Student life at exciting UCF

At the University of Central Florida, there’s always something good on campus. Inside the classroom, you get an empowering education from one of the country’s most innovative schools. And outside, you can enjoy exciting activities, sunny weather and a big, beautiful campus.

Here are just some of the things you can look forward to as a Global UCF student at the second largest university in the United States.

Activities and sports

600+ student organizations

600+ student organizations

Academic clubs. Cultural societies. Sports leagues. At UCF, you’ll find lots of fun ways to meet other students and explore your interests, including groups like:

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • International Student Association
  • Central Florida Cycling

16 organized sports teams

16 organized sports teams

Whether you’re on the team or in the audience, show your UCF Knights pride. There are athletics teams for men and women, including:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer (football)
  • Volleyball

50+ intramural sports leagues

50+ intramural sports leagues

Want to be active but not too competitive? UCF has intramural leagues for a variety of sports for students of all levels, including:

  • Soccer (football)
  • Tennis
  • Softball

Culture and entertainment

CFE Arena

CFE Arena

Right on the UCF campus, CFE Arena is the largest live entertainment and sports facility in East Orlando. Past events include:

  • Cirque du Soleil performance
  • Katy Perry concert
  • UCF sports

Theatre UCF

Theatre UCF

Get half-priced admission to live performances of plays, musicals and more. Past performances include:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • West Side Story
  • The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

Events

Events

In just one day, you could attend an art exhibit, learn a new hobby and volunteer to help a great local organization. And, of course, make new friends. Some examples of other events on campus:

  • Career fairs to find a job
  • Live musical performances
  • Guest speakers and seminars

Campus and sunshine

Great location in Orlando

Great location in Orlando

The UCF main campus is close to downtown Orlando, but far away enough that you get the unique U.S. college campus experience. And you can enjoy cool benefits, like:

  • The Leisure Pool, a resort-style swimming pool perfect for studying or relaxing
  • UCF partnerships with local companies, such as Boeing, Disney and Lockheed Martin
  • Easy travel around the U.S. and international destinations, with Orlando International Airport

Modern facilities and technology

Modern facilities and technology

From research clusters to training simulators, UCF takes technology seriously. On campus, you’ll get hands-on experience thanks to:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories and libraries
  • UCF’s #13 ranking for Most Innovative Schools (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Specialized research centers in engineering, nanoscience, solar energy and more

Beautiful outdoor space

Beautiful outdoor space

The UCF campus is big – nearly 6 km2. And more than half of the campus is woodlands, lakes and other relaxing and peaceful greenspace, including:

  • Lake Claire, for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking and more
  • UCF Arboretum, with hiking, organic gardening and more
  • Memory Mall, with lots of students studying and relaxing on the grass

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Orlando is used to international visitors and everyone is very welcoming and respectful. The UCF campus is gorgeous.”

– Ximena from Venezuela