The College of Community Innovation and Education is the college anchor to UCF Downtown, a 21st-century campus that will increase access for students, provide pathways into high-demand career fields, foster collaboration with our neighbors in meaningful ways and improve countless lives through the power of education. Beginning fall 2019, select programs will move to the campus, located in downtown Orlando, where students will have numerous opportunities to engage in community-based experiences in the heart of the city. Internships, practicums and research can take place within walking distance of the downtown campus. Students will be close to the courthouse, Orlando’s City Hall, several schools and major corporate headquarters. A quick ride on Sunrail or Lynx will take students to the two major hospitals in Orlando, and so much more.

“The move to UCF Downtown opens up opportunities for students to partner with other healthcare industry professionals in the area. From internships, research and employment, our students will be uniquely poised to immerse themselves in the epicenter of Central Florida healthcare and garner hands-on experience while pursuing their education at UCF."

Kourtney Nieves, Ph.D.
Department of Health Management and Informatics

"At UCF Downtown, our undergraduate students will thrive while learning in a culturally and socio-economically rich city center. Our master’s students will have access to professional networks, key leaders and role models across government, nonprofit and business sectors. Our doctoral students will live the work of community-engaged research inspired by new curiosities and old questions asked in new ways."

Thomas A. Bryer, Ph.D.
School of Public Administration
Doctoral Program in Public Affairs


Whether you have questions about admission requirements, orientation, registration or graduation, you will find the answers and resources by meeting with one of our academic advisors.

Beginning fall 2019, on-site undergraduate and graduate advising will be available at the downtown campus.

Student Organizations

Join any one of our student organizations at UCF Downtown to further your professional learning, collaborate with fellow students and engage in community outreach.

"Legal studies programs may teach students how to write and think like a lawyer, but our move downtown opens up opportunities to teach students how to actually be a lawyer."

Marc Consalo, J.D., L.L.M., Esq.
Department of Legal Studies


UnionWest is UCF’s new student resident community at UCF Downtown and at Creative Village. Apartments and suites at UnionWest are furnished and will include a personal mini fridge for each resident, high-speed Wi-Fi and utilities. Each residential floor features a gathering space to meet up with friends or study, a laundry room and a community kitchen. A sixth-floor resident-only club room includes lounge and study areas, community activities and an outdoor patio overlooking downtown Orlando and Creative Village Central Park. Dedicated residential elevators provide high-speed access to the residential floors. UCF residents at UnionWest will have several unique, student-only benefits including earlier class registration appointments for future semesters.

To learn more, find resident-only promotions or see a model space, visit the UnionWest website, call 407-868-0862, e-mail