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University of Central Florida

Motto: Reach for the Stars[1]
Established 1963[2]
Type: Public
Space Grant[3]
Endowment: $115.33 million[2]
President: Dr. John C. Hitt
Provost: Terry Hickey
Faculty: 1,734[2]
Students: 48,497[2]
Undergraduates: 41,320[2]
Postgraduates: 7,177[2]
Doctoral students: 1,618[2]
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Campus: 1415 acres (5.73 km²)[2]
Former names: Florida Technological University
Colors: Black and Gold            
Nickname: Knights
Mascot: Knightro
Athletics: NCAA Division I, C-USA
16 varsity teams
Website: www.ucf.edu

The University of Central Florida (commonly referred to as UCF) is a university located in Orlando, Florida. UCF is the Largest undergraduate school in the state of Florida, the second largest school-including graduate programs, and is the sixth-largest university in the nation. UCF is a TLA that may stand for: University of Central Florida UCF Knights University College Falmouth United Citizen Federation as well as: Ulster Cancer Foundation Ulster Cycling Federation Undergraduate computing facility (several universities) Unicorn Childrens Foundation United Church Foundation United Community Fund (ucf. ... Image File history File links UCF_Seal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... John C. Hitt is the current president of the University of Central Florida (UCF). ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 261. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... This article is about the color. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Knightro is the University of Central Floridas costumed mascot. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 261. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of largest U.S. universities by enrollment includes only individual campuses of four-year universities. ...


UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida. It was founded in 1963 as Florida Technological University with the goal of providing highly trained personnel to support the Kennedy Space Center, located only 35 miles (56 km) to the east, and to this day maintains a satellite campus at the Space Center. In 1978 the school was renamed the University of Central Florida as its academic scope had expanded to encompass all academic fields. In 1990, the University of Central Florida founded the Space Education and Research Center[4] and is a member of the NASA Space grant colleges.[3] The State University System of Florida (SUS, or SUSF out-of-state) is a system of universities indirectly governed by the State of Florida. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ...


As of 2007, total enrollment consists of a 49,000 student body seeking bachelor's degrees through doctorates, as well as certificates and specialist degrees. The university is organized into twelve colleges providing nearly 100 separate courses of study with the majority of the population located at the main campus, approximately 13 miles (21 km) east of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) south of Daytona Beach.[2] Since its rapid growth starting in the late 1990s UCF has expanded its influence through out Florida and now consists of twelve satellite campuses in eastern central Florida.[2] The University of Central Florida is listed in “The Best 361 Colleges: 2006 Edition” by The Princeton Review.[5] The Princeton Review’s recognition comes as the academic quality of UCF students continues to rise. In the 2007 edition of US News, it is ranked as a Tier 3 National University.[6] In the Fall of 2006, UCF's admission rate declined drastically from 61% of prospective students admitted to only 46%, as a result of more and more students applying to the university each year. Freshmen admitted in Fall 2007 posted average SAT scores of 1217, ACT scores of 26.1 and weighted high school GPAs of 3.72.[7] UCF has been very successful in recruiting National Merit Scholars and is one of the Top 50 schools in the country by enrollment with 43 scholars.[8] According to a report released by the university in 2008, UCF is second only to the University of Florida in National Merit Scholar enrollment in the state of Florida. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A certificate is an official document affirming some fact. ... The Specialist degree in the English-speaking world The Specialist degree is found in some programs of education or psychology and is awarded for study beyond the Masters degree but below the doctorate. ... Daytona redirects here. ... A satellite campus is the campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ... “PSAT” redirects here. ...


UCF's official colors are black and gold, the various sports teams go by the name of Knights and the official mascot is a male gold-armored black knight named Knightro. The UCF academic logo is a Pegasus.[9] This article is about the color. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights. ... Knightro is the University of Central Floridas costumed mascot. ... For other uses, see Pegasus (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

The university was established on June 11, 1963 when the Florida State Legislature passed Bill No. 125, and it was signed into law by Governor Farris Bryant. The first classes began in October 1968 at a total enrollment of 1,948 students. UCF was known as Florida Technological University, nicknamed Florida Tech, from its establishment until December 6, 1978, when it was renamed to University of Central Florida by the State House. FTU's former rival, the Florida Institute of Technology, has since been known as Florida Tech. In 2003, UCF had the distinction of being the fastest-growing university in the United States in terms of undergraduate enrollment. On August 2, 2005 the University of Central Florida awarded its 150,000th degree. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... Cecil Farris Bryant (July 26, 1914 - March 1, 2002) was the thirty-fourth governor of Florida. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...


One of the founding goals of the university was to act as a support system for the Kennedy Space Center, which is located about 35 miles (56 km) away. Additionally, the nearby Central Florida Research Park, which infuses research funds into the university and draws many interns and graduates from it, has a major focus of simulation as well as space- and defense-related research. Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center (shown in white). ... // The Central Florida Research Park, abutting the main University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida, is a university-related research park established as a result of legislation passed by the Florida Legislature in 1978. ... This article is about the general term. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory. ...


