Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center
Your Space on Campus
Graduate Student Center

UCF’s Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center provides a space for graduate students to gather for professional development, workshops, rehearsal of presentations, defenses of their thesis or dissertation research, guest lectures and colloquia series, study, and collaborate.

Located on the second floor in suite 213 of Trevor Colbourn Hall Building, the Graduate Student Center is just minutes from the Student Union, Bookstore, Library, and Millican Hall services. The Graduate Student Center contains four main areas: multipurpose study and collaboration area, presentation room, conference room, and study and data analysis rooms.

Graduate Student Center Hours

The Graduate Student Center is open.

Monday – Friday9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Multipurpose Study and Collaboration Area

This comfortable, inviting space is a great place to talk with other graduate students, work in small groups, take a break or catch up on some reading. The room is furnished with couches, tables, and chairs. This space can also be used for open discussions and refreshments following presentations or thesis and dissertation defenses.

The Presentation Room

The Presentation Room is available for any graduate student to reserve to practice presentations and thesis and dissertation defenses. In addition, it will host professional and academic development workshops and seminars for graduate students. With seating for 42 in a standard classroom setting, this room has the audiovisual equipment necessary for presentations. Make your reservation request at least one week in advance. This room can be reserved for a maximum of 4 hours per person/group.

The Conference Room

The Conference Room is available for any graduate student to reserve to host meetings with their committee for thesis and dissertation defenses, graduate student organization meetings or group study. With comfortable seating for 10 around a traditional conference table, this room has video conferencing equipment to facilitate long-distance participation in UCF graduate student presentations, as well as participation in presentations and research projects hosted by other institutions. Make your reservation request at least one week in advance. Use of video conferencing requires a test session one week prior to your meeting. This room can be reserved for a maximum of 4 hours per person/group.

The Study and Data Analysis Rooms

The Study and Data Analysis Rooms feature 10 computer workstations with specialized software for statistical analyses, creating publication-quality figures, and other software to help support graduate students conducting and presenting their research. All PC computers have Microsoft Office 2010, Origin 8.6, Adobe Master Collection, SPSS, Amos, LaTex, and ArcGIS. Camtasia, ChemBio Office, GAUSS, Interactive Data Language, Mat Lab, Nvivo, SAS, STATA, and UCINET6 varies by computer. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Graduate students may use these study stations on a walk-in basis. Black and white printing is available for graduate students to use as long as they bring their own paper.

Graduate Ambassadors

The Graduate Ambassadors are graduate students at UCF who focus on providing a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for all students in the Graduate Student Center. Additionally, they support students through working on professional and career development projects, research events, answering student questions, and more. They play an integral part in creating a graduate community at UCF.

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Alison Cavicchi
Innovation and Education
Instructional Design and Technology MA
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Rachel Ecker
Health Professions and Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders MA
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Daisy Mejia
Innovation and Education
Criminal Justice MS
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Luis Rios
Arts and Humanities
History MA
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Nicole Suarez
Arts and Humanities
English MA

Graduate Student Center Events

For a list of workshops, seminars, and thesis/dissertation defenses scheduled in the Graduate Student Center, please review the calendar.

If you want to check availability for future dates in the Graduate Student Center, call 407-823-4689 (no voicemail) during Graduate Student Center hours or email [email protected].

Corey Zucker MS Thesis Defense Conference Room March 28 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Dissertation Defense Conference Room March 30 | 09:00 am - 11:00 am
Final Dissertation Defense Presentation Room March 30 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid - CORE Presentation Room March 31 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thesis Defense Conference Room March 31 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Room Reservations

To reserve space in the Graduate Student Center, events, activities, and meetings should be for graduate student audiences, related to developing graduate community, or focused on graduate education. Graduate students, faculty, or their programs, as well as those who serve graduate audiences, can reserve rooms in the Graduate Student Center. Friendly Graduate Assistants are available to answer your questions and provide support for meetings and presentations.

Complete the Room Reservation Request form online. We will reply to you about your request as quickly as we can. Please send your reservation requests in advance; for weekend events, it helps to have 2 weeks or more to plan for coverage.