SDES/HEPS Visiting Days Information

The Higher Education and Policy Studies (HEPS) graduate community and professionals within the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) and sister institutions in the Central Florida area are hosting a visitation weekend for all incoming students from Friday February 23, 2018 to Saturday February 24, 2018. This event will be a terrific opportunity for you to meet and interview with the various SDES departments around campus and other local institutions that provide employment opportunities for graduate students interested in going into the field of Student Affairs. Additionally, this event will serve as a welcome into the HEPS program. The Welcome Program will feature a series of activities designed to introduce you to the program, the University, and your fellow graduate students. Please see below for further information.

We are excited to welcome you to UCF, and Go Knights!

Note: Master's student's must attend one of following mandatory orientation sessions before enrolling in classes:

March 23rd: 4:00pm-5:30pm
April 26th: 12:00pm-1:30pm
July 7th: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Visiting Days will be held on February 23-24, 2018. In depth information for the day-of schedules will be provided in January. For more information, contact

Important Dates

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Deadline to apply to the program
*Please note: Applications will continue to be reviewed after this date.


Acceptance notifications: Will be given on a rolling admissions basis, beginning after all application materials have been received from applicant.

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Priority Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline
*Please note: Only students who have been accepted into the program are invited to Visiting Days.

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

HEPS Visiting Days - GA Placement Exchange Interview Day

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

HEPS Visiting Days - Welcome Program


Dillon Burleson HEPS Visiting Days

Please contact with any questions or concerns, and to formally register for Visiting Days by Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 5:00pm..

Graduate Assistantships Available

All institutions and departments who have graduate assistants are located here. You are encouraged to apply to multiple positions, and to apply to positions from all institutions, in order to have a better chance at receiving interviews for Visiting Days. The submission of your application does not guarantee an interview. You will be notified of your interview schedule the week before Visiting Days.

Click here to view all institutions and departments who have graduate assistants.

Note: Applications for Graduate Assistantships will not be reviewed without acceptance into the HEPS program.

Where to Stay?

Current master’s students in the Educational Leadership, Higher Education/Student Personnel track volunteer as hosts for the Visiting Days. Hosts are students gracious enough to open their schedules to give prospective students an insider’s view of UCF and the Higher Education program, as well as provide or recommend a place to sleep (if needed) and ground transportation around Orlando. However, we cannot guarantee that we will have enough hosts for everyone so we encourage you to have an alternative plan for housing in the event we do not have enough hosts.