The official colors of the university were chosen by Charles N. Millican, UCF's Founding President. When the first student handbook was being drafted, the university had no mascot. So, Kevin Yee, one of the designers of the university's official seal, created the Citronaut, an orange with the head of an astronaut, as a possible mascot for FTU, and it was put on the cover of the handbook. This remained the University "mascot" for a year until students petitioned Student Government to establish an official mascot. The student newspaper, the Future, drafted up their ideas of what the mascot should look like. The night nurse at the Health Center, Judy Hines, proposed a mascot with these criteria, along with a graphic representation drawn by her husband Gene, to SGA. "Vincent the Vulture" remained the schools unofficial mascot for over a year. Eventually, the students voted and selected the "Knight of Pegasus" as their official mascot. Until 1994, the Knights were represented by a jouster from the Medieval Times dinner show. That year, Knightro was introduced at the homecoming event, the "Spirit Splash". Two years later, UCF students were introduced to Knightro's girlfriend, Glycerin.[10] Charles N. Millican was the founding President for the University of Central Florida (although UCF was originally named Florida Technology University). ... Knightro is the University of Central Floridas costumed mascot. ...


Academics

Colleges

The university currently houses eleven colleges to offer 95 baccalaureate programs, 97 master's programs, 3 specialist programs, and 28 doctoral programs. In addition, 70% of the faculty have doctorates, and 42% currently have tenure at the university.[2] The retention rate of the freshman class was 83%. The acceptance rate of the 2006 incoming freshmen was 46%, making UCF the second most selective university in the state of Florida.[citation needed] A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doctoral may refer to: Doctorate Doctor of Philosophy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


Burnett Honors College

Dean: Alvin Y. Wang


In 1998, the UCF Honors Program was granted college status. Al and Nancy Burnett donated almost 1.5 million dollars toward the completion of a building to house the new honors college, and it was subsequently named the Burnett Honors College in their honor. The Burnett Honors College's building was completed in May 2002, and dedicated on October 23, 2002. The mission of the college is to provide a challenging academic program and a foundation for future achievement to UCF's most academically talented undergraduate students. With only about 1500 students in the college during an academic year, the Burnett Honors College combines the intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large metropolitan research university. The Burnett Honors College does not have any departments or offer any degrees by itself; all of its students are also students of one of the other colleges at the university. Honors students benefit from being able to take smaller Honors-versions of both lower-division and upper-division university courses (most of which are limited to a 20-student capacity whereas some regular class sections at the university have hundreds of students), being able to enroll in Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars, usage of a private Honors Computer Lab and an Honors Reading Room, extended library privileges, scholarship opportunities, and other advantages. It offers two distinct Honors programs for students: University Honors, which is a 4-year program (students must apply as high school seniors) that requires students to take a certain number of Honors-level courses, and Honors in the Major, which allows juniors and seniors to conduct original research within their major and write an Honors Undergraduate Thesis (these programs are not mutually exclusive). If a student completes one of these programs, an Honors distinction corresponding to the program that they completed will appear on the student's diploma and transcript. The college also offers many events and programs--such as the Student-Mentor Academic Research Teams (SMART) Program--that are open to UCF students regardless of whether they are Honors students or not, as well as the Office of Student Scholarship and Fellowship Advisement, which provides information and preparation services for all UCF students interested in applying for prestigious scholarships and fellowships. is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For other uses, see Metropolis (disambiguation). ... A seminar is, generally, a form of academic instruction, either at a university or offered by a commercial or professional organization. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... This article is about the thesis in academia. ... Transcript can have several meanings depending on the context used. ...


College of Arts and Humanities

Dean: José B. Fernández


The College of Arts & Humanities was established in January 2006 after the division of the former College of Arts & Sciences into two separate colleges. It comprises two divisions: the Division of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Humanities. The Division of Visual and Performing Arts consists the departments of Art, Music, and Theater, as well as the School of Film and Digital Media, and the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, which was established in partnership with Electronic Arts and offers a curriculum that trains students to become professional video game designers and producers. The Division of Humanities consists of the departments of English, History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... This article is about motion pictures. ... Audio & Visual Media Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ... The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy [1] (FIEA) is a downtown campus of the University of Central Florida that was created in 2004 by the Universitys School of Film and Digital Media [2] and Electronic Arts. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ...


College of Business Administration

UCF's Business Administration building in 2006, after a recent renovation
UCF's Business Administration building in 2006, after a recent renovation

Dean: Thomas L. Keon Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (925x658, 89 KB) Author: Edward Petersen Source: own camera I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (925x658, 89 KB) Author: Edward Petersen Source: own camera I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


The College of Business Administration offers programs in accounting, economics, finance, business administration, management, management information systems, marketing, and real estate , which were developed in response to the demands of the local business community. It is ranked in the top 100 undergraduate programs by Business Week. The Wall Street Journal ranks the DeVos Sport Business Management program among the top 5 in the nation.[11] In the Fall of 2003, UCF had the highest passing rate in the nation on the National CPA exam. In 1993, through work by alumni, faculty, business leaders, and students, the college developed the Business Education 2010 (BE2010) curriculum that is in used today. This curriculum focuses on specific competencies that are integrated throughout all coursework: Teamwork, Communication, Creativity, Adaptation to Change, Diversity, and Ethics.[12] It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Finance studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, taking into account the risks entailed in their projects. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... For other uses, see Management (disambiguation). ... Management Information Systems (MIS), are information systems, typically computer based, that are used within an organization. ... Next big thing redirects here. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...


College of Education

Dean: Sandra L. Robinson


The College of Education awards nearly 60 academic degrees to prepare students for a career in both primary and secondary education. The college is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and houses the UCF Academy for Teaching, Learning and Leadership. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit teacher certification programmes at U.S. colleges and universities. ...


