Families Celebrate at the Downtown Campus

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses

Approximately 60 Valencia College and University of Central Florida (UCF) students and families attended the inaugural Family Weekend at the Downtown Campus last Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Families enjoyed breakfast, goodies and swag bags as well as a welcome presentation and campus tours facilitated by Eugene Jones, executive dean; Edna Jones Miller, dean of students; Elizabeth Thompson, director, downtown community engagement; Chanda Torres, assistant vice president, UCF Downtown student services; and Ross Wolf, interim assistant provost, UCF Downtown. Alex Erdmann, dean, School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, was also present to highlight the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program.

After the tours, families engaged in immersive experiences of their choice in Downtown Orlando. The experiences included Lake Eola Farmers Market and swan boat rentals, “See Art Orlando” and Downtown Orlando Historic District self-guided tours, Well’s Built Museum and the Orange County History Center.

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