Weeks of Welcome


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.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Knighting is UCF’s Official welcome ceremony for all new and transfer Knights held in the Addition Financial Arena! Following the ceremony, head over to FBC Mortgage Stadium for Opening Knight for giveaways, free food and meeting student organizations!

Valencia College DOWNTOWN Campus students are able to attend with their downtown campus ID.

A shuttle service will be provided by Downtown Student Life from UCF Downtown to Addition Financial Arena. Check back for more information soon!

Monday, August 22, 2022

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.

Join the FLAPP team at First Stop to learn more about financial aid, admissions, class selections and more resources at the downtown campus, as well as Fall semester events.

Free Chick-Fil-A will be provided!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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.

Join the UCF Police Department to register your devices with the ProTech DNA online database to assist with device recovery in the case of loss or theft.

Group Exercise Mash-Up is the best way for new and returning students to learn of the various formats the RWC offers. Participants will get to try the most popular group exercise formats in one class!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

College is all about meeting new people! Come meet new friends in this fun and relaxing environment.

Presented by Downtown Student Engagement.

For logistical information or accommodations, please contact dsldirector@ucf.edu or call (407)235-3906.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Get ready for a trip around the world through food! Stop by the downtown campus from 10:30am-1:00pm for an amazing experience and tasty treats from local food trucks!

Sponsored by Multicultural Student Center

Get to know more about your Valencia General Education faculty outside the classroom. Faculty will be presenting their personal interests and information about clubs, and representatives from learning support will be there. Attendees will be entered for a chance to win awesome giveaways!

Sponsored by Valencia College General Education Department

Join the UCF Campus Activities Board at the annual concert knight in Addition Financial Arena for students to enjoy a night filled with music from a popular artist with their friends!

Valencia College DOWNTOWN Campus students are able to attend with their downtown campus ID.

A shuttle service will be provided by Downtown Student Life from UCF Downtown to Addition Financial Arena. Check back for more information soon!

 

Monday, August 29, 2022

In partnership with OneBlood, UCF Downtown will host a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 29 from 10 am - 3 pm. Donors will receive a beach towel and a $20 gift card.

Walk ons are welcome!

Stranger Things fan or not, we’ve all felt a little upside down at some point in the semester. Learn about three service points in DPAC where you can get help – the kind of help that saves you time, money, and improves your grades! We’ll send you on a quick tour to visit the Learning Support Center/Writing Center, Technology Lending desk, and the Downtown Campus Library. You’ll discover ways our services and resources can set you running up that hill towards a great semester. Find out about equipment checkout, research help, tutoring, writing consultations, and more.

The first 100 participants will win a prize and an Insomnia cookie!

 

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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

For logistical information or accommodations, please contact heather.cohen-stanley@ucf.edu.

Student Success Logo Student Engagement logo

Join Experiential Learning for a workshop on how to get internships, job shadows, & experience to land that dream job!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Join the UCF Police Department to register your devices with the ProTech DNA online database to assist with device recovery in the case of loss or theft.

Come meet with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Staff at our OUR table to find out how research can help you towards your future and how you can get started. We will be available from 1-4 PM to provide you information and answer any questions you may have!

Show your pride at an Orlando City soccer game! A limited number of free tickets will be available for students.

Standby tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:00 PM on the second floor of UnionWest. We will head to the stadium at 7:00 PM. You must bring your student ID.

PLEASE CHECK EXPLORIA STADIUM'S BAG POLICY PRIOR TO ARRIVAL!

For logistical information or accommodations, please contact (407)235-3820.

Sponsored by First Year Programs

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Cheer on your UCF Knights in the 2022 season opener against South Carolina State!

 

Gameday Shuttle
Student shuttles operate from the UCF Downtown Campus to the Lynx Transit Center two (2) hours prior to kickoff and depart UCF main campus four (4) hours after kickoff. A valid UCF ID is required to access UCF Downtown shuttles.  Note: The shuttles are designed to only handle people with light carry-on items; there is no space for large items, including coolers, tents/umbrellas, lawn chairs, tables and similar types of equipment. All individuals will need to show a valid UCF ID prior to boarding UCF shuttles.

 

Upcoming Event: Glow Jam | September 8, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Amelia Garage