College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dean: Neal C. Gallagher


Housing some of the university's showcase majors, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has three major divisions: the Engineering and Computer Science Division (which houses UCF's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science), the Engineering Technology Division, and the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Division. The Engineering and Computer Science Division consists of the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (School of EECS) founded in 1999 as a result of the merger of the School of Computer Science with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, plus three other engineering departments: the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ... Computer engineering (also called electronic and computer engineering) is a discipline that combines elements of both electrical engineering and computer science. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... Environmental engineering[1][2] is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. ...

UCF College of Engineering
UCF College of Engineering

Department, the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) Department, and the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department. The School of EECS separated back into its constituent parts in 2003, but then merged again into its current form. The Engineering Technology Division consists of the Engineering technology (ENT) Department. The ROTC Division consists of the Aerospace Studies Department (Air Force ROTC) and the Military Science Department (Army ROTC). Overall, the college offers more than 100 degree programs. The college recently saw the completion of a third Engineering Building which was designed in 2000-2002 for the School of EECS with a $15 million allocation from the State of Florida. The Harris Corporation recently donated $6 million to the College of Engineering & Computer Science, causing the building's name to be the Harris Corporation Engineering Center. UCF's College of Engineering & Computer Science was recently classified as a research university (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is the highest level of classification. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1664x1248, 344 KB) UCF College of Engineering I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1664x1248, 344 KB) UCF College of Engineering I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Engineering technology (ET) is a cross between engineering (which is more research-based), and technology (which is applications-based). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... Carnagie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress. ...


The Computer Science Programming Team placed 1st in the 2007 southeast ACM Regional Programming Competition and 44th in the international competition. The college’s now 25-year-old record of "top three in the southeast" continues. The Programming Team has placed as high as 2nd in past World Championships. Programming Team Record The Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, was founded in 1947 as the worlds first scientific and educational computing society. ...


College of Health and Public Affairs

Interim Dean: Joyce Dorner

College of Health and Public Affairs
College of Health and Public Affairs

The College of Health and Public Affairs houses six departments and schools: the School of Social Work, and the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Health Professions, and Public Administration. Twenty-three degrees are offered to students through this college. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1216 × 912 pixel, file size: 242 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1216 × 912 pixel, file size: 242 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Social Workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. ... For the Bobby Womack album, see Communication (1972 album). ... United States criminal justice system flowchart. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. ...


The Mock Trial Team at UCF has placed as high as first place in various Tournaments such as the Harvard Invitational[13] and Yale Invitational[14]. The Trial Team is also nationally ranked and continues to quality for Silver and Gold Nationals held by AMTA, The American Mock Trial Association.




Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Dean: Abraham Pizam


Located off the main campus, on Orlando's Universal Blvd., the Rosen College of Hospitality Management offers three degrees: Hospitality Management (BS), Restaurant and Foodservice Management (BS), and Event Management (BS). Orlando is the destination for over 42 million tourists each year, has over 400 hotels with 120,000 rooms, 5,000 restaurants, and 75 theme parks and attractions, making it the ideal setting for this college to thrive. In 2005 the University opened two on-campus housing buildings, able to hold 400 residents which includes 8 resident assistants. The Rosen College of Hospitality Management also has a Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management and a PhD in Hospitality Education. Hospitality management is the academic study of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... The foodservice (or food service) industry generally encompasses those places, institutions, and companies responsible for any meal eaten away from home. ...


College of Medicine

Dean: Deborah C. German


On March 23, 2006, the Florida Board of Governors voted 15-1 in support of UCF's proposal to build a medical college. The medical college will constitute a new UCF medical campus that is being constructed at Lake Nona, located on the eastern edge of Orlando near the Orlando International Airport. Upon completion of the first phase, the base of this medical college will include a 113,000-square-foot (10,500 m²) building for the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, a 130,000-square-foot (12,000 m²) medical college instructional building and a 60,000-square-foot (6,000 m²) library. is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Florida Board of Governors was created in 2003 to serve as the statewide governing body for the State University System of Florida, which includes all public universities in the state of Florida and also New College of Florida. ... KMCO redirects here. ...


In October 2005, a local Orlando investment company, the Tavistock Group, donated $12.5 million and 50 acres of land to UCF to help establish the UCF Medical School at Lake Nona, and issued a challenge to the Orlando community to help the university raise an additional $12.5 million to boost the total amount of raised funds to $25 million. This $25 million would be eligible for a matching state grant, thus giving UCF the needed $50 million to create the medical college. UCF received well over $100 million in donations, state-matching funds, and land value for the medical college's establishment. Lake Nona will also include a VA Hospital and Nemours Orlando Children's Hospital. The Burnham Institute for Medical Research and many other companies are also planning on building major medical research facilities in the area, with over $2 billion worth of projects beginning construction in 15 months.[15] Tavistock Group is a private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. ... Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the component of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs that implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA outpatient clinics, hospitals, medical centers and longterm healthcare facilities (i. ... Aerial view of the Burnham Institute, at the distance Scripps, UCSD, Salk, Scripps Oceanography, La Jolla. ...


Its four-year curriculum is anticipated to begin clinical education in Fall 2009 and the college is expected to produce about 120 medical graduates a year, starting with 40-60 students in the first class and increasing in subsequent years.[16] It is expected that there will be a strong focus on medical imaging by working closely with the College of Optics and Photonics.


Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

Director: Pappachan Kolattukudy


The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences houses the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, the Biomolecular Science Center, the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program and the Pre-Health Professions Advisement Office. The school offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and a Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. Two graduate degrees are also offered: a Masters of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science. In addition to these, the school also offers an accelerated Bachelors to Medicine program, in conjunction with the University of South Florida. Students complete three years at UCF, before matriculating into the University of South Florida College of Medicine. At the end of the program they are awarded a bachelors in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and a Medical Doctorate. The school was named after Al and Nancy Burnett after receiving a $10 million donation from them. Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a laboratory where tests are done on biological specimens in order to get information about the health of a patient. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ...


In August 2007, the program was converted to a school under the newly formed UCF College of Medicine from being an independent college. The goal of the school is to build a nationally recognized biomedical research and education enterprise, and eventually become part of UCF's College of Medicine upon accreditation. Construction is now underway to build a 113,000-square-foot (10,500 m²) Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences building on the health sciences campus scheduled to be open for Fall 2009.


College of Nursing

Dean: Jean Leuner


On July 1, 2007, the School of Nursing became the university’s 12th college. [17] Originally a School of Nursing as part of the College of Health and Public Affairs, it was changed to college status to recognize its growth and stature. It will initially continue to operate out of the Health and Public Affairs building on the main campus until it raises enough money to build a new building on the UCF Health Sciences campus at Lake Nona in order to work more closely with the College of Medicine. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


College of Optics and Photonics

Dean: Eric W. Van Stryland


In 2004, UCF's Board of Trustees voted to give UCF's School of Optics and Photonics full college status, making it the first college dedicated specifically to optics and photonics at a public university in the United States. It is the only college that does not offer any undergraduate programs, only Masters and Doctoral degrees in Optics. The college consists of two divisions: Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) and Florida Photonics Center of Excellence (FPCE). For the book by Sir Isaac Newton, see Opticks. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


College of Sciences

Dean: Peter Panousis


The College of Sciences was established in January 2006 after the division of the former College of Arts & Sciences into two separate colleges. It consists of two divisions: the Division of Natural Sciences and the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Division of Natural Sciences consists of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences consists of the departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as the Nicholson School of Communication, one of the largest schools of communication in the nation. The college recently completed the construction of a Psychology Building and a new Physical Sciences Building is currently under construction. The Michelson–Morley experiment was used to disprove that light propagated through a luminiferous aether. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Forensics redirects here. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... This article is about the field of statistics. ... This is about the social science. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous...


Online@UCF

The online@ucf website offers information on program scope, prerequisites, advising contacts and the colleges. UCF also offers many classes and several degree and graduate certificate programs online. Students enrolling in Web-based classes and programs are subject to the same policies, procedures and tuition rates as campus-based students.


Some programs include required internships, practicum or clinical experiences that are not completed online.


Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

  • Health Services Administration, B.S.
  • Liberal Studies, B.A. or B.S.
  • Nursing R.N. to B.S.N.
  • Radiologic Sciences A.S. to B.S.
  • Technical Education and Industry Training, B.S.
  • Information Systems Technology, B.S.

Online Graduate Programs

  • Exceptional Education, MA or M. Ed
  • Forensic Science, M.S.
  • Instruction Technology/Media, M.A. or M.Ed.
  • Nonprofit Management, M.N.M.
  • Nursing, M.S.N., only leadership and management track
  • Vocational Education, M.A.

Online Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Community College Education
  • e-Learning Professional Development
  • Gifted Education
  • Initial Teacher Professional Preparation
  • Instructional Design for Simulation
  • Instructional/Educational Technology
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Online Educational Media
  • Pre-kindergarten Handicapped Endorsement
  • Professional Writing
  • Special Education

Campus

The University of Central Florida has a unique campus layout that has become a model for other universities, reminiscent of the plans by Walt Disney for his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT). The campus was designed to be a pedestrian oriented campus, with a a series of concentric circles. The outermost circle is Gemini Blvd, which is also the main road for vehicular traffic on campus. Inside of Gemini, there is Apollo Circle, Mercury Circle, and finally Pegasus Circle as the innermost circle. Pegasus Circle contains the student union, which is the center of the campus, with the library located directly to the south of it. All academic buildings are located inside of Gemini, with the circle divided up into pie-shaped sections for each college. As there are very few roads inside of Gemini, many buildings' loading docks are accessible only by sidewalks and thus receive most deliveries at night. For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... An artists conception of what EPCOT would look like as originally planned. ...


Student housing is provided along the perimeter of the campus. Outside of Gemini, the campus is divided up into different themed sections. The northwest side of campus includes Greek communities, the north side contains an athletic village, the east side contains the Arboretum of the University of Central Florida, and the south side contains student recreation and wellness facilities. The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is an arboretum and botanical garden for the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, USA. 80 acres (32 hectares) in area, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens. ...


South of the campus is Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the largest research parks in the nation, providing jobs to more than 500 students and thousands of alumni. // The Central Florida Research Park, abutting the main University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida, is a university-related research park established as a result of legislation passed by the Florida Legislature in 1978. ...


In addition to the main campus in Orlando, The University of Central Florida also has several other campuses to service the central Florida region. In Orlando, there are three other campuses, located in Downtown, MetroWest, and South Orlando.


