What is SDES? Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) is a division of the university comprised of a wide-ranging array of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities for learning and a broad, collegiate experience.
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SDES News & Happenings
The Office of Student Involvement has just made it easier for students to get involved. With more than 600 Registered Student Organizations on campus, it can be a daunting experience for students to find their “involvement fit.” The Hub opened its doors on August 25 providing that one-stop shop for students to connect with involvement opportunities, events and student organizations.
The mission of the Student Development and Enrollment Services Vice President Student Advisory Council (SDES VP SAC) is to strengthen the student voice by providing valuable feedback, consultation, and advice on current and future initiatives in order to enhance student life, success, and satisfaction at UCF.
With their goals set on studying social services, education and other fields, six new UCF students started classes this semester as part of the university’s first inclusive education program for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
‘It’s been quite a busy year in the Alumni Career Services Office,” said Leah Goldson, coordinator, Alumni Career Services. “This Career Services/Alumni Association partnership was formed a year ago to assist alumni who are in need of career guidance and has been incredibly successful.”
On August 26, UCF Homecoming revealed the 2015 Homecoming Week theme, “Knights Come Together.” The event took place in the Student Union atrium and consisted of a balloon drop, reveal videos and promotional item giveaways.
It’s one thing to get into college. It’s another to get through and earn a degree. To help students stay on track, UCF is launching two new programs this semester. One program is aimed at helping students think about graduation as early as orientation, and the other is geared toward preventing students from going off track.
UCF Student Health Services has earned the No. 6 spot in the annual Princeton Review’s annual Best Colleges for having one of the best health services in the nation.
Feeling welcomed is nice, but it means a lot more at universities these days. Studies show that students who feel connected to their institution will engage and are more likely to stay in school and get a degree.
Being hospitable and creating a welcoming atmosphere matters more than ever. That’s why at the University of Central Florida – the second-largest university in the nation – a team of faculty and staff spend countless hours preparing for Welcome Week called Pegasus Palooza.
Article by Dr. James Schaus
I’ve yet to see an off-to-college checklist that includes: “Visit your campus Health Center and get established with a provider.” I know that finding an apartment, figuring out finances and scheduling classes are at the top of most students’ priority lists, but I would like students to put their health at the top of that list. Doing so will help ensure academic success and set them up for a lifetime of well-being.
Students moving into one of UCF’s 10 residential communities soon discover there’s more to preparing their new home for the school year than picking up their room keys and dropping their stuffed boxes on their beds.
With exclusive access to many of the campus' prime tailgating spaces, UCF students and alumni can reserve their spaces on Memory Mall starting Monday morning.
Registration for tailgating spaces for the Knights' home opener will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, August 17. Tailgating activities for the UCF-FIU game on Sept. 3 will begin at 1 p.m., and the game will kick off at 6 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium.
Sep 8Tower Garden Workshop Student Union
Sep 8Successful Interview Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Sep 8Building Credit Responsibly Student Union: Cedar Key Meeting Room (Room 223)
Sep 9TIPS Training Fraternity and Sorority Life
Sep 9Ask a Doc - Careers in Health Care Health Center & Pharmacy: 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sep 9Aflac Lunch & Learn: Leadership - From Ca Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Sep 9Fall Practice Interview Program - All Majors Career Services and Experiential Learning
Sep 9Preparing for Career Expos Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115