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Vera Asian Now Open at UnionWest

New dining option on the first floor

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Want to spice up your lunch break? Check out Vera Asian on the first floor of UnionWest. They have a variety of food options that will leave your mouth watering!

Choose from a make your own bowl, sushi or small bites. Bowls can be made with an array of either rice or noodles, topped with your choice of veggies, protein and flavorful sauce. If a bowl doesn’t suit your fancy, test out some of their fresh hand rolled sushi. Regardless of your preference, Vera Asian has something for everyone!

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UnionWest Celebrates Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month

Residents can enjoy various activities, from dance events to a City of Orlando celebration

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National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15th to October 15th. According to the Hispanic Heritage Month website, this month celebrates and recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

 

UnionWest residents are encouraged to attend the following events organized by Downtown Student Engagement:
Let's Paint/ Vamos a Pintar
When: September 16th 2021 at 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Check in starts at 3:45pm)
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UnionWest Ownership Surprises Residents with Girl Scout Cookies

Residents enjoy Cookies for Campus

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UnionWest residents were in for a special treat during their first week of school. The UnionWest ownership team purchased dozens of boxes of Girl Scout cookies in an effort to support the local Orlando chapter, while surprising UnionWest residents with a Cookies for Campus event. The event was a great success, with over 300 residents attending to enjoy their choices of Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, and more.

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Apply to be a UnionWest Resident Assistant

Application deadline is October 1st, 2021

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Want to have an impact on your community here at Creative Village? Apply to be a Resident Assistant. Applications are now open until October 1st, 2021.

As an RA, you are given housing accommodations in our housing communities and are responsible for facilitating positive relations between our residents. This gives you the unique opportunity to be a role model for our new knights, and gain valuable leadership skills!  Read More >>

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UnionWest Residents Eligible for up to $1,000 Cash Scholarship

And more 2021-2022 incentives

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Apply today to live at UnionWest, the residence hall located at the Creative Village in Downtown Orlando! Residents get exclusive access to perks such as, incentives, resident appreciation events, and giveaways.  

UnionWest will select six Fall residents who have applied to win cash scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000. Interested residents must submit a short video of themselves saying who they are,

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UnionWest welcomes Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Briyanna Jenkins

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UnionWest is excited to welcome Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Briyanna Jenkins to the Downtown team! Briyanna oversees housing at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in addition to her new position at UnionWest. She is in charge of all residence life operations and oversees residential conduct and care intervention and outreach for our residents.

Briyanna is a central Florida native, born and raised in Lake Mary, FL. She attended both Florida State University and the University of South Florida and is now currently enrolled in a UCF doctoral program, pur

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UnionWest In-Person Tours Resume

Guests must RSVP online

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Reservations can now also be made to attend an in-person housing tour of UnionWest on the UCF Downtown campus. These are guided tours that show the student lounges, study spaces, Skydeck, and a sample apartment unit including 3 styles of bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette, and shared bathroom. Bedroom styles currently include a shared bedroom (two twin XL beds), a standard private bedroom (full bed), and a

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UnionWest Residents Can Enter Room Design Contest this Fall

Enter for a chance to win an iPad Mini, Bluetooth speakers, more

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UCF Housing and Residence Life’s annual Room Design Contest is back! UnionWest residents have the chance to win various fun prizes and the opportunity to be showcased on the department’s social media channels. Prizes include an iPad Mini, Bluetooth speakers, FitBits, and more. Participants can submit 3-5 photos of their room for an individual entry, pair entry (two roommates), or a group entry (living room).

“UnionWest is such a diverse community and we love to celebrate our residents for their individuality. My favorite part of leading this contest is seeing how creative re

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