Eclipse to Mark 1st Day of UCF's Fall Semester

The Great American Eclipse will occur on the first day of classes at the University of Central Florida, giving students another big reason to be excited. It’s the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. The next one won’t occur until April 8, 2024. A solar eclipse occurs when the […]

New Semester Another Record Breaker for UCF

UCF on Monday will welcome the largest and most diverse student body in its history, including a freshman class with a university-record GPA. Enrollment is expected to top 66,000 students, and the fall freshman class has an average incoming GPA of 4.05. These milestones, based on the latest preliminary figures, further prove that a university […]

All You Need to Know About Today's UCF Solar Eclipse Event

UPDATE: Everyone is excited for the first day of classes and a chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse happening right overhead from 2-3:30 pm today. UCF will host a viewing event during that time in front of Millican Hall and the Reflecting Pond. The forecast has changed and there is a 30 percent chance […]

Update: UCF Cocoa Campus Lockdown Lifted

11:50 a.m. The lockdown on the Cocoa campus has been lifted. Operations are normal. 11 a.m. UCF’s Cocoa campus, based at Eastern Florida State College, is on lockdown. An alert sent by Eastern Florida State College said the lockdown is due to an incident at Cocoa High School. Updates will be posted here. Classes at […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.