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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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Students Market Themselves to Employers
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 @ 7:52am by Judy Pardo

Nearly 2,400 students and alumni attended UCF’s bi-annual Career Expo at the CFE Arena. Students had the opportunity to network and connect with 230 employers from all industries looking for students of all disciplines. Attendees had the chance to rehearse their elevator pitches, brush up on industry knowledge and immediately begin marketing themselves to employers. Employers recruited students for full-time, part-time and internship positions, providing students with several employment options.

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2016-17 FAFSA [Free Application for Student Aid] Update
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 @ 7:05am by Judy Pardo

The Office of Student Financial Assistance announces important changes that students should know regarding the process for filling out and submitting the Free Application for Student Aid (FSFSA).

Students, parents and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, consisting of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. The FSA ID is used to confirm their personal identity when accessing their financial aid information and electronically signing their federal student aid documents.

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Activist, Filmmaker, Singer and Songwriter
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 @ 8:27am by Judy Pardo

The Multicultural Student Center, the Office of Social Justice and Advocacy and UCF CARES welcome activist, filmmaker, singer and songwriter Bree Newsome on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom. Newsome will share her perspective on the demonstrations and debates around #blacklivesmatter.

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UCF Celebrates Black History Month
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 @ 10:43am by Judy Pardo

UCF will observe Black History Month by hosting a variety of cultural and educational events throughout February. The Multicultural Student Center will partner with various university offices, departments and student organizations to offer a variety of programs and events. This year’s Black History Month theme is "Living in Color."

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Common Reading Book Reveal Party
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 @ 8:29am by Judy Pardo

The First Year Experience office and the Common Reading Program committee invites you to save-the-date for the 2nd Annual Common Reading Book Reveal Party on February, 2, 2016 from 4-4:30 p.m. in the Teaching Academy, Room 117.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, Downtown Orlando on January 16
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 @ 1:38pm by Judy Pardo

UCF students will join others Saturday to recognize and remind the community about the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

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UCF Students Invited to Participate in Campus MovieFest
Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 8:25am by Judy Pardo

Students, are you up to the challenge of creating a five-minute movie in a week? If so, your prize-winning film could one day be shown on Virgin America airlines and at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.

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App Assists Students to Achieve their Career Goals
Posted on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 8:12am by Judy Pardo

UCF is partnering with LinkedIn to test a new job-search app that is focused on students and others about to enter the workforce. To launch the app, LinkedIn also is partnering with Arizona State University and San Jose State University for the pilot program.

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Videos Give Overview for Semester
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 @ 7:24am by Judy Pardo

Student Financial Assistance has created short videos to provide assistance in understanding the financial aid process at UCF and give an overview of the Spring 2016 semester.

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Deadline to Enroll for Spring or Summer Coverage: Feb. 1, 2016
Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 @ 3:08pm by Judy Pardo

As we approach a new year, UCF's Student Health Services would like to remind students of the availability of the university endorsed student health insurance plan. If you are currently without insurance or have aged off your parents’ plan, UCF offers a health insurance plan to full-time domestic students. All registered domestic undergraduate students enrolled in 12 credit hours (or considered full-time) or graduate students enrolled in 9 credit hours (or considered full-time) are eligible to enroll. Part-time students are not eligible for coverage. Online courses do not count toward meeting the full-time course load requirement. The deadline to enroll in Spring/Summer coverage is Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

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Recognition for Innovative Initiatives and Impact on Campus
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 12:31pm by Judy Pardo

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration. UCF Student Development and Enrollment Services offices and staff members will be recognized at the 2016 NASPA Annual Conference in March.

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Valencia College and the University of Central Florida Partner with TheDream.US to Open College Doors for DREAMers
Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ 12:20pm by Judy Pardo

Thanks to a new private funding agreement with TheDream.US, Valencia College and UCF will offer college scholarships to eligible students through their DirectConnect to UCF program. The scholarships will help DREAMers excel academically and graduate from college with a degree and career-ready skills to enter the workforce.

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