Student Academic Resource Center
The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) provides academic support services to help students develop college-level study skills and be successful academically. Services are available to UCF students and include group-based peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), academic success workshops, learning skills consultations, and 24-hour review sessions during final exam week through the Study Union in Spring and Fall.
SARC hosts additional tutoring sessions, which are open to all students, at the Veterans Academic Resource Center and the College of Engineering & Computer Science.
The Math Lab is a friendly place to learn mathematics. Free drop-in tutoring for students enrolled in undergraduate mathematics courses taught by the Department of Mathematics at UCF is available in the Math Lab.
The University Writing Center is a one-stop resource to help both the novice and advanced writer with any writing. From research papers to resumes, the writing consultants in the University Writing Center provide one-on-one consultations to improve student writing.
The Research and Information Services Department assists students with the use of library resources and services to find high-quality, relevant information. Immediate assistance is provided for short reference and research queries at the Research and Information Desk (RAID) on the entry level of the John C. Hitt Library. One-on-one appointments are also available with Subject Librarians for extensive, in-depth Research Consultations.
Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) helps students get involved with research, scholarship, and creative projects with a faculty mentor. Research and scholarship is a process of careful inquiry leading to the discovery of new information, products, and/ or creative work. It occurs in all majors and programs at UCF and can greatly heighten the undergraduate academic experience.
UCF provides a number of different areas on campus to find a space for quiet study or to meet classmates and study collaboratively. Available areas include All Knight Study @ Ferrell Commons, All Knight Study @ Knight’s Plaza, SGA Computer Lab, SGA Express Print Lab, John C. Hitt Library, and Technology Commons.
Additionally, in the John C. Hitt Library, students can use computers, find group & individual study spaces, reserve study rooms and a presentation practice room, and check out many mobile devices from the LibTECH Desk.
Technology Commons provides large computer labs, laptop and tablet checkout, and group study spaces in Technology Commons I, II, and Classroom 1 101. Technology Commons also includes the Student Support Desk and the Technology Service Center to provide students support if they experience an issue with a PC or other devices.
Student Support for Learning Online
UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) recognizes that completing a college degree in a traditional classroom environment doesn’t work for everyone. Taking fully online and blended classes means you can work toward a degree from practically anywhere.
If you’re enrolling into your first online class, check out Knights Online and see what it takes to be a successful online student. You can even use the Online Course Search Tool to search for your next online class.
Need help with Webcourses@UCF? CDL’s Webcourses@UCF Support Team can assist you with any questions or technical issues you may have.
CDL has the tools you need to overcome any challenges you may encounter along the way so you can focus on your education. Explore Student Support for Learning Online for a comprehensive list of resources to help you succeed in your next online course.
Regional Campus Support
Regional Campuses extend the academic support and student development efforts of the Main UCF Orlando campus to those students who attend classes or live near one of UCF’s ten regional campus locations. At each site, students have access to advisors and student services teams who provide a comprehensive range of support services, including transfer orientation, career services, experiential learning, veteran services, transition assistance, and accommodations for students with disabilities. Additionally, professional advisors provide guidance on the academic programs that are hosted online or are located at respective sites, as well as offer career and academic support in order to promote the success of the students on their campuses. All professional staff members are equipped with innovative tools, offering virtual appointments and other online or virtual programming in order to making meeting with students convenient, regardless of geographic limitations.
Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES)
SDES is comprised of dozens of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities for a broad collegiate experience. From Admissions to Career Services, the various offices incorporated into SDES connect with students before they enroll in courses all the way through graduation. SDES helps transform students by encouraging them to live ethically, stay healthy, and remain in school.
The Student Support Desk and Technology Service Center, located in Technology Commons, is available for students to seek assistance with any technical issues related to PCs, Macs, or other technology devices.
Taking a class using Webcourses@UCF? Obtain technical help from Webcourses@UCF Support via phone, email, or live chat.
21st Century Universal Design for Learning Tools
UCF Accessibility = Technology for All. Accessible technology is used by people for a wide range of reasons by incorporating the principle of universal design, which aims to provide inclusive educational resources that are easily usable by the broadest range of possible students. Each student can interact with the technology in a way that works best for him or her.
In college, you should expect to be reading, writing, researching, and taking notes regularly. Why not employ some technology to aid you with these essential tasks? Follow the paths below to find out how each tool can help. These resources are available to download by all UCF students.
Read & Write is a customizable, easy-to-use toolbar that seamlessly integrates with mainstream computer applications and offers help as you work, highlights and reads text aloud using natural- sounding voices, and also includes a comprehensive set of support tools.
With Sonocent Audio Notetaker, you can take detailed, super-useful notes completely independently, by recording, marking up the important bits, and adding slides and reference material alongside your notes.
The three links below will take you to A) labs that have accessible technology B) Student Accessibility Services to learn more about the services we provide and C) other forms of accessible technology that is available through the Student Accessibility Services office.
UCF Apps provides students free access to software needed for coursework available from any device, anytime, from anywhere! Your apps are available on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices after logging in using your student credentials. All enrolled students have access to most Microsoft Office programs, statistical software (SPSS, SAS), and more!
Other Free Services
EndNote is a citation management software programs that allows you to collect and organize citations, as well as create bibliographies with ease. EndNote will help simplify and enhance your research, and is available for all current UCF faculty, staff, and students.
Microsoft Office 365
In Office 365, you have the advantage of downloading the latest version of Microsoft Office for free through your Knights Email. The applications include Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac, Skype for Business, and 1 TB of cloud storage in OneDrive Business. See Office 365 Settings in your Knights Email for more information.
Students receive 100 free pages of printing per week at All Knight Study, All Knight Study II, SGA Computer Lab, and SGA Express Print Lab.