|University of Central Florida|
|Motto:||Reach for the Stars|
|Endowment:||$115. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group 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 A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 33 million|
|President:||Dr. John C. Hitt|
|Location:||Orlando, Florida, USA|
|Campus:||1415 acres (5. 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 Dr John C Hitt has been the president of the University of Central Florida (UCF since 1992 Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 73 km²)|
|Former names:||Florida Technological University|
|Colors:||Black and Gold|
|Athletics:||NCAA Division I, C-USA|
16 varsity teams
The University of Central Florida (commonly referred to as UCF) is a university located in Orlando, Florida. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights that competes in The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Knightro is the mascot for the UCF Knights. Knightro is sometimes seen riding a horse around campus and during football games The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) 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, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the 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 member institution of the State University System of Florida. The State University System of Florida ( SUS, or SUSF out-of-state is a system of universities governed by the Florida Board of Governors 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. The John F Kennedy Space Center ( KSC) is the NASA Space vehicle launch facility and Launch Control Center ( Spaceport) on 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 and is a member of the NASA Space grant colleges. 
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. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement A certificate is an official Document affirming some fact For example a Birth certificate or Death certificate testifies to basic facts regarding 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 Master's 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.  Since its rapid growth starting in the late 1990s UCF has expanded its influence throughout Florida and now consists of twelve satellite campuses in eastern central Florida. A satellite campus is a Campus of a College or University that is physically detached from the main university or college area  The University of Central Florida is listed in “The Best 361 Colleges: 2006 Edition” by The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company  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. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  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. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the The ACT is a standardized achievement Examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT Inc 1 and weighted high school GPAs of 3. 72.  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. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a multiple-choice Standardized test administered by the College Board and National  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.
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. Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights that competes in Knightro is the mascot for the UCF Knights. Knightro is sometimes seen riding a horse around campus and during football games The UCF academic logo is a Pegasus. In Greek mythology, Pegasus ( Greek: Πήγασος, Pégasos, 'strong' was a winged horse that was the son of Poseidon, in his role 
The university was established on June 11, 1963 when the Florida State Legislature passed Bill No. Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the US state of Florida. 125, and it was signed into law by Governor Farris Bryant. Cecil Farris Bryant ( July 26 1914 &ndash March 1 2002) was the thirty-fourth governor of Florida. 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. Events 1060 - Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 1240 - Mongol invasion of Rus: Kiev Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) FTU's former rival, the Florida Institute of Technology, has since been known as Florida Tech. Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech, is a private independent technical university located in Melbourne Florida. In 2003, UCF had the distinction of being the fastest-growing university in the United States in terms of undergraduate enrollment. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. On August 2, 2005 the University of Central Florida awarded its 150,000th 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. The John F Kennedy Space Center ( KSC) is the NASA Space vehicle launch facility and Launch Control Center ( Spaceport) on 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. Central Simulation is the imitation of some real thing state of affairs or process Outer space, often simply called space, comprises the relatively empty regions of the Universe outside the escape velocities of Celestial bodies. Defence
The official colors of the university were chosen by Charles N. Millican, UCF's Founding President. Charles N Millican was the founding President for the University of Central Florida (although UCF was originally named Florida Technological University 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 located in down town Orlando. This is the article on the Medieval Times dinner theater chain That year, Knightro was introduced at the homecoming event, the "Spirit Splash". Knightro is the mascot for the UCF Knights. Knightro is sometimes seen riding a horse around campus and during football games Two years later, UCF students were introduced to Knightro's girlfriend, Glycerin. 
The university currently houses eleven colleges to offer 95 baccalaureate programs, 97 master's programs, 3 specialist programs, and 28 doctoral programs. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement In addition, 70% of the faculty have doctorates, and 42% currently have tenure at the university.  The retention rate of the freshman class was 83%. The acceptance rate of the 2007 incoming freshmen was 46%, making UCF the second most selective university in the state of Florida. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the .  UCF also offers both Army and Air Force ROTC programs which are rated among the best in the nation. ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches 
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. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 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 term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. A metropolis (from the Greek μήτηρ mētēr meaning 'mother' and πόλις pólis meaning 'city/town' is a big City, in most cases with 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. Seminar is generally a form of Academic instruction either at a University or offered by a commercial or professional organization A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual student scholar for the purpose of furthering their Education 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). A dissertation (also called thesis or disquisition) is a document that presents the author's Research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature 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.
