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UnionWest Residents Can Enjoy Yoga Under the Stars Downtown

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday

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UnionWest residents can now take in the Downtown Orlando skyline from the comfort of their yoga mats on the 6th floor SkyDeck. Thanks to RWC @ Downtown, the resident-only Yoga Under the Stars series will take place the first and third Thursdays of each month from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Yoga mats are provided and the class is weather-permitting.

RWC Assistant Director Mari Milenkovic stated, “Yoga is known to help relieve stress and increase flexibility, but many people don’t know that it also improves memory and concentration.” Students who would like to increase their yoga

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Subway at UnionWest Now Open

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Last week, Subway opened its doors to students and staff at UnionWest. The much anticipated sandwich shop joins Dunkin’ as a vendor on the first floor of the downtown campus.

Guests can visit Subway daily from 6 AM- midnight to order their favorites. They are greeted by a custom mural designed by two UCF alumni just outside the restaurant, which celebrates the city’s many iconic places and characters. Inside the shop, students can take advantage of charging stations, digital menu boards, and an online order pick-up area.

The restaurant accepts Knight Cash as payment and ha

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Culinary Resident Bites into All UnionWest Has to Offer

Cooking Downtown, Budget-Friendly Tips, and More

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Valencia College resident Alex Jackomino is among the first students to experience UnionWest’s state-of-the-art culinary facility, which spans over four floors of the downtown building. Jackomino originally planned to pursue law, but was drawn to the Culinary Management major because for him, “law was too impersonal. Every culture and religion disagrees on something. Food, however, is celebrated across so many cultures and religions. It’s the one thing that brings people together.”

He discovered his passion for culinary arts through several interactive experiences. Most notab

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Three New Years Resolutions to Make in Downtown Orlando

Use downtown resources to reach your 2020 goals

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This time each year, people around the world establish New Year’s resolutions and goals in hopes of creating happier and healthier lifestyles. It can be difficult to maintain those good habits when work, school, and other obligations return to their normal schedules. The start of a new decade is the perfect time for students to acknowledge their many accomplishments over the past several years and visualize what they would like to achieve in this next chapter. Luckily for UnionWest residents, many downtown resources provide ample opportunities to satisfy several of the most common New Yea

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Downtown Orlando Bucket List

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Living at UnionWest means that students can take advantage of all that Downtown Orlando has to offer, including museums, parks, and more! A group of UCF students recently went to some of the must-see Downtown Orlando locations to showcase all that they have to offer.

Grab a pen and paper to start a bucket list and watch the full video here.

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