Voting begins for SGA Presidential Election

SGA presidential candidates and their running mates gathered early Monday morning to kick off the first day of voting. Tents and mini voting stations were set up all over campus with the main hub residing right outside the Student Union. A neutral tent was available for students who wanted to cast their votes anonymously while … Continue reading Voting begins for SGA Presidential Election

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1st woman named UCF Police Officer of the Year

This year’s Officer of the Year award was presented to Detective Amber Abud of the UCF Police Department, the first woman recipient of the award since its creation. Each spring, UCFPD hosts an awards ceremony to recognize its staff members, officers and community supporters. This year the ceremony was held on Feb. 5 at the … Continue reading 1st woman named UCF Police Officer of the Year

DirectConnect paves shorter route to degree

Since its introduction in 2006, DirectConnect has helped thousands of students transfer to UCF. The program came to light after a conversation between Valencia College President Sandy Shugart and UCF President John C. Hitt, who discussed various ways to enhance student success. The end result of that conversation was the DirectConnect Program. The primary goal … Continue reading DirectConnect paves shorter route to degree

Course evaluations give UCF students chance to air concerns

Voting in Florida may seem like a waste of time to some, but professors say there is one ballot you won’t want to miss. At the end of each semester students are given the opportunity to complete an online Student Perception of Instruction form (SPoI), commonly referred to as a teacher evaluation. “The purpose is … Continue reading Course evaluations give UCF students chance to air concerns

Think 30 Campaign strives for students to graduate on time

The Think 30 Campaign, which encourages students to complete 30 credit hours per academic year, is beginning to see signs of a positive trend. While the campaign is still in its early stages, preliminary numbers show that since its inception, there has been a 4.4 percent increase in full-time, first-time in college students taking 30 … Continue reading Think 30 Campaign strives for students to graduate on time

Program helps Knights make ‘Centsible’ financial decisions

While many college students graduate with debt, programs at the University of Central Florida try to help students make healthy financial decisions. Centsible Knights provides students with information and resources on financial literacy utilizing the tools and resources presented to them at orientation. The program was first launched November 2015. “Upon entering UCF, I was … Continue reading Program helps Knights make ‘Centsible’ financial decisions

8th annual Study Union gets 100,000th student

On Monday, the University of Central Florida’s eighth annual Study Union reached its 100,000th student. Since its inception in fall 2008, the Study Union event has served to assist students with 24-hour academic support in the days leading to final exam week. This program was developed by the Student Union and the Student Academic Resource … Continue reading 8th annual Study Union gets 100,000th student