Dean: José B. Fernández
The College of Arts & Humanities was established in January 2006 after the bloody civil war that brewed within the former College of Arts & Sciences; this resulted in 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. Art refers to a diverse range of Human activities creations and expressions that are appealing to the Senses or Emotions of a human individual Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to Electronic media that work on digital Codes. The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA is a downtown campus of the University of Central Florida. The Division of Humanities consists of the departments of English, History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy. History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology A modern language is any Human Language that is currently in use Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language
Dean: Thomas L. Keon
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. Accountancy or accounting is the measurement statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by Lenders managers, Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The field of finance refers to the concepts of Time, Money and Risk and how they are interrelated In Business, administration consists of the performance or management of business operations and thus the making or implementing of major decisions Management (covering theory practice and scope of management and Manager' (covering the people who manage might help clarify and systematise Management Information System ( MIS) is a subset of the overall Internal controls of a business covering the application of people documents technologies and procedures In popular usage "marketing" is the promotion of products especially Advertising and Branding However in professional usage the term has a wider meaning of Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom It is ranked in the top 100 undergraduate programs by Business Week. BusinessWeek is a business Magazine published by McGraw-Hill. The Wall Street Journal ranks the DeVos Sport Business Management program among the top 5 in the nation.  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. 
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. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency 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 programs at U
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. Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their 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) Department, the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS) Department, and the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department. Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering, is a field of Engineering that deals with the study and application of Computer engineering (or Computer Systems Engineering) encompasses broad areas of both Electrical engineering and Computer science. Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built Environmental engineering is the application of Science and Engineering principles to improve the environment (air water and/or land resources 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. Engineering Technology ( ET) is a field of study which focuses on the applications of Engineering and modern technology rather than the theoretical The ROTC Division consists of the Aerospace Studies Department (Air Force ROTC) and the Military Science Department (Army ROTC). Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps ( AFROTC) is one of the three commissioning sources for officers in the United States Air Force, the other ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches 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. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and Chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a This is the highest level of classification.
The Computer Science Programming Team placed 1st in the 2007 southeast ACM Regional Programming Competition and 44th in the international competition. The Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, was founded in 1947 as the world's first scientific and educational Computing society 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
Interim Dean: Joyce Dorner
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. Social work is a discipline involving the application of Social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people groups and societies Communication is the process of conveying information from a sender to a receiver with the use of a medium in which the communicated information is understood the same way Criminal justice is the system of practices and organizations used by national and local governments directed at maintaining Social control, deterring Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. Twenty-three degrees are offered to students through this college.
The Mock Trial Team at UCF has placed as high as first place in various Tournaments such as the Harvard Invitational and Yale Invitational. The Trial Team is also nationally ranked and continues to quality for Silver and Gold Nationals held by AMTA, The American Mock Trial Association.
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). Hospitality management is the academic study of the running of Hotels, Restaurants, and Travel and Tourism -related business A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. The foodservice (or food service) industry (US English catering industry in British English encompasses those places institutions and companies responsible 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.
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. Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Florida Board of Governors was created in 2002 by the passage of a constitutional amendment which went into effect in 2003 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.
In October 2005, a local Orlando investment company, the Tavistock Group, donated $12. Tavistock Group is a private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. 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. Veterans Health Administration (VHA is the component of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA that implements the medical assistance program of the VA through 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. The Burnham Institute for Medical Research is a non-profit Medical research institute with facilities located in California and Florida focused on 
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.  It is expected that there will be a strong focus on medical imaging by working closely with the College of Optics and Photonics.
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. Molecular biology is the study of Biology at a molecular level Microbiology (from Greek grc μῑκρος mīkros, "small" grc βίος bios, " Life " and grc -λογία The school offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and a Bachelors of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S Molecular biology is the study of Biology at a molecular level Microbiology (from Greek grc μῑκρος mīkros, "small" grc βίος bios, " Life " and grc -λογία A Bachelor of Science ( BS, BSc or BSc in the UK; less commonly S A medical laboratory or clinical laboratory is a Laboratory where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get information about the Health Two graduate degrees are also offered: a Masters of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science. Molecular biology is the study of Biology at a molecular level Microbiology (from Greek grc μῑκρος mīkros, "small" grc βίος bios, " Life " and grc -λογία "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. In addition to these, the school also offers an accelerated Bachelors to Medicine program, in conjunction with the University of South Florida. The University of South Florida ( USF) known within its system as USF Tampa, is a public research University system located in Tampa, 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. Molecular biology is the study of Biology at a molecular level Microbiology (from Greek grc μῑκρος mīkros, "small" grc βίος bios, " Life " and grc -λογία Doctor of Medicine ( MD or MD, from the Latin Medicinæ Doctor meaning "Teacher of Medicine" is a doctoral The school was named after Al and Nancy Burnett after receiving a $10 million donation from them.
