Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center
Come Visit Us In Colbourn Hall
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, final defenses of their thesis or dissertation research, guest lectures and colloquia series, study, and collaborate.

Located in Suite 146 Colbourn Hall, the Graduate Student Center is just minutes from the Student Union, Bookstore, Library, and Millican Hall services, and down the hall from the University Writing Center. 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 Summer Hours

Days Hours
Monday – Thursday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

University Holidays Summer

Dates Status Description
May 14 OPEN Center will open for the summer semester
May 28 CLOSED Memorial Day
July 4 CLOSED Independence Day
August 10 -19 CLOSED End of Semester Break


Multipurpose Study and Collaboration Area

Entrance to Graduate Student Center, Suite 146
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, and a 60” TV/DVD with presentation capability and offers wireless access and laptop outlets. This space can also be used for open discussions and refreshments following presentations or thesis and dissertation defenses.

The multipurpose room may be reserved for graduate events that require a networking or mingling of participants (for example, a reception for a guest speaker or other UCF visitors, a celebration honoring your graduate students for their achievements). If you wish, you may bring refreshments or arrange for catering (note that the Graduate Student Center does not have a refrigerator, sink, or food preparation area, utensils, or appliances). You may rearrange the sofas, chairs, and tables if needed, but please return the room to its original arrangement when your event is over. Maximum capacity for this room is 55.

The Presentation Room

Suite 128
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 38 in a standard classroom setting, this room has the audiovisual equipment necessary for presentations (teaching console, screen, ceiling-mounted document camera and speakers, Blu-Ray player, back wall camera to record presentations, and software to integrate images). This room also has recording capabilities to provide good feedback to presenters who may be practicing and also to record presentations for future reference. Make your reservation request at least one week in advance.

The Conference Room

Suite 128A
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 14 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.

The Study and Data Analysis Rooms

Suites 128B and 128C
The Study and Data Analysis Rooms feature 12 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).

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

Slate training Presentation Room June 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dissertation Defense Presentation Room June 20 | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
How It Works For You: Networking Techniques Presentation Room June 20 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Private Meeting Conference Room June 20 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Study Conference Room June 20 | 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Summer Mentoring Fellowship Workshop: Preparing a Poster Presentation Room June 21 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Slate training Presentation Room June 25 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dissertation Defense Conference Room June 25 | 11:00 am - 02:30 pm
Suspending Snap Judgements on Autism Conference Room June 25 | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Where to Publish and Author Rights Presentation Room June 27 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Private Presentation Room June 28 | 08:00 am - 09:15 am
Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE Presentation Room June 28 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Thesis Defense Conference Room June 28 | 01:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Private Training Presentation Room June 28 | 02:30 pm - 04:00 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.