Outside Orlando, there are campuses in Daytona Beach, Heathrow, Sanford, Lake Mary, Cocoa, Palm Bay, South Lake, Ocala, and Osceola County. In addition to having standard classes there, some classes offered at these campuses are offered via alternative methods, such as 2-way TV from the main campus, for convenience. Daytona redirects here. ... Heathrow is a census-designated place and anarea located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Sanford is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Seminole County, Florida, USA. The population was 38,291 at the 2000 census. ... Lake Mary is a city located in Seminole County, Florida. ... Cocoa is a city located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Ocala, Florida Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Marion County Area  - City  38. ... Osceola County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...


Library

UCF Library and Reflection Pond
UCF Library and Reflection Pond

From any location, at any time, University Libraries resources and services are available to the UCF community. The University of Central Florida Libraries supports the research, teaching, learning and service commitments of students and faculty through widely-available access to collections of library resources, and to services to assist in resource use. The collections of the Libraries serve as a resource for the entire Central Florida community. Access to collections is provided through services at the main campus library, the Curriculum Materials Center located in the UCF College of Education, and the Universal Orlando Foundation Library at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, as well as at regional joint-use campuses at the Brevard Community College Cocoa and Palm Bay campuses, Daytona Beach Community College, the MetroWest campus of Valencia Community College, and South Lake campus of Lake Sumter Community College. Collections, services and library information are available to all students and faculty online. Image File history File linksMetadata UCFlibrary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata UCFlibrary. ...


UCF Libraries collections include over 1,600,000 print volumes, 16,000 serial subscriptions, 60,000 e-books, 2.9 million microforms, 304,000 government documents, 40,000 media titles, special collections, university archives materials, and 9,200 full text electronic journal subscriptions. Most of the print and media collection is housed in the main campus library, which is open to the public 105 hours weekly. Materials can be searched and located, using the library's online public access catalog. UCF Libraries is a partner with Florida’s state universities in collaborative development of university collections, giving UCF students access to a growing, robust, statewide electronic collection.


Electronic holdings are available to students and faculty from on-campus, home, or classrooms at any time. Students have direct access to source materials that are part of several unique Special Collections at the main library. Notable collections include the Bryant West Indies collection, the Van Sickle Leftist Pamphlet collection, the Book Arts Collection, collections of materials on tourism and hospitality, and materials on the history of Central Florida. Books, manuscripts, and art can be examined and used by researchers in the Special Collections Department, assisted by staff. The University Archives collects and makes available official records, publications, and materials on the history of the University of Central Florida.


The main campus library is 5 stories tall, and is located on the west side of the campus. Leonardo Nierman's sculpture, Flame of Hope, stands at the entrance to the building. Nierman's stained glass Genesis window is on the third floor of the library building. 40 wireless laptops are available to be checked out and used by students in the building, which has wireless access. Students may also check out the key to one of the 28 group study rooms. Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ...


A UCF legend holds that the library was UCF's first building; however, a UCF utility building was the first structure to be built (the library was the second). In the early and mid-1970s, the basement of the library had a closed-circuit radio station that broadcast by cable to the student center and the dorms. Students volunteered as unpaid disc jockeys and newscasters. The basement also housed a small, low-ceilinged television studio for television production classes. The campus newspaper, the Central Florida Future, had offices on an upper floor of the library. Classrooms and faculty offices continued to share floors of the library for many years. In 1984, renovation of the original library building was completed, as well as an addition to the building. The dedication took place in February, 1985. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into University of Central Florida. ...


Recently, the library implemented a new online system, Ex Libris Group's ALEPH. Aleph has been deployed as part of a project by the Florida Center for Library Automation at all of the state universities in Florida. Infusion, an exciting new learning space, is now open near the library entrance, featuring computers, enhanced wireless connectivity, books, classrooms, and a Java City coffee shop.


Until a few years ago the transmitter tower for WUCF 89.9 FM was also on top of the library, but the tower was removed after they moved to a new tower on the southwestern edge of the main campus. WUCF is a listener supported service of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, broadcasts a 24-hour schedule of jazz music and news programming from broadcast studios in the Communications Building on the UCF campus. ...


Athletics

The New UCF Knights logo, which was released on May 4, 2007.
Main article: UCF Knights
See also: UCF Knights football

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UCF entered NCAA Division I in 1990 and was initially a I-AA college football school, independent until 1992 when it joined the Trans-Atlantic Athletic Conference (TAAC) in all D-I sports except football, which remained independent until 1996.[18] UCF is the first school to ever build and open a new stadium, the Bright House Networks Stadium, and a new arena, the new UCF Arena, at the same time, for the 2007-08 season.[19]. In 2007, the UCF Football team won the C-USA Conference Championship for the first time in the school's history, securing a berth to the 49th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl. This article covers college football played in the United States. ... The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ... For the similarly named baseball stadium in Clearwater, Florida, see Bright House Networks Field. ... The UCF Arena (also known as the UCF Convocation Center and New UCF Arena) is a multi-purpose arena complex on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida. ...


UCF played its first intercollegiate basketball game before the team even had a nickname. In the Division II era, under Torchy Clark, UCF found great success including a DII Final Four appearance and has advanced to the NCAA tournament 4 times (94, 96, 04, 05) since its 1994 debut in Division I, all under coach Kirk Speraw. Kirk Speraw is the head basketball coach at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. ...


