College Senior 2012-11-28T16:45:46Z
The garages full up very quickly between 11 and 4, since those are the times when the most classes are in session. I would say to come 1 hour before your class if you want to park. Sometime you are in the garage circling around for 30-45-60-80 minutes, just to find a parking space. Depending on where your class is, you may want to park in the garage that ISN'T nearest to it. This way, you may be able to park faster, and just have to walk an extra 5-10 minutes. But since the garages are pretty much close to any of the main buildings on campus, parking at any of them won't put you too far put of your way.
Also, most of the housing communities within a 2-mile radius offer free shuttles to school. If you live at one of the places, I recommend using this service (technically, you already pay for the service, so you might as well milk it).
College Senior 2012-11-28T16:35:18Z
Most students bring their own laptop to the campus, so everyone jumps on the wifi there. When you're in the buildings, the wifi is usually good but can slow down drastically when outside the buildings. If working on an assignment that requires constant Internet access, I recommend using one of the computers in the computer lab or just doing the assignment at home.
Overall, the speed is okay for use with assignments, but with everything else, it's average. There are a lot of open computers and labs in almost every "major" building, so it's not too bad. And most of them are open until 7-9, so you can time your visits according to your own schedule.
College Junior 2012-11-28T15:39:11Z
I'm in the college of hospitality management and I'm majoring in Event management. What I love about this course is that a lot of professors are or were in the industry and were very successful. The share their experience with us as well as let us know what we can do to make it in the field. What I also enjoy about this program is that we are required as part of our classes to get an internship with a company so we are basically guaranteed a job!
College Junior 2012-11-28T15:32:17Z
Rosen College of Hospitality Management is where I am studying for my Event Management major. This program is fantastic! Almost all of my professors have been in the hospitality industry, so they are giving us real world advice and teaching us what they learned throughout their career. They actual classes are fun and you really learn a lot. What I love about this program is that the class sizes are pretty small compared to main campus so you have more interaction with the professor. I hope to graduate by 2015 and land a job with one of the internships and work my way into big events like the Olympics. I'm not worried about finding a job in my field because their are various events that need to be planned and businesses always need people like me to plan them.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:31:05Z
Because UCF is the biggest school in the nation, there are constantly new apartment buildings going up, so it is very easy to find an apartment near campus. However, they are pretty pricey and the last brand new complex I lived in was destroyed by college kids in about a month and not well maintained. Living gets less expensive as you move further from campus and finding a house to rent is moderately difficult, but if you're in a pinch financially, definitely worth it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:28:07Z
There are two cafeteria style dining halls which are often crowded but offer a good variety of food. There are tons of places to get snacks or coffee between classes and are a good value. While there are multiple places to get a meal, I eat on campus twice a week and find myself getting bored with the options. Luckily, there are also many places off campus that are nearby but may not be accessible if you don't have a car.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:26:54Z
The University of Central Florida is definitely improving the diversity on campus. I think the location helps because Florida is a melting pot of people. The school encourages diversity through the many different clubs and organizations it offers.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:23:48Z
Police can be pretty strict when it comes to moving violations (ex. turning into the wrong lane) and parking is limited and tickets are always given.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:23:09Z
Orlando is a fun city with lots to do. Of course we have many theme parks such as the five Disney parks and Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, and Aquatica. There is also a large shopping plaza near campus called Waterford Lakes that has tons of shops, restaurants, and a movie theatre. Downtown Orlando also offers a great nighht life! There is a large variety of clubs and bars for all tastes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:18:32Z
It is located in Central Florida so the weather is great most of the time! Sunny weather and it only rains occaisionally.
College Junior 2012-11-28T15:17:43Z
I received a decent amount of financial aid money, they paid for a majority of my tuition but I still had to take a loan to pay for the rest of it. My reoccurring problem with the financial aid office is that they either don't receive my papers or they misplace them but it always works out in the end!
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T15:15:50Z
Varsity sports at the University of Central Florida are improving but the one thing we are missing is school spirit. Students need to be proud of our team in order to improve attendence at the games.
College Junior 2012-11-28T15:12:16Z
It was very simple getting into the college of hospitality management, I just signed up for classes and that's it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T14:37:39Z
The summer is stifling hot and there's never an ocean breeze, which I suppose can only be expected of Florida in the summer. The winters can be cool; it has snowed here once. It can also rain quite heavily and be very muggy.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T14:35:10Z
The police are strict with underage drinking on campus, but you can drink on campus so long as you're of age. There is a zero tolerance policy with cheating, and I know of teachers who will go out of their way to fail you if they ever catch you cheating, even in the slightest, even just the once. Because of the large scale of UCF though, these policies do not feel overbearing, and do keep everything properly functional. I quite like it.
