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What is SDES?

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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Where Do I Go?

First time to the division? Not sure where to go? Check out our list of common SDES provided services! If you need to search the entire university, use the convenient UCF search bar at the top of the page or in the footer of any SDES site at UCF.

SDES Departments

SDES is all about its departments! Not sure where to go in the sea of help we provide? Click above to see a list of all of our departments, including a basic list of every office and department within the umbrella of SDES with each featuring contact information and a thumbnail.

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Nominate a Faculty, Staff or Student Body Member Today
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 2:34pm by Judy Pardo

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts at UCF? If so, here’s an opportunity for that individual to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.

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Submissions are Now Being Accepted for the Diversity Week Student Poster Contest
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 12:55pm by Judy Pardo

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all UCF students to share their creative sides with the UCF family and select Central Florida organizations by submitting an entry in the Diversity Week Student Poster Contest.

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SDES Helps Knights with Career-Ready Attire
Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 @ 11:25am by Judy Pardo

In honor of UCF’s give-back spirit, Career Services partnered with Knights Helping Knights Pantry to conduct a week long professional clothing drive to all students in need of career-ready attire for job interviews. Held the week of March 5-12 at Ferrell Commons, this brand new collaboration was a huge success.

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Connecting Students with Learning Opportunities
Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 @ 8:14am by Judy Pardo

Student Development and Enrollment Services, in collaboration with Regional Campus and Academic Advising Council, extended an invitation to Charlie Nutt, executive director of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), to visit the UCF.

Nutt facilitated several presentations, including topics such as “National and International Trends in Academic Advising: Learning Opportunities for UCF,” “NACADA: Advising Trends, Benefits, and Professional Development,” and “Advisors as Architects of Their Profession.”

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Students Represent UCF at National Conference
Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 @ 7:35am by Judy Pardo

Eight UCF students set off to change the world March 6-8 at Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) national conference at the University of Miami.

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Morale Dance Inspires Students to Remain Standing
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 @ 8:42am by Judy Pardo

UCF’s student-run Knight-Thon completed its annual dance marathon early Sunday morning on March 29, raising $688,049.19 to benefit Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The total raised by the 1,100 students in attendance is the seventh largest amount across all Children’s Miracle Network dance marathons this year.

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22-second campuswide moment of silence
Posted on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 11:28am by Judy Pardo

While the University of Central Florida currently supports more than 60,000 students, losing just one member greatly impacts the campus community.

On Thursday, April 9, the UCF community will gather together for this year’s Eternal Knights Memorial Service, which will honor the lives of 12 students who passed away during recent academic terms. The ceremony will start at 4 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.

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Students Learn More About STEM Careers Related to Electric Vehicles
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 2:03pm by Judy Pardo

LEAD Scholars Academy partnered with the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and Electric Vehicle Transportation Center (EVTC) to create a conference to encourage undergraduate students at UCF to learn more about STEM careers and the field of electric vehicles. This conference was also sponsored by General Motors, Orlando Utilities Commission, Florida Power and Light, Tuskegee University and UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. The conference included expert panels, keynotes and a demonstration of electric vehicles.

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LGBTQ+ Students Get Insight to Experiences in the Workplace
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 3:52pm by Judy Pardo

On March, 24, UCF Career Services in partnership with LGBTQ+ Services hosted a panel of seven employers in the LGBTQ+ community to share their individual and professional experiences about how it is in the workplace.

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Students to be Honored with Prestigious Award
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 @ 12:44pm by Judy Pardo

The Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by University of Central Florida undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership and community service. Graduate students are selected separately based on academic achievement, professional or community service, leadership and publication or research experiences. Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at the university.

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Empowering Students to Lead Out Loud
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 @ 3:38pm by Judy Pardo

The Lead Out Loud program offered through the LEAD Scholars Academy strives to “empower students to succeed, embrace diversity, strengthen life skills and encourage positional leadership in [Multicultural] students at UCF.”

The 7th annual Lead Out Loud Summit intended to do just that. The event included sessions about working in student affairs, attending graduate school, being an ally, personal branding, and investigating through research.

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Transfer Students Explore their Future at UCF
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 @ 12:29pm by Judy Pardo

Transfer and Transition Services held the 3rd annual “SEE UCF” program. The program was hosted at UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center with 148 Valencia College students attendance.

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Students Learn to Strategize to Win
Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 @ 8:42am by Judy Pardo

This year’s Leadership Week started strong Friday, February 20 with a “Leadership Appetizer” featuring Carla Harris, vice chairman of Global Wealth Management, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley.

Harris visited UCF to share a message with students about leadership and enhancing your career from her new book “Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career.”

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