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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.

Social Justice Week - Jan 23-27
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 @ 3:15pm

Social Justice Week is a series of events to address some of the world’s most pressing social/human rights issues. The goal is to educate and inspire people to take action to help end these local and global issues. The events, hosted by Social Justice and Advocacy, are intentional, timely, and will be impactful in engaging the campus community in conversation.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 @ 2:11pm

With a total 70+ enthusiastic student participants, UCF was well-represented at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Downtown Orlando. With both decorated posters and wrapped candy in hand, the students marched the streets and greeted the excited community members. Students marched for peace and justice for our world and several students had awesome things to say about the significance of this experience to them.

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Leisha Cavallaro is the Second UCF Official in the NCFFC Hall of Fame
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 @ 1:06pm

The National Collegiate Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame enshrined UCF Alumnus Leisha Cavallaro (Class of 2011) into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in December 2016 in Pensacola, Florida. She joins Nick Brigati, a former UCF IM Sports graduate assistant, as the only two UCF Knights in the Hall of Fame for officiating. Two other Knights, Brandon Baroody (2012) and Drew Hill (2011) are in the NCFFC Hall of Fame as players.

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UCF Hosts National Male Student Success Conference
Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 @ 9:10am

The 2017 National Male Student Success Conference will be held at UCF on February 2-4 and will highlight male academic achievement in college.

The conference, hosted by the UCF Multicultural Academic and Support Services office, will feature keynote speakers Anton Reece, campus president of West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges, and Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

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New Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 @ 12:01pm

Adrienne Frame has been selected as the University of Central Florida’s new associate vice president and dean of students in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.

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Opportunities Rise for Students with Unique Abilities
Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 @ 8:56am

One year ago the Florida Legislature established a ground-breaking opportunity for higher-education institutions in the state to transform the lives of students with intellectual disabilities through innovative programs and services focused on education and career paths.

Today, those students are learning about careers in nursing, greenhouse propagation, welding and other occupational fields.

“It’s the only legislation like this in the country,” said Paula Kohler, executive director of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities, which is based at UCF and serves institutions around the state.

UCF Inclusive Educational Services
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 @ 11:00am

Patricia Moody is your typical gregarious sophomore at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is currently enrolled in two classes and involved in several clubs, including the Sign Language Club and Best Buddies. Moody, from Stuart, Florida, is fluent in American Sign Language. . She enjoys the kickboxing class at the campus gym and the impromptu pizza parties with her friends in her dorm. She is exploring a volunteer opportunity with local law enforcement this school year. Last year, she volunteered eight hours a week in a preschool classroom at United Cerebral Palsy’s Bailes School. Moody also has Down syndrome, and she is working to change the way people view individuals with developmental disabilities.

Downtown Orlando Parade and Selma Movie at UCF
Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 @ 10:17am

The LEAD Scholars Academy and Multicultural Student Center are teaming up for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.

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Inspiring America: NBC Nightly News
Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 @ 2:02pm

When a desperate mother asked the University of Central Florida to make a prosthetic arm for her son, engineering PhD student Albert Manero had an idea: could an arm be made by 3D printing? What began as one arm for one child later became 20 arms for 20 children.

This Will Fill You With Knight Pride
Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 @ 1:47pm

At times, the past year has been a tough one. But at the University of Central Florida, we’ve got a lot to be proud of. From academic excellence to giving back to the community, here are a dozen moments from 2016 that will make any Knight’s heart swell with pride (in no particular order).

January 31, 2017
Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 @ 1:27pm

This is an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional opportunities.

The Career Expo is open to UCF students and alumni only.
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: CFE Arena

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Nearly 5,400 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate Dec. 16-17
Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 4:58pm

The three ceremonies at the CFE Arena will be:

  • 9 a.m. Dec. 16 – College of Education & Human Performance, College of Health & Public Affairs and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
  • 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 – College of Arts & Humanities, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Sciences and the College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • 9 a.m. Dec. 17 – College of Business Administration, College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Medicine and the College of Optics & Photonics.
Tips and campus services are offered to help students finish out the semester
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 1:59am
This week marks the end of classes for the fall 2016 semester, and with final exams around the corner, UCF reminds students of resources to help reduce stress and be academically successful. Read more
Dear UCF Community:
A message from Dr. Ehasz
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 @ 9:26pm

For 15 years, the UCF Creed’s core values of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence have guided our conduct and decisions and helped UCF become an engaging and inclusive learning community.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity strengthen us, and we condemn any form of hate, discrimination and injustice.

As we ponder and discuss race, religion and other important topics, our opinions and beliefs will often differ. It is in this spirit that I encourage you to actively listen, engage in scholarly dialogue and demonstrate our shared commitment to respect for all Knights. I challenge you to demonstrate civility. Acts of hate and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.

If you are feeling anxiety or if you need additional support, I encourage you to consider the following resources:

We are all Knights. Let’s continue to support one another and stand united.

Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 @ 5:00pm

“A lot of big schools, they act like you’re just lucky to be there and they don’t really care if you graduate or not. Here, they really do care what happens to you. They set things up to help you be successful.”