UCF has also produced a number of soccer stars, including Michelle Akers. Akers went on to play in the Olympics and was a part of the 1999 USA National Team that won the World Cup. Michelle Akers (born February 1, 1966 in Santa Clara, California) was a leading American soccer player and played on the historic 1999 Womens World Cup victory by the U.S.. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. ...


The UCF cheerleading squad has captured two national titles at the College Cheerleading and Dance Team Nationals, in 2003 and 2007.


Fight Song

UCF Fight Song
UCF charge onto the field,
With our spirit we'll never yield.
Black and Gold - Charge right through the line
Victory is our cry...V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
Tonight our Knights will shine!
U-C-F Knights... UCF let's go Knights


Student Life

UCF has a highly active campus life, with over 400 registered student organizations,[20] intramural sports, and a Student Government Association. One of the largest student organizations on campus is Campus Crusade For Christ. Up to 700 students attend Campus Crusade's weekly meeting called Crave. The term intramural is most commonly associated with sports teams organized within a school. ...

The UCF Recreation Pool near the Recreation Center
The UCF Recreation Pool near the Recreation Center

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Traditions

Spirit Splash

Spirit Splash is a homecoming tradition at UCF. The Friday before the Homecoming game is reserved for a pep rally at the Reflection Pond, where students descend into the pond to demonstrate their school spirit. Knightro, the Marching Knights, cheerleaders, athletes, and dancers come out to rally the crowd, and is followed by a concert. For other uses, see Homecoming (disambiguation). ... Knightro is the University of Central Floridas costumed mascot. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... The University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights. ...


Spirit Splash was made possible in part by weight testing done on the Reflection Pond in preparation for Richard Nixon's visit to UCF to speak at the 1973 commencement. It was determined that the best way to protect the president would be to hold commencement in the pond itself (after being drained), so that sentries could be stationed on the roofs of the adjacent buildings. Nixon redirects here. ...


Alma Mater

UCF Alma Mater
All hail to Alma Mater, whose banner black and gold,
will wave in fame and splendor as the passing years unfold.


May loyalty and friendship, within our hearts unite,
and light the star to guide us, ever upward in our flight.


With honor and affection, our friendship will renew;
we sing of thee our Alma Mater ever true.

The UCF Recreation & Wellness Center, where many students exercise and play indoor sports
The UCF Recreation & Wellness Center, where many students exercise and play indoor sports

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Recreational Activities

Many different recreational organizations and facilities are available on the UCF campus. Lake Claire is an on-campus lake with free canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats available for rent to students.[21] In addition, UCF's Challenge Course is one of only five in the country to contain a high elements course.[22] There are also tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, numerous intramural sports fields, a leisure pool, and an outdoor lap pool. The recreation center also includes a climbing wall with about 20 different routes.[23] A Ropes Course is an outdoor team building activity. ... Climbing a rock-textured wall with belay, modular hand holds, incuts, and protrusions A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet, used for climbing. ...


Student Organizations

UCF has quickly developed a reputation for student activism. Some of the active groups on campus include NORML and the Students for a Democratic Society. In 2006, High Times magazine ranked UCF one of the top five schools for student activism.[24] There is also an independent student newspaper on campus known as the Central Florida Future. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation founded in 1970 to, according to their most recent mission statement, move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by... SDS logo The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was, historically, a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main iconic representations of the countrys New Left. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into University of Central Florida. ...


Greek life also thrives at the University of Central Florida, with 44 fraternities and sororities. This includes multicultural and honor Greek organizations, but also social sororities and fraternities as well. Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Kappa Delta are the social Panhellenic sororities. The Interfraternity Council fraternities are Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Chi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Theta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Theta, Lambda Theta Phi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), and Tau Kappa Epsilon. There are 4 Greek organizations associated with music: Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Iota. In what is probably the worst year for Greek Life in an academic institution, the 2006-2007 school calendar year at the University of Central Florida saw three of its worst-behaved fraternities' charters revoked; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Pi Kappa Phi,and Sigma Phi Epsilon were kicked off campus. Other GLO chapters that are no longer active at the University of Central Florida: Acacia, Delta Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha.[25] While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Alpha Epsilon Phi (ΑΕΦ) is a sorority and a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Theta Chi (ΘΧ) is an international college fraternity for men. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... 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Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ) International Fraternity, (also known as Lambda-Betas or Betas) is the largest historically Latino Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity. ... Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) is a collegiate social fraternity with 116 chapters and 5 colonies across the United States and Canada. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... The ΦΜΑ Sinfonia (usually referred to as Sinfonia rather than ΦΜΑ) is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary band fraternity dedicated to serving college and university bands. ... Tau Beta Sigma is a co-educational national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving college and university bands. ... Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ) is a music fraternity for women. ... 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Filmography

UCF has been the location to many TV series and specials throughout its history. In the 1990s, Superboy prominently featured the Library and Phillips Hall. In 2004, the WB recorded and produced a reality television series called Big Man on Campus featuring enrolled students. One special episode of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) featured on Spike TV was filmed at Universal Studios and showcased UCF students. Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics character Superboy. ... The WB Television Network is a television network in the United States, founded as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... The 1986 cast of Takeshis Castle Takeshis Castle , literally Operation! Takeshi Castle) was a Japanese game show that aired from 1986 to 1989 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The film, The Blair Witch Project, was filmed by UCF students and became one of the most successful independent films ever made. UCF is also the film location for a new Amanda Bynes movie called Sydney White, which follows a college freshman as she pledges her late mother's once dignified sorority. Actor James Best (best known as Sheriff Roscoe from the Dukes of Hazzard TV Series) taught classes at UCF for several years. The Blair Witch Project is a low-budget American horror film released in 1999. ... Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress and former show host on Nickelodeon. ... This article is about the film. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... James Best James Best (born July 26, 1926, in Powderly, Kentucky) is an American character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. ... The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. ...


