Hi, I'm a parent of a UCF grad who attended from out-of-state and want to let you know about the Out of State Student Mentoring program, sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience. We weren't aware of this until just after she started her freshman year, but it turned out to be a great way to begin to feel connected to the UCF community, especially if you don't know anyone else yet! I believe you have the option to choose a living/learning community (stay in the same dorm and take classes together). My daughter did her own thing, lived in Lake Claire, then Towers, then off-campus, but she did participate and met some of her very best friends through OSSM (pronounced "awesome"). At the time, each group was assigned a graduate student as a mentor, and the kids went on trips (theme parks, nature, skiing, etc.) and also had bbq's, dinners, meetings with the graduate student. Before you know it you will meet kids from all over Florida, the country and the world! Here's a link in case anyone is interested: OSSM: Out of State Student Mentoring at UCF
Congrats to all who have been admitted...UCF is a great school!