UnionWest is UCF’s newest student resident community at UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown at Creative Village. UnionWest is a 15-story building with restaurants on the ground floor, student services, classrooms and amenities conveniently located on floors 1–5, and student residences on floors 6–15.

UnionWest opened in August 2019, along with UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown.

It is recommended that students in the following UCF and Valencia College programs live at UnionWest to take advantage of the downtown environment for their areas of study.

UCF Programs

  • Communication
  • Digital Media
  • Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy
  • Legal Studies
  • Health Management and Informatics
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Public Administration
  • Research Administration
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Emergency and Crisis Management
  • Public Affairs

Valencia College Programs

  • Associate in Arts General Education
  • Baking and Pastry Management
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Media Pre-Major
  • Digital Media Technology
  • Health Information Technology Pre-Major
  • Health Information Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • New Media Communication
  • Restaurant and Food Service Management

News & Announcements

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Downtown Student Life Members help Keep Orlando Beautiful

UCF and Valencia College students help with cleanup at the John H. Jackson Community Center
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Luminary Green – A Bright Addition to the Creative Village.

Luminary Green park will feature light installations, honor community luminaries
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UCF FIEA Program Ranked #1 Graduate Video Game Design Program in the World -Again

- Both the graduate FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy) program and undergraduate program, part of the UCF Downtown campus, hold their top 20 spot in video game design program rankings.