College Guide 2014
You said it
Students tell us about life near their campuses
Published: August 13, 2014
What’s your name, age and year in school? Danielle Pierce, 25, “it’s complicated.”
Say I’m new to campus, and I’m looking for a good place to get a beer (or cocktail). Where should I go? For alcohol, I have no idea. I don’t drink.
What’s the best option on the dining-hall or cafeteria menu? Probably the sushi.
What do people do for fun on this campus? I don’t know, this is actually my second time on campus. I had someone show me where my classes were yesterday.
How’s parking on this campus? I don’t know. I take the bus.
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? Pride Commons (facebook.com/pridecoalitionucf). I just met a lot of people there last week.
What’s your name, age and year in school? Austin Dorval, 21, 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? One of my favorite bars is World of Beer (3402 Technological Ave., worldofbeer.com), and you can always go to On Tap (10028 University Blvd., facebook.com/on.tap.9).
How about for food? Any good restaurants around here? Um, that’s a good one. There’s the … what is it, Great Panda? Or uh, Giant Panda (11726 E. Colonial Drive, flgiantpanda.com), which is an all-you-can-eat Chinese place. There’s Mellow Mushroom. We also have Flippers Pizza (4498 N. Alafaya Trail, flipperspizzeria.com), which is really good pizza. And we have Lazy Moon (11551 University Blvd., lazymoonpizza.com). Lazy Moon is the best place to get pizza if you’re a UCF student. And for anything else, there’s Waterford Lakes Town Center (413 N. Alafaya Trail).
What do people do for fun on this campus? For fun on campus, I usually head over to the Student Union, because usually they have something going on. For fun off campus, I usually head to, like, the mall, or something. They don’t really have a good mall, so you kinda have to go to the Mall
at Millenia (4200 Conroy Road, mallatmillenia.com).
Any tips for finding parking on campus? I remember my first year of college, I got like three tickets because I never paid attention to the colors of where you’re supposed to park. If you’re a new student coming in there’s a lot of free places to park, if you know where to look. There’s Garage F. It’s all the way inconveniently behind the CFE Arena, but it’s free, so .... You can’t park there until 11 p.m.-2 a.m., though, which is like “who the fuck’s on campus?”
If you don’t know anyone around here, where’s the best place to go to meet people? Oh, I would go to, like, one of the club events when I first started, and I use classrooms to meet people. But the Student Union always tries to have big events to get people to come out. And if you live on campus, usually your housing area will do something like that.