Week of Welcome


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Week of Welcome is the bi-annual UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus’s official welcome back to campus celebration. Throughout the first 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 the week. If you have any questions regarding a specific event, please reach out to the indicated contact located in the description of the event.

Monday, August 23, 2021

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, near the Amelia parking garage, 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.

Meet Downtown Campus leadership and grab some breakfast on your way to class!

Presented by Downtown Student Engagement.

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

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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, near the Amelia parking garage, 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.

All donors will receive a OneBlood Towel, Two Free Orlando City Soccer Tickets and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!

Help us better serve you! Make an appointment online at www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #64389 or visit https://donor.oneblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/1120183

Walk ons are welcome!

Try different formats of Group Exercise including Bootcamp and Yoga!

Email mari.milenkovic@ucf.edu for more information.

Through this networking event, students can meet other students in a fun and open setting.​

Presented by Downtown Student Engagement.

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

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Meet with and explore numerous support services, programs, and registered student organizations available at the UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown Campus. Refreshments will be available to attendees. Student attendees will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win Orlando City Soccer tickets.

Presented by First Year Programs, Downtown Student Engagement and First Stop.

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

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Our unique downtown campus unites students, faculty, and staff with the love of cuisine.  Different countries use food to celebrate special occasions and we want you to celebrate Taste of Downtown with various food trucks. Attendees will also learn more about the culture of the local community and campus resources.

 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Engage with student organizations on campus and learn about fun opportunities and events in downtown Orlando!

During the Fall 2021 semester, Downtown Market Days will take place:

  • Aug. 26
  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 21
  • Nov. 18

​With community service being such a big part of the college experience, it is important for students to know how to find these opportunities. In this lunch & learn workshop, students will learn about service opportunities at the Downtown Campus and how they can get involved throughout the year. ​

Presented by Downtown Student Engagement.

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

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Experience the exciting atmosphere of an Orlando City soccer game! A limited number of free tickets will be available for students. Attend the It Happens Downtown: Resource and Student Organization Fair on Wednesday, August 25 for your chance to win!

There will be a very limited number of standby tickets available the day of the game that will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Check-in for the standby list will begin at 6:30 PM on the second floor of UnionWest. You must bring your student ID.

Presented by Downtown Student Engagement and First Year Programs.

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

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Email mari.milenkovic@ucf.edu for more information.