Weeks of Welcome is the bi-annual UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus’s official welcome back to campus celebration. Throughout the first two week of the Fall and Spring semester, Valencia College and UCF students are welcome to attend a variety of events that are geared toward helping them acclimate to campus and get connected to the downtown community.
This page contains information about the events that will be occurring throughout. If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please reach out to the indicated contact located in the description of the event.
Welcome back UnionWest residents! Join us on the 6th floor of UnionWest for your official welcome move-in event. There will be free food, music, and your chance to meet new people!
Hosted by Student Success and Engagement and Campus Advantage
Coming to the downtown campus for the first time? Not sure where to go? Wondering what services campus has to offer? Look for the Downtown Campus Locator tents located in the DPAC Seneff Plaza and near the Parramore parking garage! There will be staff waiting to help you find what you are looking for and answer questions you may have.
Do you know your status? Stop by Wellness and Health Promotion Services during our Free Rapid HIV Testing event from 2–4p.m. to get tested. No appointments necessary — walk-ins welcome. Take charge of your sexual wellness by taking an HIV test and get your results in 60 seconds.
Connect with a Wellness Coach to achieve your personal well-being goals and learn how to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
“Into the Portal” is an event you don’t want to miss! Come join the First Stop team as we walk you through all the key features and hidden gems of the myUCF Self Service portal. You also get to be entered into a raffle for 1 of 2 $100 gift cards!
Pre-register to donate blood here: https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1342955
Join the UCF Campus Activities Board for their annual welcome back Comedy Knight in Addition Financial Arena. Students will get to enjoy a hilarious comedy set with their friends by James Murry.
UCF Students: Show your student ID at the door for free entry!
Valencia Students & Guests: Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketmaster.
Join MSC, SGA and UCF Downtown for their annual Taste of Downtown event. Food trucks will be offering FREE cultural foods so make sure you come hungry!
UCF Campus Activities Board will be hosting music artists Driver Era at the Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a night filled with music from a popular artist with their friends on Thursday, August 25th. UCF students can receive their ticket at the door of the Addition Financial Arena using their student ID.
Ticket distribution for Valencia College downtown campus students will begin at 5:00pm and end at 6:00pm in UnionWest on the second floor lobby. There are 50 tickets available for Valencia College downtown campus students. You must present a valid downtown campus ID.
Transportation sign-ups will also be provided to the first 50 Downtown Campus students (both UCF and Valencia College) during this time.
Downtown Student Life is kicking off the Fall semester by bringing 40 Downtown Campus students to discover one of many activities they can take advantage of in Downtown Orlando! Join us for a night at Epic Axe. Reserve your spot using this link.
Stop by the second floor of UnionWest to grab snacks, pick-up helpful goodies for college students, and meet the folks who help support your well-being on campus!
Looking to meet new people at the downtown campus? Join Downtown Student Life at their bi-annual Speed Friending event to create new friendships while enjoying light snacks and candy.
Meet with and explore numerous support services, programs, and registered student organizations available at the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus. Outdoor activities and food trucks will be available to attendees!
Presented by First Year Programs and Downtown Student Engagement
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Join us for Open Bouldering Night at Blue Swan Boulders for FREE! Bouldering is a unique challenge, a great workout, and an opportunity to push your limits – whether you’re brand new to climbing or have been at it for years. It requires no special equipment or previous experience, making it perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Meet us on the 2nd floor lobby of Unionwest at 5:30pm! As a group, we will head over to Blue Swan Boulders for Open Bouldering Night. Blue Swan Boulders is a 5-7 minute walk from the Downtown Campus. To participate, you must bring your Valencia or UCF ID. The first 5 people to meet us at 5:30pm on the 2nd floor lobby will receive swag bags with giveaways!
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