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 the new 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 Fall Hours

DaysHours
Monday – Thursday8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
SaturdayClosed
Sunday1:00pm – 6:00pm

University Holidays Fall

DatesStatusDescription
August 15 – 25CLOSEDCenter will close for semester break
August 26OPENCenter will open with Fall hours
August 29CLOSEDCenter will close at 2pm – Football Game
September 1 – 2CLOSEDLabor Day
November 11CLOSEDVeteran’s Day
Nov 27 – Dec 1CLOSEDThanksgiving break
Dec 13 – Jan 5CLOSEDWinter Break
January 6OPENCenter will open with Spring hours

Facilities

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 or reserve a specific computer workstation for up to two hours (renewable if no one else is waiting). Black and white printing is available for graduate students to use as long as they bring their own paper.

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 gradcenter@ucf.edu.

Private Meeting Presentation Room September 16 | 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE Presentation Room September 16 | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Record a Presentation Presentation Room September 16 | 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
BSGSA CORE workshop I Presentation Room September 16 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Endnote and Refworks: Citing Made Easy! Presentation Room September 17 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Cyber security work group Conference Room September 17 | 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Three Minute Thesis Information Session and Pitch Workshop Presentation Room September 17 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE Presentation Room September 18 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond – ELECTIVE Presentation Room September 18 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
1st Wednesday Conference Room September 18 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Pay Yourself First and Other Budgeting Tips Presentation Room September 19 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Green Dot Bystander Training Presentation Room September 19 | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Library Research and Literature Review Strategies Presentation Room September 19 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Where to Publish: Finding the Right Venue to Publish Your Research Presentation Room September 19 | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE Presentation Room September 20 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Private Meeting Conference Room September 20 | 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Postdoc Ice Cream Social Presentation Room September 20 | 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE Presentation Room September 20 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Private Meeting Conference Room September 20 | 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Budgeting and Money Management Seminar for STRONG program Presentation Room September 23 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate IDS Advisory Committee Meeting Conference Room September 23 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE Presentation Room September 24 | 09:00 am - 11:00 am
Apps to Help Organize Your Research Life Presentation Room September 24 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Beginning the Thesis or Dissertation Presentation Room September 24 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
GSC GA Meeting Conference Room September 24 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Using Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tools Presentation Room September 24 | 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm
MFA in Themed Experiences Information Session Conference Room September 24 | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
MA Elementary Education Meeting Presentation Room September 24 | 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
How It Works For You: Networking Techniques Presentation Room September 25 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Completing the Thesis or Dissertation Presentation Room September 26 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Using Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tools Presentation Room September 26 | 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm
Optimizing Your Online Presence Presentation Room September 26 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Author Rights: Understanding and Protecting Your Rights Presentation Room September 26 | 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Ethical and Legal Issues in Teaching – ELECTIVE Presentation Room September 27 | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Private Meeting Conference Room September 27 | 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Graduate/Faculty Ice Cream Social Presentation Room September 30 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Room and Computer 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.

Room Reservations

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.

Computer Workstation Reservations

To reserve a computer in one of the study rooms, please complete the Workstation Request form online.