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.
Dean: Jean Leuner
On July 1, 2007, the School of Nursing became the university’s 12th college. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  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.
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. Photonics is the science of generating controlling and detecting Photons particularly in the visible and near Infra-red spectrum, but 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).
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. In Science, the term natural science refers to a naturalistic approach to the study of the Universe, which is understood as obeying rules or law of The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies The Division of Natural Sciences consists of the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection analysis interpretation or explanation and presentation of Data. 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. Anthropology (/ˌænθɹəˈpɒlədʒi/ from Greek grc ἄνθρωπος anthrōpos, "human" -λογία -logia) is the study of Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems Psychology (from Greek grc ψῡχή psȳkhē, "breath life soul" and grc -λογία -logia) is an Academic and Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge" The college recently completed the construction of a Psychology Building and a new Physical Sciences Building is currently under construction.
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
Online Graduate Programs
Online Graduate Certificate Programs
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). Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT was a concept developed by Walt Disney near the end of his lifetime The campus was designed to be a pedestrian oriented campus, with 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. The University of Central Florida campus is one of only two in the nation with a concentric circle design. The other is the University of California, Irvine. The University of California Irvine is a public Coeducational Research university situated in Irvine, California. Ironically, both universities are located in Orange County as UCF is in Orange County, Florida and UC Irvine is in Orange County, California.
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 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
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. Central
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. Heathrow is a Census-designated place and an unincorporated suburban community in Seminole County, Florida, United States. Sanford is a city in and the County seat of Seminole County, Florida, United States. Lake Mary is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. Cocoa is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 16412 at the 2000 census Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. As of 2007 the population recorded by the U Osceola County is a County located in the US state of Florida. 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.
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.
UCF Libraries collections include over 1,800,000 print volumes, a base of 17,000 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 80 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. A library is a collection of information sources resources and services and the structure in which it is housed it is organized for use and maintained by a public body an institution 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.
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. The Central Florida Future is the student-run newspaper of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. 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.
The library's online system isEx 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 learning space, is located 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. WUCF-FM 899 is a listener-supported service of the University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States, broadcasting a 24-hour schedule of jazz and blues 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.
The university's athletics teams are known as the UCF Knights. The University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights that competes in The University of Central Florida Knights are a NCAA Division I FBS College football program Knight is the English term for a social position originating in the Middle Ages. They are part of Conference USA in the NCAA's Division I-A in the 17 active varsity sports teams. Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States
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. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies The Atlantic Sun Conference (A-Sun is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States  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. Bright House Networks Stadium is a 45301-seat Stadium in Orlando Florida. The UCF Arena is a multi-purpose Arena complex on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando Florida. . 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.
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. Michelle Akers (born February 1, 1966 in Santa Clara California) was a leading American Soccer player and played on the historic Akers went on to play in the Olympics and was a part of the 1999 USA National Team that won the World Cup.
The UCF cheerleading squad has captured two national titles at the College Cheerleading and Dance Team Nationals, in 2003 and 2007. They are now being followed by the WEtv's hit cheerleading show, Cheerleader U, as the reigning national champions. 
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
UCF has a highly active campus life, with over 400 registered student organizations, intramural sports, and a Student Government Association. Intramural sports or intramurals are recreational Sports organized within a school
Spirit Splash is a homecoming tradition at UCF. Homecoming, welcoming back of former residents and alumni is a tradition in many universities, Colleges and High schools in North America 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. Knightro is the mascot for the UCF Knights. Knightro is sometimes seen riding a horse around campus and during football games The Marching Knights are the marching band of the University of Central Florida. The University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida features a large variety of intercollegiate athletics teams known as the UCF Knights that competes in
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.
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.
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. Students may also swim in the lake, which is the home to one shy, 4 foot gator, and the sunken wreck of a rowboat.  In addition, UCF's Challenge Course is one of only five in the country to contain a high elements course. A ropes course is a challenging outdoor Personal development and Team building activity which usually consists of high and/or low elements  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. A climbing wall is an artificially constructed wall with grips for hands and feet used for Climbing. 
