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UnionWest Spring/Summer Housing Agreements Now Open

UCF and Valencia College Students Can Apply for Spring 2021

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Your chance to live in the heart of Downtown Orlando could be a few clicks away. We are pleased to announce that the UnionWest Spring/Summer Housing Agreement is now open in the Housing Portal!

Complete Agreement: Please log into the Housing Portal here (myUCF > Student Self Service > Housing > Housing Portal) and navigate to the Application link in the gold bar to complete

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Creative Village Park Construction Moves Forward

Construction on the park begins this fall

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On October 5, 2020, the Orlando City Council approved a $5.3 million agreement with Collage Companies for the construction of the Creative Village park. The 2.3-acre park will provide opportunities for students, residents and visitors of Creative Village to gather, play and enjoy the outdoors. The park will include a 1-acre “great lawn” for events and recreation, a tree-lined promenade, various types of seating, functional and decorative lighting, and hardscaped areas for performance and/or future art installations. The park will also include a large artistic circular trellis that will

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UnionWest Fall Door Decorating Contest Starts Today

Winners win an order of boxed Insomnia Cookies

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UnionWest Student Housing is hosting its first-ever Fall Door Decorating Contest.

 

To participate and enter into the contest, there are a couple of things to remember:

 

1. You must be a current UnionWest resident to participate and submit an entry to the Door Decorating Contest.
2. To be considered, residents should tag us (UnionWest Housing) in their submission photo. All of the tagged

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New Grocery Shuttle Program Launches at UnionWest

Tuesday shuttle operates twice a month

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UCF Parking and Transportation Services and UCF Student Government are proud to launch a pilot program of the Grocery Shuttle at UCF Downtown and Valencia College Downtown campus. 

The Grocery Shuttle will be available to UCF and Valencia students to take you from the downtown campus to the Publix at The Paramount on Lake Eola, 400 E. Central Blvd. The shuttle runs twice per mont

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Resident Assistant Spotlight: RA Maria

UnionWest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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When you meet Maria, one of the first things apparent about her is the calm yet engaged energy she exudes. “I think it’s part of what makes her so welcoming every time I’ve seen her interact with anyone,” UnionWest staff employee Malcolm Kelly says of our latest RA Spotlight. Maria Gomez is pursuing Graphic Design with a focus on becoming a User Experience Designer at Valencia College. When she’s not taking classes or checking in on her floor residents, she’s likely finding something active to get involved in. “She is the type of person to leave a lasting impression and connec

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Resident Assistant Spotlight: Isael “Izzy” Nunez

UnionWest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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Isael “Izzy” Nunez is a third-year Junior, majoring in Business Finance. After transferring with his AA this past spring from Valencia College, Izzy is now a UCF student—but he is already starting his second year as an RA at UnionWest. Even after a year of calling the downtown campus his home, Izzy states “I can’t get enough of the downtown views.” He still has enthusiasm and excitement for his downtown campus—that, and the fact that there are “over 60 restaurants in a one-mile radius from UnionWest.”

In his RA position, Izzy is often called motivating, hard-working

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Top 10 Safety Tips for UCF Housing Residents

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month and the perfect time to learn more about the safety resources available to residents!

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1. Try out the “SafeWalk” feature on the UCF Mobile App

UCF Mobile app

The “SafeWalk” feature allows users to share their location, destination and estimated arrival time with selected friends who can track the user’s trip on a real-time map. Selected friends will receive updates about the trip and, in the ev

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UCF Downtown Receives Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Award of Excellence

UCF Recognized for Positive Impact of Downtown Campus

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On August 21st, UCF Downtown was honored with the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Award of Excellence. Through its positive impact and contributions to the downtown Orlando area, UCF Downtown has “defined [a] new standard for partnership,” says Josh Wyche, executive director of the DOP. The annual award series recognizes projects in downtown Orlando that positively impact the community through extraordinary achievements.

The downtown campus, a partnership between UCF and Valencia College, serves more than 7,000 students who live, learn and work in downtow

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