College Senior 2012-11-28T14:30:36Z
I just started my Computer Science major at UCF this semester. Firstly, the teachers in this program (specifically this program, not the prerequisites) are amazing and I wish I could have them for all my classes. Secondly, every day I'm receiving emails regarding opportunities for internships, study abroad opportunities, scholarships, and jobs. Thirdly, I'm also receiving emails about minors that complement my major, including informational meetings (which I've attended and the chances are incredible). And lastly, being part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science gives me access to incredible deals with Windows; this is, by far, the best advantage I've ever had. Free downloads for software! Who can turn that down?
College Senior 2012-11-28T14:24:17Z
UCF is located in Central Florida--Orlando. It's only 30-45 minutes away from Downtown Orlando with all the tourist attractions (and Rosen College of Hospitality is only 5 minutes away from Wizarding World of Harry Potter). There's a lot of ethnic restaurants and shops for a variety of places to eat or visit and an endless amount of bars and clubs. Is there any doubt that there's always something to do in this area?
College Senior 2012-11-28T14:21:10Z
There are plenty of opportunities for off-campus housing, and UCF has a "free" shuttle service (transportation fee is included in the tuition costs). The school itself doesn't entirely promote the off-campus housing, but if you ask housing for information on various places, they'll give you a list with general information and a map. The security for every place is different, as well as the parking, availability, convenience, and cost. I personally live at CVI where all the amenities are inclusive of the rent--so I only pay one monthly fee and have unlimited cable, internet, water, and electric. There's a meal plan (but it's closed for holidays and this is a problem for students who don't go home, seeing as we also don't have full kitchens at all) and a 24/7 laundry facility downstairs. The downside is that they've claimed to have CVI 2.0 coming Fall 2012, but maintenance and construction has been going on nonstop for at least a couple years. I could give more details, but it's a different experience from person to person to person.
College Senior 2012-11-28T14:15:04Z
There are definitely a lot of sports and athletics students can get involved with, from co-ed volleyball to kayaking--the school has various trips to do outgoing things and get student involvement with the outdoors as much as indoor athletics. The gym is well-equipped and UCF's spirit for sports is far out there, you don't even need to be on campus to hear the cheering during a home football game.
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T14:06:59Z
Guys & Girls:
I would rate them an A because there is a good amount of diversity. For the most part everyone is groomed and everything is up to par. Guys will be able to find pretty ladies along with getting a good education and girls can find handsome and attractive men with good personalities and intentions.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-27T03:08:03Z
Orlando nightlife caters to just about everyone! It's incredibly diverse. Pubs are more laid back, and then there's IBar which is great for folks with a more eclectic taste in music. Then there's Chillers, which plays a lot of 90's music and top 40, but the best part is that they specialize in frozen drinks! Back booth is also pretty laid back. I-Spy bar is really kitchy and cool, and equipped with hidden cameras, which make for interesting conversation. There is just so much!
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-27T03:03:09Z
There is just so much to do, and there is truly something for everyone! Downtown is very artsy, and filled with a ton of great thrift stores and vintage shops, as well as a plethora of great restaurants (4 Rivers is a must!!!). Winter Park has several museums and upscale shops, as well as some great wineries. The Amusement parks are great for those who are kids at heart. The nightlife in downtown and near the amusement parks is fantastic. Cocoa and Daytona Beach are both about an hour from campus, and the surf in New Smyrna is pretty rad. Shall I go on?
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-27T02:55:45Z
There is campus-wide wifi, spacious classrooms, several computer and print labs, a print center for photo and other heavier printing needs, a huge library, several meal options, and a state of the art recreation and wellness center complete with a rock climbing wall and adult ballet classes whose membership is included with tuition. One could live on campus and never really need to leave, but if you so desire, there are several museums in the downtown and winter park areas, as well as countless amusement parks and entertainment on the opposite side of town.
College Sophomore 2012-11-26T22:59:13Z
The mealplan is great especially if you get unlimited. The marketplace often switches up meals so you have a variety of foods you can get, however they tend to have the same breakfast every day which is why they earned an A- grade. I believe Knightros has better food but its location, all the way by the arena, is far from the dorms unless you live in the towers so I do not eat there often.
College Sophomore 2012-11-26T21:27:13Z
Most dining options can be found in the few roads right outside of campus just 5 minutes away. For a wider selection, the Waterford Lakes shopping center is located about 10 minutes down Alafaya from UCF.
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