Welcome to UCF!
As a newly admitted student, you’ll want to start planning for your transition to UCF right away. We are excited about your interest in UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management and want to help you prepare for your first days as a student.
Here is a list of next steps to help make your first days at UCF easier.
Students may secure their offer of admission by following the instructions below:
1. Submit your Enrollment Deposit Form along with a $200 enrollment deposit online by logging into myUCF (freshmen only). Click on: Student Self Service > Undergraduate Admissions > Application Status in the left navigation to submit your completed form and the deposit.
2. Search the UCF Office of Student Financial Assistance scholarship page and learn more about financial aid. Find out more about Rosen College departmental scholarships and industry scholarships. Don’t wait – deadlines tend to be earlier than you think.
3. Sign up for Knight’s E-Mail. This is the only e-mail system UCF uses and the only way we will communicate with you about official university business.
4. Register for UCF Orientation. Because we want our students to succeed, all undergraduate students are required to complete a UCF Orientation component prior to registering for classes. Our primary goal at Orientation is to assist students and their families with the transition to attending and experiencing UCF. There is an optional Parent Orientation to help parents with their student’s transition to UCF. Our Orientation program offers Rosen College students the option to attend an Orientation session that includes one day at the Rosen Campus. If you have questions about which orientation might be best for you, contact Rosen’s Orientation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Explore UCF Housing options at the Main Campus , UCF Downtown’s UnionWest or find out more about the Rosen College Apartments. Did you know that UCF research shows that those students who live in on-campus housing for at least two years are 20% more likely to graduate on time? Residents can also take advantage of exclusive, behind-the-scenes trips to hospitality industry hot spots. If you plan to live at the Main Campus, explore the meal plan options available. Please note: There is not a meal plan option at the Rosen Campus or at UCF Downtown.
6. Students planning to bring a car to UCF Rosen College or the main UCF campus must purchase a UCF Parking Decal. Choose the mail option to receive your tag. Questions about parking decals may be directed to Parking & Transportation services at email@example.com.
7. Check out the UCF and Rosen College Shuttle Schedule to help plan your class schedule if you’ll be traveling between the two campuses. It’s also a great way to save money and avoid hunting for a parking space at peak traffic times.
8. If you are a Florida resident for tuition purposes and your residency status is marked PENDING, please complete the Residency Classification Form. Students classified as PENDING or NON-FLORIDA will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees.
9. Florida Bright Futures Recipients: You must notify the State of Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) that you will be attending UCF. Visit OSFA’s website and log in using the State Scholarships and Grants User ID and PIN. This User ID and PIN was included in an acknowledgement correspondence, which was generated upon completion of the Florida Financial Aid Application.
10. Stay informed on your “next steps” by visiting myUCF often throughout the year.
The Online Undergraduate Hospitality Management degree program and the Online Restaurant & Foodservice Management degree program are both restricted access. Applying for entrance to the University of Central Florida (UCF) starts the process. You may complete this process through UCF Online, however, admission to UCF does not guarantee admission to a restricted access program. Interested students will need to submit a separate internal application including the following documents.
- Goals Statement – applicants will need to provide a one-page (500 word limit) goal statement sharing their passion for the industry, career goals and why they have chosen the online degree program option.
- Resume – applicants will need to provide a detailed resume highlighting their experience in the hospitality industry and include the name and title of all supervisors
- Letters of Recommendation from Three Supervisors – Each letter of recommendation must include the supervisor’s title, company, address, telephone and email contact information. The letters can be written by current or former supervisors. The letters must be on official company letter head and have an original signature.
Before submitting the Rosen College Online Application for this restricted access program, the following minimum admission criteria is required.
- Admission to the University of Central Florida
- Two years of industry experience
- Completion of Rosen College Application