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. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ( NORML, ˈnɔrməl is a Washington D Students for a Democratic Society (SDS is a United States Student organization. In 2006, High Times magazine ranked UCF one of the top five schools for student activism.  There is also an independent student newspaper on campus known as the Central Florida Future. The Central Florida Future is the student-run newspaper of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.
Greek life also thrives at the University of Central Florida, with 44 fraternities and sororities. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal This includes multicultural and honor Greek organizations, but also social sororities and fraternities as well. Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha are the social Panhellenic sororities. 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 member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Alpha Xi Delta ( ΑΞΔ) was founded on April 17, 1893 by ten women at Lombard College Galesburg Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization Chi Omega ( ΧΩ, also known as Chi O is a women's fraternity and the largest member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Delta Delta Delta ( ΔΔΔ) also known as Tri Delta is an international Collegiate women's fraternity founded on November 27, 1888. Kappa Alpha Theta ( ΚΑΘ) is an international women's fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. Kappa Delta ( ΚΔ) was the first Sorority founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville Virginia Kappa Kappa Gamma ( ΚΚΓ) is a college women's fraternity, founded at Monmouth College, Illinois. Pi Beta Phi ( ΠΒΦ) is an international sorority founded as I Zeta Tau Alpha ( ΖΤΑ) is a women's fraternity, founded October 15 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University The Interfraternity Council fraternities are Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI),Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi and most recently added Zeta Beta Tau along with a Sigma Pi colony. Alpha Epsilon Pi ( ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the This article is about the student fraternity in the United States Delta Tau Delta ( ΔΤΔ, DTD or " Delts " is a US -based international college fraternity. Delta Upsilon ( ΔY) is the 6th oldest international all-male college Greek-letter social fraternity and is the first non-secret fraternity ever Traditional founding The Kappa Sigma Fraternity claims that its origins can be traced back to Bologna, Italy in 1400. Lambda Chi Alpha ( ΛΧΑ) headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana, is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC and one of the largest Lambda Sigma Upsilon ( ΛΣΥ ("L-S-U" or "Upsilons" is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity Lambda Theta Phi (also Lambdas was founded on December 1 1975 at Kean College in Union New Jersey History Founding Phi Beta Kappa was the first Greek letter organization founded in the United States when it was created on December 5 1776 at the College Origins of Phi Gamma Delta Historical sketch of Jefferson College In 1803 only a small percentage of Americans attended college Sigma Chi ( ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male college Greek-letter social fraternities and a Secret society. ΣΝ (Sigma Nu is an undergraduate College fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada Tau Kappa Epsilon ( ΤΚΕ or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or ˈtiːk as in Teak wood is a College fraternity founded on January 10th Theta Chi Fraternity (ΘΧ is an international college fraternity. Zeta Beta Tau ( ZBT, brothers of which are nicknamed Zebes) is a historically Jewish, presently Nonsectarian international fraternity Sigma Pi ( ΣΠ) is an international College social fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. The Diversified Greek Council includes Chi Upsilon Sigma, Lambda Theta Alpha, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Mu Sigma Upsilon, Sigma Lambda Beta, Delta Phi Lambda, and Pi Delta Psi. Chi Upsilon Sigma ( ΧΥΣ) &mdash official name is Corazones Unidos Siempre ( Hearts United Always) &mdash is a Latino oriented Lambda Theta Alpha ( ΛΘA) is a Sorority founded in December 1975 at Kean University in Union New Jersey and has since grown to over Sigma Lambda Gamma (ΣΛΓ is a Sorority founded on April 9, 1990, at the University of Iowa. Mu Sigma Upsilon is a multicultural national Sorority associated with the National Multicultural Greek Council. Sigma Lambda Beta (ΣΛΒ is a Latino based social fraternity with multicultural membership based on cultural understanding and wisdom Pi Delta Psi ( ΠΔΨ, also known as PDPsi) is an Asian-American Cultural Interest Fraternity founded at Binghamton There are 4 Greek organizations associated with music: Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men with an interest in music Kappa Kappa Psi is a national honorary band fraternity dedicated to serving college and university bands The fraternity headquartered at Tau Beta Sigma is a Co-educational national honorary band Sorority dedicated to serving college and university bands The Sorority Sigma Alpha Iota ( ΣΑΙ) is a music fraternity Formed to "uphold the highest ideals of a music education" and "to further the development of music in America"
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 fraternities' charters revoked; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Pi Kappa Phi,and Sigma Phi Epsilon were kicked off campus. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SΑΕ) is a secret letter social college fraternity History Nu Phi In 1904 the College of Charleston was a small municipal College. ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the Other chapters that are no longer active at the University of Central Florida: Acacia, Delta Gamma, Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha. Acacia Fraternity is a social fraternity originally based out of Masonic tradition Delta Gamma ( ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest women's fraternities in the United States and Canada with its Executive Offices based in Columbus Alpha Chi Omega ( ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15 1885. History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations 
