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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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June 8: UCF Honors the 49 Lives Taken at Pulse
Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 12:02pm

UCF invites the community to campus on June 8 to honor and remember the 49 lives taken at Pulse.

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Family Calendar
Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 11:38am

UCF Days & Knights is a family calendar of student academic and social events for the coming year.

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LEAD Scholars Academy Equips Students with the Tools Necessary to Excel
Posted on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 7:00am

Prospective LEAD Scholars Academy students apply for admission into the academy during their senior year of high school after being granted admission into UCF.

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Campus Groundbreaking Signals New Day for Community, Downtown Orlando
Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 @ 1:16pm

Children from the Parramore community helped Central Florida leaders sink shovels into the dirt today at a groundbreaking ceremony ushering in a transformative campus that will soon rise in downtown Orlando.

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Meet Desia Bacon
Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 @ 11:11am

Desia majored in psychology and is a spring 2017 graduate. She was a LEAD Scholar, Resident Assistant, teaching assistant, Counseling and Psychological Services Peer Educator, research assistant, and McNair Scholar.

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UCF Hosts Inaugural Celebration Honoring Graduating Latino Students
Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 @ 10:21am

The University of Central Florida hosted a new graduation event this month to celebrate a growing community at the university: Latino students. Fifty students and their families gathered in the Live Oak Center for Nuestra Graduación [Our Graduation], which was a celebratory event put on by the Latino Faculty & Staff Association.

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2015-2016 SDES Highlights
Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 4:27pm

I am pleased to share a snapshot of activities and achievements of UCF’s Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services during the 2015-2016 academic year. Our students and staff have a lot to celebrate and much to look forward to. I am particularly proud of our advancements in attracting more outstanding and diverse students, our efforts to improve student success, and our response to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub incident and the Black Lives Matter movement. As student advocates, we must continue to share our successes, wins, and opportunities. To view an interactive version of our annual highlights, please visit our DREAM BIG highlights page.

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

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Meet Austin Burns
Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 4:14pm

Austin majored in biomedical sciences and minored in leadership studies. He is a National Merit Scholar, LEAD Scholar, The Burnett Honors College member, president of the UCF Pre-Med American Medical Student Association and recipient of the 2017 Order of Pegasus.

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UCF Ceremonies May 4-6
Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 4:01pm

Watch the UCF Commencement ceremonies on the UCF YouTube channel.

About 7,900 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate in six ceremonies May 4-6 at the CFE Arena.

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PRIME STEM Students Benefit from Day-long Career Readiness
Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 3:10pm

On May 2, the PRIME STEM program in the TRIO Center offered an all-day career readiness event for their first generation, low income and students with disabilities.

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Knights Paintball Club Captures 2nd National Championship in 4 years
Posted on Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 2:56pm

The Knights Paintball Club won its second national championship recently with a 7-5 defeat of Florida Atlantic University at Austin Tindall Regional Park in Kissimmee, FL.

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The Knights Celebrated 76 Graduating Student-Athletes Tuesday
Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 @ 4:13pm

UCF Athletics honored 76 student-athletes Tuesday afternoon at the annual Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration. Senior Associate Athletics Director Dr. Eric A. Wood, Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Manoj Chopra and Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Daniel J. White spoke to this year's class of graduating Knights, commending them on their achievement in front of their coaches, as well as members of the UCF Athletics staff and administration.

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Think Advising. Think Finances. Think Future.
Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 @ 3:38pm

Most undergraduate degrees at UCF require 120 hours. Taking 30 credit hours each year enhances the chances that a student will earn a degree in four years. The Think 30 campaign was created to encourage UCF students to complete 30 credit hours each year with the goal of a timely graduation that minimizes the expense of a college degree.

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Academic Success of First Generation, Low-Income Students
Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 @ 10:18am

The ninth annual TRiO End of the Year Celebration was held on April 25 to celebrate the successes of scholars in two of UCF’s TRiO Programs- PRIME STEM and Project BEST.

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Woody Joseph Appointed Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 4:37pm

Woody Joseph has been named the new director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Central Florida. Joseph previously served as the assistant director.

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Six RWC Seniors Move Forward to the Next Level
Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 @ 3:50pm

UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center continues to produce the next generation of campus recreation professionals. The 2017 crop includes a current RWC professional staff member and six graduating seniors.

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