Housing

The university currently has over 6,000 beds on-campus in eight different housing communities. Also, upwards of 3,750 beds are available at the University-affiliated housing communities of Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe, which are off-campus apartment communities that have housing affiliation agreements with the school, and will become UCF property by 2009. Pegasus Landing was built in three stages. The communities are more commonly referred to as Pisces (Phase 1), Aries (Phase 2), Capricorn (Phase 3). Residence hall style suites are available in the Libra, Apollo, Hercules, and Nike communities. All of the residence hall suites have bathrooms shared between 2 or 3 rooms as opposed to communal bathrooms. Apartment style housing is available in the Academic Village (Nike and Hercules) communities, the Towers at Knights Plaza (Tower I, II, III, and IV), and the Lake Claire Courtyard Apartments Community. UCF also has 400 beds at the Rosen College Apartments Community, located on the Rosen College of Hospitality Management campus. The residence hall suites, are almost completely inhabited by first-year students, whereas the apartment-style communities house many upper-classmen. A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... In music, a suite is an organized set of instrumental or orchestral pieces normally performed at a single sitting. ... This article is about the structure. ...


This adds up to over 10,000 beds either on campus or in campus affiliated housing, which is 24% of the student population. The majority of UCF students live in non affiliated apartment style housing, located close by to the university. These offer the benefits of being less expensive, and relaxed rules and regulations. Some of the popular residencies are: Northgate Lakes, University House, The Park and Jefferson Lofts.

7 story student apartment towers on the east side of Knights plaza, known as Towers III and IV
7 story student apartment towers on the east side of Knights plaza, known as Towers III and IV

The newest housing complex completed for the 2007 school year, Towers at Golden Knights Plaza commonly known as "The Towers", were constructed as a part of the Knights Plaza, which includes the UCF Arena, Bright House Networks Stadium, as well as 183,000 square feet (17,000 m²) of retail and restaurant space, to be built in three phases over the coming years. Some retailers and restaurants currently occupying Knights Plaza are Barnes & Noble, Nature's Table Cafe, Papa John's, Subway, Maggie Moo's,Red Brick Pizza as well as a pharmacy and mail room called Knight Aide. Apartments in the Towers are offered in various plans ranging from 1 bedroom/1 bathroom to 4 bedroom/4 bathroom. The availability of one bedroom studio apartments is limited to 3 rooms for Towers II and III(floors 1, 6 and 7). The other 11 one bedrooms are used for RAs and GAs. Most of the building is composed of 4 bedroom/4 bathroom and 4 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments. Tower III is the home of the students in the Burnett Honors College. The towers are partnered with the athletics department and UPI. Through a loophole in NCAA regulation, there is one building that is almost completely comprised of UCF athletic students. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 324 pixelsFull resolution (2591 × 1050 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 324 pixelsFull resolution (2591 × 1050 pixel, file size: 1. ... The UCF Arena (also known as the UCF Convocation Center and New UCF Arena) is a multi-purpose arena complex on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando, Florida. ... For the similarly named baseball stadium in Clearwater, Florida, see Bright House Networks Field. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... Papa Johns Pizza is the third largest carryout and delivery pizza restaurant in the United States behind Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza; it is based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... SUBWAY® is the name of a franchise fast food restaurant that mainly sells sandwiches and salads. ... Maggie Moos is a chain of franchised ice cream restaurants based in Columbia, Maryland. ...


All residents of the Towers Communities and Rosen College Apartment sign annual contracts to rent their apartments for a full calendar year, whereas residents of all other standard housing communities on the main campus sign academic contracts to rent their rooms only for one or two semesters at a time.[26]


All communities have staff living in each community. There is at least one Resident Assistant per 40-70 residents. There are also at least one Graduate Assistant per community. Finally, there is an Area Coordinator. At any given time, there are Resident Assistants on duty, Graduate Assistants and Area Coordinators on duty. UCF has over 175 RA's, 17 GA's, and 11 Area Coordinators.


Housing on the main campus typically fills to capacity well before the start of the Fall semester, and can not accommodate everyone who applies; however, this is not the case for the Rosen College Apartments, since the Rosen College of Hospitality only accepts a tightly-controlled, limited number of students and many of those opt to live off-campus.


