Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center

Graduate Student Center
Come Visit Us In Trevor 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, 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 Spring Hours

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

University Holidays Spring

January 7OPENCenter will open for Spring semester
January 21CLOSEDMartin Luther King Jr. Day
March 10 – 17CLOSEDUCF Spring Break
April 21CLOSEDEaster
May 3 – 12CLOSEDEnd of Spring Semester
May 13OPENCenter will open for Summer Semester


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

Where to Publish and Author Rights Presentation Room January 22 | 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Graduate Health Network Presentation Room January 22 | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Allied Health Fields-Program Director and Deans Meeting Presentation Room January 22 | 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Green Dot Bystander Training Presentation Room January 23 | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE Presentation Room January 23 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
Cru for Grads Conference Room January 23 | 05:45 pm - 07:45 pm
Plagiarism module meeting Conference Room January 23 | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
Private Meeting Conference Room January 23 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
What is a CV? Presentation Room January 23 | 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Postdoctoral Scholar Advisory Committee Meeting Conference Room January 24 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Private Meeting Presentation Room January 24 | 08:00 am - 09:00 am
Communicate Your Research Presentation Room January 28 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond – ELECTIVE Presentation Room January 28 | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Identifying Graduate Funding Opportunities Presentation Room January 29 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Research Meeting Conference Room January 29 | 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
“Writing to Learn” and “Learning to Write”: Two Strategies on the Road to Expertise Presentation Room January 29 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Three Minute Thesis Info Session and Pitch Workshop Presentation Room January 30 | 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Cru for Grads Conference Room January 30 | 05:45 pm - 07:45 am
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Presentation Room January 30 | 12:30 am - 02:30 pm
Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE Presentation Room January 30 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Optimizing Your Online Presence Presentation Room January 31 | 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Time Management: Strategies for Personal and Academic Success as a Graduate Student Presentation Room January 31 | 11:00 am - 12:00 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.