Orlando, United States

The Historical Tour of UCF Campus Buildings

The Historical Tour of UCF Campus Buildings

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6 tour stops


Teaching Academy

Teaching Academy was designed to prepare a new era of highly qualified educators.


Education Complex

The Education Complex was recognized in 1981 with a Governor's Design Award.


Howard Phillips Hall

General Classroom Building named after Orlando philanthropist Howard Phillips.


John C. Hitt Library

The 1st occupied building constructed on the campus was the library.


Reflecting Pond

The Reflecting Pond once hosted commencement and now is used for Spirit Splash!


Millican Hall

The Administration building was named Millican Hall after UCF's first President.



Established in 1963, Florida Technological University, now the University of Central Florida (UCF), has undergone significant growth and expansion. As part of UCF Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives efforts to preserve the historical record of UCF, we have created a tour of campus buildings that includes images and descriptions of their original purpose and subsequent incarnations. In regard to the unique design of our campus, the 2010-2020 Campus Master Plan Update states the following:

"The inherent symbolic content of the campus plan should not be ignored. The rings of the Academic Core carry astronomical and astrological names. The helix shaped roadway which was to circumnavigate the core is symbolic of the basic structure of life, the double helix. All of the roadways are named after constellations... It could be argued that the original campus plan represents an encapsulated universe."

Itinerary 563 m / 1:00

Offline map included

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