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About the Welcome Expo

Event Details

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024
  • 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Student Union Pegasus Ballroom

Who can attend the Welcome Expo?

  • All new and current UCF undergraduate and graduate students
  • All UCF staff and faculty

The UCF Welcome Expo, held by the Knights Major Exploration and Transition Center (KMETC), showcases UCF departments, as well as local businesses. The expo, held during the first week of fall classes at UCF, has historically welcomed over 2,000 guests, including many new and returning students. This event is an excellent opportunity to connect with the ever-growing population of UCF students in one centralized location.

Event Participants

KitchenAF
Noodles and Company

The JOY FM
Fun Spot America
Orlando Solar Bears Hockey
Revamp Barbershop at UCF
Skyzone Orlando
Kaplan
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando East
Synergy Oviedo Chiropractic

First Choice Urgent Care
The Princeton Review
Brazils Waxing Center

Advent Health Volunteer Services
Floyd's 99 Barbershop

College Optical
MamaBare Sugaring Studio
Cheba Hut
Brooklyn Water Bagel
Doubletree by Hilton

Check back frequently as new vendors are added regularly!

Local Business Vendors

Join us in this UCF tradition and market your product or service to UCF students. Vendor participation is ideal for any business that wants to increase their presence and name recognition within the large population at UCF. Tables are limited so early registration is encouraged! 

Vendor Package Options and Registration Fee Deadlines

Standard Package
Early Bird Rate: $425.00 + tax
(Must register and pay on or before Friday, June 7, 2024)
Regular Rate: $475.00 + tax
(Must register and pay on or before Friday, August 9, 2024)
Includes:

  • Registration fee for up to 2 representatives
  • One event day campus parking pass
  • One 6ft x 30in table and 2 chairs
  • Business logo on the Welcome Expo promotional page
  • Appreciation gift bag

Premium Package
Early Bird Rate: $575.00 + tax
(Must register and pay on or before Friday, June 7, 2024)
Regular Rate: $625.00 + tax
(Must register and pay on or before Friday, August 9, 2024)
Includes:

  • Registration fee for up to 4 representatives
  • Two event day campus parking passes
  • Two 6ft x 30in tables and 4 chairs
  • Business logo on the Welcome Expo promotional page
  • Appreciation gift bag

Registration

  • To register for the Welcome Expo, you must first complete the Vendor Registration Form
  • Priority will be given on a first come, first-serve basis.   
  • Your registration is NOT approved until you receive an email confirmation from our office.  

Payment Details

  • Vendors will submit payment after receiving confirmation of registration from our office.  
  • You will receive the approval email from welcomeexpo@ucf.edu. Please add this email address to your Safe Sender list) with next steps for online credit card payment.   
  • We do NOT accept paper checks.

Registration fees are due no later than two-weeks after registration is confirmed. If payment is not received within 14 business days post-registration, your registration will be canceled and your business will not be allowed to attend the Welcome Expo.

For more details, Vendors please visit our Welcome Expo FAQs Page.

Campus Partners

Participating UCF Departments

This event is an excellent opportunity for your department to advertise, promote your services, and recruit from the ever-growing population of UCF students in one centralized location. We do suggest that you bring promo items to boost traffic to your table. There is no fee for UCF Departments to table. However, space is limited so all interested departments must complete a registration form. 

Departmental Registration

Departmental registration will open Monday, June 17. If your department has not received an invitation after registration has opened, please reach out to us for additional information at welcomeexpo@ucf.edu

Update: Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

The Welcome Expo no longer hosts RSOs during the event. RSOs interested in tabling should contact the Office of Student Involvement regarding student outreach opportunities during the first week of fall classes and beyond.