Communities

Below is a complete listing of all University-based housing communities, all of which are located on the UCF main campus unless otherwise noted:


Standard Housing Communities

  • Apollo Community - includes Lake Hall, Volusia Hall, Osceola Hall, and Polk Hall; which were built in 1967 make them the oldest residence halls on campus, located in the west side of campus by the Math & Physics building and the Marketplace dining area.
  • Libra Community - large resident hall buildings originally built in 1980 located in the southeast side of campus, near the Student Health Center & Marketplace dining area.
  • Lake Claire Courtyard Apartments Community - apartment-style resident halls built in 1993 on the north side of campus near the Lake Claire recreation area.
  • Nike Community (Academic Village 1) - the eastern half of the Academic Village located in the south of campus containing both suite and apartment style residences and was constructed in 2001.
  • Hercules Community (Academic Village 2) - the western half of the Academic Village located in the south of campus containing both suite and apartment style residences and was constructed in 2002.
  • Towers at Golden Knights Plaza- all phases are complete and currently open. These are apartment style residence halls with the majority being 4 bedroom/2 bath or 4 bedroom/4 bath.
    • (Towers I and II) - located on the north side of campus to the west of the UCF Arena
    • (Towers III and IV) - located on the north side of campus adjacent to the Bright House Networks Stadium and the UCF Arena
  • Rosen College Apartments Community - on Rosen College of Hospitality Management campus

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Greek housing is also available on campus in the Greek Park community, which consists of over 400 beds. There are six sororities and three fraternities housed on campus, with some other fraternities having houses off campus. In addition, three houses are currently unoccupied with their future remaining unclear. In January 2005 Pi Kappa Alpha had their charter revoked after a series of hazing and near non-exsistant up keep by the fraternity of their house, which led to the house being condemned by the fire marshall.[27] Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ...


On November 9, 2006 Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was kicked off campus and their charter withdrawn after a series of hazing and drug related problems.[28] [29] [30] Three months later, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was also kicked off campus for a hazing incident. [31] The university plans on building another Greek housing community in the coming years, however it will have a much higher population density than that is currently in Greek Park. is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ...


Current on campus Greek houses:

Affiliated Housing (off-campus) ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ...

  • Pegasus Landing - apartment complex directly west of UCF's Lake Claire across Alafaya Trail.
  • Pegasus Pointe - apartment complex located south of UCF, off Alafaya Trail and just north of Colonial.

Current route SR 434 currently runs from SR 424 (Edgewater Drive) north of Orlando, north along Forest City Road to Forest City, north and east along Sanlando Springs Road via Sanlando Springs to Longwood, east and south along Sanlando Springs Road and Sanford-Oviedo Road to Oviedo, through Oviedo on... Current route SR 50 runs across the center of Florida through Orlando, with its termini at SR 55 (US 19) at Weeki Wachee and SR 5 (US 1) in Indian River City. ...

Notable Alumni

Main article: List of University of Central Florida people

There are more than 169,000 alumni of UCF throughout the world.[2] There are more than 169,000 alumni of the University of Central Florida. ...


External Links

  • University of Central Florida is at coordinates 28°36′06″N 81°12′02″W / 28.6016, -81.2005 (University of Central Florida)Coordinates: 28°36′06″N 81°12′02″W / 28.6016, -81.2005 (University of Central Florida)

Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

History

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  3. ^ a b FSGC Mission. Florida Space Grant Consortium. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
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  11. ^ Facts About Our College. UCF College of Business Administration. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
  12. ^ Business Education 2010 Cirriculum. UCF College of Business Administration. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
  13. ^ UCF Takes First Place at Harvard Trial Tournament. UCF College of Health and Public Affairs. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
  14. ^ UCF Trial Team wins case at Yale. Central Florida Future. Retrieved on 2007-11-16.
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  17. ^ "UCF Establishes College of Nursing", University of Central Florida, 2007-06-21. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  18. ^ Annual standings published in Official NCAA Football Records Book, 1992-1996 editions
  19. ^ UCF Arena Update. UCF Arena. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
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  21. ^ Lake Claire. UCF Student Government Association. Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
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  28. ^ "Faternity Closes UCF Chapter", News Daily, 2005-02-11. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  29. ^ "Pledges In Apparent Hazing Ritual May Have Been Sexually Assaulted", Local 6 News, 2006-11-03. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  30. ^ "Central Florida University Loses One of its Oldest Fraternities", The Sandspur, 2006-11-10. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
  31. ^ "Pledge Claims Abuse During UCF Hazing Incident", Local 6 News, 2007-01-11. Retrieved on 2007-10-28. 
The State University System of Florida (SUS, or SUSF out-of-state) is a system of universities indirectly governed by the State of Florida. ... Name Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Address Town Tallahassee, FL 32307 Established 1887 Community Type Public coeducational Classification Historically black Agricultural and mechanical Religion Secular Enrollment Faculty President Dr. Castell V. Bryant Accreditation Nickname Rattlers Mascot Rattler Colors Orange and light green Motto Head, heart, hand, field Newspaper The Famuan... “FAU” redirects here. ... Florida Gulf Coast University is a public, four-year college located in Fort Myers, Florida. ... Florida International University, commonly known as FIU, is a public research university whose main campus is located in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... New College of Florida is a highly selective public liberal arts college located in Sarasota, Florida. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... University of North Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The University of North Florida (UNF) is a public university located in eastern Jacksonville, Florida. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... This article is about the school. ... This list of largest United States higher education institutions by enrollment includes only individual four-year campuses, not four-year universities. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... This article is about the state-related university. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... This article is about the state-related university. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public research institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... “UNT” redirects here. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...

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As of 2005, UCF is the largest undergraduate public university in Florida and the second largest university in the state by total enrollment, trailing the University of Florida by fewer than 5,000 students.
As of 2005, UCF is the largest undergraduate public university in Florida and the second university in the state by total enrollment, trailing the University of Florida by fewer than 5,000 students.
UCF is also the seventh largest university in the nation as of Fall 2005; total enrollment included 45,090 students, consisting of 7,720 freshman; 6,019 sophomores; 9,899 juniors; 13,994 seniors; and 7,163 graduate students.
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