UCF expands to Osceola

Construction of a $35 million building is now underway at Valencia’s Osceola campus, which will allow approximately 10,000 more UCF students to attend the satellite campus.

About 30,000 square feet of the 151,000 square-foot facility has been set aside for UCF’s use, according to David Laney, associate vice president for business affairs and operations for the UCF regional campuses.
UCF contributed $7.5 million for the construction of the building.

The structure, which will nearly double the size of the existing campus, will include 12 UCF classrooms; three of the rooms will be computer labs.

The additional space will allow for more UCF degree programs to be offered at Valencia Osceola, Laney said, which are expected to be similar to those at the Valencia West location.

“Many of our students have quite a distance to travel to get to the Osceola campus, and it’s not realistic to expect them to drive to the UCF main campus once they receive their AA degree,” Valencia Osceola Provost Kathleen Plinske said. “I’m tremendously excited about the additional pathways this will open for students [who] will be able to complete a number of baccalaureate courses for UCF without having to leave the campus.”

Laney said that the building will feature a library, dining facilities and open, atrium-style areas for students to congregate.

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