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College Guide 2014

You said it

Students tell us about life near their campuses

University of Central Florida

What’s your name, age and year in school? Thomas Higgins, 22, super-senior.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? One of the many bars off University. (Editor’s note: Try Knight Library, 11448 University Blvd., knightlibrary.com; The Public House, 12046 Collegiate Way, publichousefl.com; The Original Devaney’s, 7660 University Blvd., theoriginaldevaneys.com)
Do you have a favorite? I don’t drink beer; it’s the hoppy taste.
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? California Pizza Kitchen in Waterford Lakes (695 N. Alafaya Trail, cpk.com).
What’s the best option on the dining-hall or cafeteria menu? Oh, I don’t eat that shit.
What do people do for fun on this campus? On UCF campus, usually they find a watering hole and drink.
How’s parking on this campus? Do you have any tips for beating the parking nightmares? I just go straight for the garage’s top floor. People are lazy and they don’t want to walk.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? Memory Mall. There’s always people sitting around. Just strike up a conversation at random.

 

What’s your name, age and year in school? Crystal Whisenant, 23, junior.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? Mellow Mushroom (11680 E. Colonial Drive, mellowmushroom.com). Good variety of beer.
What’s the best option on the dining-hall or cafeteria menu? Corner Café in the Student Union, all the way. Definitely.
What do people do for fun on this campus? Oh jeez, I don’t really have fun on campus. I kinda go off campus to people’s houses.
How’s parking on this campus? It’s not bad, but they’re pretty big sticklers for parking passes. So many parking tickets just for parking in the wrong place. Even for, like, the doctor. You have to go in and get a pass and then come back out and put it on your dash, and they don’t advertise that, so you can get tickets for that.

 

What’s your name, age and year in school? Vicki Stepherson, 18, freshman.
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? I don’t drink.
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? Ummm … I like Panera Bread (11472 University Blvd., panerabread.com) and Buffalo Wild Wings (11400 University Drive, buffalowildwings.com).
What’s the best option on the dining-hall or cafeteria menu? I like the wrap place right here (Corner Café, inside the UCF Student Union).
What do people do for fun on this campus? I go to the leisure pool by the gym.
How’s parking on this campus? I live on Neptune, which is right next to the gym, and there’s, like, private – not private, but only for Neptune people – parking. So I just park there.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? I go to the gym and do classes and group exercises, and I meet people there.
Did you hear about incoming UCF freshmen being assigned to live in closets and bathrooms? Apparently when some students checked their housing assignments before school started, there were some errors and people were set up to live in closets. Haha, no, I didn’t.

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