Honors College next to the Student Union, the campus koi pond is the ideal spot to relax and gain serenity.
LAKE CLAIRE RECREATION AREA
Gather your friends to grill out, play beach volleyball or go canoeing. Lake Claire is a beautiful spot to unwind and unplug for a bit.
A NOTE FROM FACULTY
Assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Kareem Ahmed always looks forward to teaching students the knowledge he’s attained throughout his career and seeing them explore and go beyond. He also serves as director of UCF’s Propulsion and Energy Research Laboratory, where he leads novel research methods in propulsion and energy production.
“There are numerous opportunities for internships with partners at industry and government research labs, including opportunities internationally. We currently offer the College Work Experience Program with industry partners such as Lockheed Martin. There are other programs with SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Siemens, Disney, Air Force Research Laboratory, Navy Research Laboratory and NASA.”
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