UCF Students Start New Year

UCF Students Start New Year

The University of Central Florida keeps attracting brighter and brighter students. Preliminary data indicates that this year’s freshman class, which begins classes today, posts some impressive credentials. This fall’s class is expected to have an average high school Grade Point Average of 3.9 compared to 3.8 last fall. The average SAT score is expected to […]

  • Want Your Financial Aid? You Must Attend and Participate in Your Classes

    Beginning this fall, in an effort to increase student success, all students will be required to engage in their courses by completing specified assignments during the first five to 10 days from the first day of the class. Faculty members can choose from a variety of ways to verify whether students are actively engaged, including […]

  • Fall Semester Kicks Off With Move-In Weekend

    More than 5,500 University of Central Florida students are moving into on-campus housing today and Saturday with the help of family, friends and more than 400 volunteers. Some students had family members help them carry load after load of their belongings into their rooms early Friday, avoiding the late-morning rain. Others happily accepted help from […]

  • Students, Engineers, Doctors, Clergy Spend Summer as International Samaritans

    Thirty medical, nursing, pharmacy and engineering students from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida set up four rural clinics and saw nearly 600 patients in Dominican Republic this summer as part of a UCF global health program. An accompanying chaplain also helped hundreds dealing with emotional distress linked to physical abuse. […]


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  • UCF Cyber Defense Turns Smart Thermostat Into Potential Spy

    A member of UCF’s Cyber Defense Team is making headlines again, this time cracking into a secure home system inside 15 seconds at one of the largest cyber security conferences in the world. CNN  and NPR  reported on the hack aimed at raising awareness about the vulnerabilities now possible as more and more items get […]

  • Meet Former Knight, PBS KIDS Star

    Jennifer Pena brings acting and teaching, two of her passions, to her role as Miss Rosa on PBS KIDS. Pena, an Orlando native, uses the skills she learned while earning her teaching certificate at UCF to teach children to explore and learn through art, song, dance and storytelling in both English and Spanish. Pena will […]

  • UCF Engineering Team 'Sees' Causes of Jet Engine Turbine Coating Damage

    A UCF-led research team has succeeded in studying the impact of extreme heat on jet engine turbines in near real-time, which could ultimately help manufacturers better protect against breakdown. The work, which was published Thursday in Nature Communications, was conducted at the University of Central Florida, the Institute of Materials Research at the German Aerospace […]

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A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.