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.
The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) engages students in the total collegiate experience at the University of Central Florida from matriculation, to successful progression, graduation, and employment in a global workforce. In addition to a diverse, competent, and creative group of over 500 committed staff and more than 1,500 student employees, SDES is home to a variety of programs and services that have received a range of accolades.
SDES activities, programs, and services provide further meaning to the UCF experience and increase UCF's competitive advantage. It is only through sustaining partnerships on campus and in the Central Florida city-state, that SDES is able to empower students to succeed by adding values.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are at the heart of the work of SDES, and involves coupling services in more intentional and deliberate ways. The aim is to develop learning outcomes that lead to student success and productive citizens who are leaders of the Central Florida city-state. The tenets of the UCF Creed: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence serve as a framework to delineate learning domains. The division has developed student learning objectives based upon the Creed, the learning domains, and all departments within the division are developing student learning outcomes to support these learning objectives.
First, thank you for choosing UCF! As the saying goes, "We think you've made a good decision choosing UCF, but we think we've made a great decision in choosing you!"
We are committed to empowering you to succeed by adding value to your UCF student experience. SDES provides learning opportunities through support services, programs, activities and events that enrich academic, social, cultural, leadership, and personal development and growth. We hope to engage you in the total collegiate experience at UCF from matriculation, to successful progression, graduation and employment in a global workforce.
We are here to help you as much as possible in virtually every aspect of your student life here at UCF.
Our division provides many services to all students, including services in the areas of student life, wellness, mental counseling, career services, housing assistance, and even legal services. SDES specifically provides academic advising and support services to all to first- and second-year students, including summer bridge programs, co-curricular support, orientation, campus events, and transfer services. We also provide services to specific slices of the student body, including disability services, support for student-athletes, multicultural academic support, and first-generation student support.
What are you looking for at SDES? Tutoring? Academic Advising? Whatever the search, SDES is here to help in one way or another; even if we don't offer a certain service, our helpful staff will be glad to point you in the right direction. To learn more about the specific services we provide, click the link below!
Being a parent of a university student is a challenging but rewarding experience, and SDES is here to help both the parent and the student each and every step of the way. From orientation to printing diplomas, SDES departments and programs guide your student through the pitfalls and predicaments that arise in everyday university life.
Parents tend to deal with the requirements of student life early on in the process. This typically involves deadlines: admissions, payments, orientation dates and times, parking requirements, and housing.
If you are confused and need help, you are not alone! SDES features a complete experience tailored specifically for parents of UCF students.
As a new member of the UCF family, we realize that college is a huge transition not only for students, but for parents as well. Therefore, we have created this website to assist you in your new role as a Pegasus Parent. The purpose of the Pegasus Parent program is to provide quality and up-to-date information to parents and family members of UCF students. Understanding that a healthy relationship between students and parents leads to a positive college experience, we aim to assist parents in their endeavor to gather any important information that enables them to help their student succeed at UCF.
The University of Central Florida provides a wide array of services staff dedicated to ensuring your son or daughter’s success at UCF. As part of the First Year Experience office, Pegasus Parent is here to help every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
For Staff and Faculty
The Division of SDES has talented, dedicated faculty and staff working in our offices all around campus. The key vehicles, communication and collaboration within our division as well as university and community partners provide us the opportunity to offer the excellent quality of programs and services to students.
The key to our division is the cross-collaborative efforts of our dedicated staff in each of our departments, offices, and teams. For information about each of our many departments, click here.
Because we are a large division with many offices, it is important to have a centralized, shared collection of divisional news, events, new employees, division changes, awards and recognition, online resources and tips. The Internal Staff Site provides a safe, easy access to SDES internal division shared information. Click the link below to access this collaboration site (use your NID and NID password to login).