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. Superboy is a half-hour live-action television series based on the fictional DC Comics Comic book character Kal-El 's early years as Superboy In 2004, the WB recorded and produced a reality television series called Big Man on Campus featuring enrolled students. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary One special episode of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) featured on Spike TV was filmed at Universal Studios and showcased UCF students. was a Japanese Game show that aired from 1986 to 1989 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Spike (formerly called Spike TV) a division of MTV Networks, is an American cable network designed for an audience described
The film, The Blair Witch Project, was filmed by UCF students and became one of the most successful independent films ever made. The Blair Witch Project is a low-budget American Horror film released in 1999 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. Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3 1986 is an American actress, former show host on Nickelodeon, Singer and Voice actor. Sydney White (also known by the working title Sydney White and the Seven Dorks) is a 2007 film starring Amanda Bynes, Sara Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Actor James Best (best known as Sheriff Roscoe from the Dukes of Hazzard TV Series) taught classes at UCF for several years. James Best (born July 26 1926, Powderly Kentucky) is an American Actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco The Dukes of Hazzard is an American Television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. Actress Cheryl Hines (best known for her role as Cheryl David on Curb Your Enthusiasm) graduated from UCF with a degree in Communication. The horror film Bloody 27 which starred Michael Winslow and Tara Cardinal used several location on the UCF main campus. Michael Winslow (born September 6, 1958) is an American Actor and comedian known as the "Man of 10000 Sound Effects" for his ability to
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. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for In Music, a suite is an ordered set of Instrumental or Orchestral pieces normally performed in a Concert 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.
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 Village at Alafaya Club, The Park and Jefferson Lofts.
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. The UCF Arena is a multi-purpose Arena complex on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando Florida. Bright House Networks Stadium is a 45301-seat Stadium in Orlando Florida. Some retailers and restaurants currently occupying Knights Plaza are Barnes & Noble,Papa John's, Subway, Maggie Moo's,Red Brick Pizza, Volcanoe's, Jimmy John's, Beach Scene, Starbucks, and "Knightros", an all-you care to eat restaurant. Barnes & Noble Inc is the largest book retailer in the United States, operating mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of Bookstores Papa John's Pizza ( is the third largest Take-out and delivery Pizza restaurant chain in the United States, behind Pizza Hut Subway Restaurants, commonly known as Subway, is a Fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells Sandwiches and Salads called MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery is a chain of independently owned and operated franchised stores that specialize in serving Ice cream and other Desserts Jimmy John's is a franchised sandwich restaurant owned by Jimmy John Liautaud Starbucks Corporation ( is an international Coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle Washington. The complex also features 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. Each tower houses approximately 500 students. 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.
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. 
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.
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
Greek housing is also available on campus in the Greek Park community, which consists of over 400 beds. The UCF Arena is a multi-purpose Arena complex on the University of Central Florida campus in Orlando Florida. Bright House Networks Stadium is a 45301-seat Stadium in Orlando Florida. There are six sororities and three fraternities housed on campus, with some other fraternities having houses off campus. In addition, two houses are currently unoccupied with their future remaining unclear. There was a sixth fraternity house on campus. 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. History Pi Kappa Alpha is an international brotherhood composed of 210 student chapters 9 colonies and 120 alumni associations  In May of 2008 the house was demolished, and plans for two new houses in its spot are under review.
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. Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SΑΕ) is a secret letter social college fraternity    Three months later, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was also kicked off campus for a hazing incident. ΣΦΕ ( Sigma Phi Epsilon) commonly Nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male College students in the  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.
There are also five fraternities known to have off campus housing options including:
There are also a number of Greek organizations with no housing including:
Current on campus Greek houses:
Affiliated Housing (off-campus)
There are more than 169,000 alumni of UCF throughout the world. There are more than 169000 alumni of the University of Central Florida.