(this one)Climbing Tower 4

The Climbing Tower at UCF is one of the many free amenities offered at the university. Students can enjoy the abundance of activities as long as they sign in with their student ID.

School doesn’t always have to be a cycle of class, study, and go home. UCF has many things to offer other than degrees, and the best part is that most of them are free for students! Below you will find a list of all the fun things you can do at UCF to maximize your college experience.

Leisure Pool

(this one) Leisure Pool 2

The Leisure Pool is closed for the remainder of the semester but will open up again for spring semester. The pool sometimes hosts events such as DJ Dive ins for students to enjoy while at the pool. 

Monday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

The leisure pool at UCF is perfect for a midday swim and all students need to do is sign up with their student ID at the check in stand right next to the entrance. It is located on the east side of the Recreation and Wellness Center. It has 186,000 gallons of water and a wheelchair available to use upon request designed for the pool.

Climbing Tower

Mon-Thurs: 12pm-8pm, Fri: 3pm-7pm, Sat: Closed, Sun: 12pm-4pm

(this one)Climbing Tower 2

There are climbing classes available free for students at the Climbing Tower. The classes have limited spots available and a fee is charged if a student is a no call, no show. 

The climbing tower is located at the Recreation and Wellness Center and offers premier indoor climbing for students at UCF. Admission is free with a UCF ID and there are climbing routes for all levels of expertise. A belay certified assistant will be there to instruct students through the process. 

Lake Claire Recreation Area

(this one)Lake Claire

The employees at Lake Claire said that students are always welcome to come by and assist students while on their time there. 

Mon-Fri: 12pm-8pm, Sat-Sun: 10am-8pm

Lake Claire is located at the north end of Greek Park Drive and offers students kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, volleyball courts, soccer courts, and grilling spaces for cookouts. Students need to sign up with their student IDs at the check in area. Employees will also make first time students to sign a waiver. 

Outdoor Adventure Center

Mon: 12pm-6pm, Tue-Thurs: 2pm-6pm, Fri: 12pm-6pm, Sat-Sun: Closed

(this one)Outdoor Adventure Center

The Outdoor Adventure Center hosts many adventure trips for a reasonable amount. The center also has scuba lessons for students who are interested. 

Although it's not free, the Outdoor Adventure Center offers equipment for camping, scuba and diving, and surfing and paddling. The rentals go as low as $1 for one day and $74 for 12 days depending on the equipment and time needed. Students must complete the gear rental agreement and a waiver before calling the center for reservation. 

Hiking Trails

Mon-Thurs: 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun: Closed

(this one)Trail 1

The trails stretches for 14 miles and explore 20 uniquely different habitat types.

UCF offers three different hiking trails, one located at Lake Claire and two located at the Arboretum. Digital maps of the trails are located on their website. The Arboretum warns students to be aware of closed areas due to fires and to call 1-800-222-1222 if stuck at the trail. 

Disc Golf Course

(this one)Gold Disc course

The RWC Park has many different sports fields, such as soccer and basketball, available for rent. The Disc Golf Course is located on the west end of the park.

Open during daylight hours each day of the week.

Located inside of RWC Park, the Recreation and Wellness Center offers a nine-hole course for frisbee golf. UCF students and RWC members can checkout golf discs during RWC Park hours of operation or at the Recreation and Wellness Center. The center offers an online scorecard to make it easy for students to keep track of points. 

Game Room at Student Union

Mon-Fri: 7am-12am, Sat: 9am-12am, Sun: 11am-10pm

(this one)Game Room 2

The game room at UCF is located on the third floor of the Student Union and can be accessed by any student. Game tables are in a first come, first serve basis. 

The game room at UCF offers multiple games, such as a foosball table, air hockey, pool table, and a 60-in-1 multi-arcade video game. The arcade game includes 80s classics such as PAC Man and Donkey Kong. Any student is free to walk in as long as a table or game is available. 

Art Gallery

Mon-Thurs: 10am-5pm, Fri: 10am-4:30pm, Sat-Sun: Closed

The Art Gallery is located at the Visual Arts Building on UCF’s main campus. The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions through the semester, the calendar can be found on their website. Student admission is free with a student ID and free parking is offered in Garage F, next to the CFE Arena. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.