Graduate Student Center
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 Summer Hours
|Monday – Thursday||11:00am – 6:00pm|
|Friday||11:00am – 3:00pm|
University Holidays Summer
|May 3-12||CLOSED||Center will close for semester break|
|May 13||OPEN||Center will open with Summer hours|
|May 27||CLOSED||Memorial Day|
|July 4||CLOSED||Independence Day|
|August 16 – 25||CLOSED||Center will close for semester break|
|August 26||OPEN||Center will open with Fall hours|
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 email@example.com.
ReservationsMake a reservation here
|Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE||Presentation Room||May 20 | 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm|
|Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE||Presentation Room||May 20 | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm|
|Beginning the ETD||Presentation Room||May 21 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm|
|Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Using Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tools||Presentation Room||May 21 | 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm|
|Completing the Thesis or Dissertation||Presentation Room||May 22 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm|
|Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combination Resumes that Work||Presentation Room||May 22 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm|
|Private Meeting||Presentation Room||May 23 | 08:00 am - 09:00 am|
|I-Corps: The scientific method for research commercialization||Presentation Room||May 23 | 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm|
|Where to Publish & Author Rights||Presentation Room||May 29 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm|
|Apps to Help Organize Your Research Life||Presentation Room||May 30 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm|
|Endnote & Refworks: Citing Made Easy!||Presentation Room||May 31 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 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.
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.