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Eleven DHRL Employees Recognized at 23rd Annual SDES Appreciation Celebration

DHRL Employees Win Diversity Award, Operational Excellence Awards, more

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Launched in 1998, the Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) Appreciation Celebration recognizes the division’s recent accomplishments while honoring employees for their years of service and other merit awards. This year, several UCF Housing employees were recognized for their exceptional hard work.  

The first portion of the celebration recognized certain

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DHRL’s Blaise Guerriero wins ACUHO-I Case Study Competition Second Year in a Row

Exploring occupancy management and staff accountability

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UCF Housing’s Residential Support Services Coordinator, Blaise Nunzio Guerriero, M Ed., won this year's ACUHO-I Case Study Competition for the second year in a row.  

According to the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International, or ACUHO-I, website, the Case Study is a competition for graduate students and new professionals whom have less than 5 years of professional experience. T

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Five UCFPD Resources You Might Not Know About

Celebrating UCF Police Department for National Police Week

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The UCF Police Department operates 24/7 as part of their commitment to keep the UCF community safe. According to the UCFPD website, their mission is “to reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.” 

In honor of National Police Week from Sunday, May 15th<

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DHRL Employee Began Her College Journey at FTU, Now Graduates from UCF

ConGRADulations to the UCF Class of 2022!

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With 2022 Spring commencement rounding the corner on May 6th and 7th, the department of Housing and Residence Life would like to honor a very important member of our family. Theresa Corral was interviewed in a previously published article for “National Thank A Mail Carrier Day,” but Theresa is once again making headlines throughout the department for an even greater accomplishment. Having started her degree at UCF back in 20

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March 2022 OTM Winners Announced

“Of the Month” Campus Recipients Recognized

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OTMs are “Of the Month” awards that recognize exceptional students, staff, faculty, programs, or initiatives during the month. Any resident or staff member can submit an OTM, and the general categories are: Advisor, Executive Board Member, First Year Student, Student, Residence Life Professional Staff, Institution Faculty/Staff, Organization, Resident Assistant, Student Staff Member, and Spotlight. Individuals can also recognize programs for OTMs, and those categories are: Community Service Program, Diversity Program, Educational Program, Passive Program, and

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Five Ways UCF is Contributing to a Healthy, Happy Earth

Earth Day is April 22

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In honor of Earth Day, we’re looking at ways UCF is contributing to a healthier, happy Earth. As one of the largest universities in the country, UCF continues to tackle sustainability in some very large ways. UCF's current sustainability goals are: to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, to become a zero-waste campus, and to integrate 100% sustainability across all campuses! Take a look at these five ways our students, faculty, staff, and campus structure are contributing to this goal.   Read More >>

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UCF Implements Multi-Factor Authentication for all Knights Email Accounts

MFA across Knights email begins May 9th

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Starting Monday, May 9th, all students will begin mandatory enrollment of Microsoft 0365 Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for Knights Email. MFA provides another layer of protection for email, OneDrive, and other critical applications.

Enrollment will occur the week of May 9th. For more information, click here.

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World Health Day at UCF

April 7th is World Health Day

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History of World Health Day

Today, April 7th, marks World Health Day. Under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Health Day aims to “focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.” This year in particular, WHO encourages all individuals to take a moment and reflect upon life during the COVID-19 pandemic, rising concerns about a polluted planet, and increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, and heart disease. While it is up to every individua

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Centsible Knights Help Improve Student Financial Literacy, Provide Scholarship Opportunities, and More

Adulting Webinar Series to take place throughout April for Financial Literacy Month

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In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Centsible Knights is hosting their annual Adulting Webinar series throughout the month of April. This series provides students with the opportunity to learn more about various topics for maintaining financial health. 

Financial Literacy Month events will include sessions on loan repayment, how credit impacts employment, “A Courageous Guide to Money” with author and comedic fi

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Sixteen UCF Residents Receive 2022 Order of Pegasus Award

A total of 26 students received UCF's most prestigious student honor this year

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Earlier this week, UCF was honored to announce the 26 recipients of the 2021-22 Order of Pegasus Award. The Order of Pegasus is one of “UCF’s most prestigious student honors for those who display incredible academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service.” This year’s group of recipients have not only proven themselves above and beyond in the classroom – with a collective GPA of 3.82 -- but have excelled in their commitments outside of our Knight community. Described as being “driven,” “dedicated,” “leader,” “

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UCF Housing Hiring Housing Ambassadors for 2022-2023

Applications due Monday, April 11th at 11:59 p.m.

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UCF Housing is hiring Housing Ambassadors for the 2022-2023 school year. The application closes Monday, April 11th at 11:59 p.m. 

Housing Ambassadors are responsible for conducting daily tours of housing facilities, staffing the department’s main front desk areas, and assisting with special events for marketing on-campus housing. A list of

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UCF Wins School of the Year at 2022 SAACURH Regional Conference

The UCF RHA and NRHH delegations came home with six awards

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Members of UCF’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) recently attended the 2022 South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) Regional Business Conference.  

After traveling ‘Around the World in 48 Hours’ with the SAACURH Board of Directors and all other institutions in attendance, UCF left with a grand total of six awards at the regional

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