UCF Campus

Console-ing Passions 2022 will be hosted at the University of Central Florida main campus in east Orlando. UCF’s main campus offers affordable on-campus dorm housing options, as well as several lodging options within walking distance or an easy drive of our conference, including the brand new on-campus Celeste Hotel and Conference Center.

For Participants

Additional Planning Information


Dorm Housing (Conference Hotel) – Bring your own linens. Housing will be in the Lake Claire dorms. The address is 12580 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816. All housing registration has closed for this year’s conference – if you are staying in the dorms, information for check-in and check-out will be sent directly using the email you registered with.

Other options within 1 mile include:

  • The Celeste Hotel, 4105 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826 (on campus)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 3420 Lake Lynda Dr, Orlando, FL 32817
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, 11651 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 11801 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton, 3414 Technological Ave, Orlando, FL 32817
  • InTown Suites Extended Stay Select, 11424 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 3450 Quadrangle Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 12000 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL 32817
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, 12125 High Tech Ave, Orlando, FL 32817

Getting Around

Orlando does have public transit that you can take to get to campus,  but, like other Sun Belt cities, it’s not the greatest and will take a while. A speedier option to get from the airport to campus is taxi or rideshare. 


Given the unpredictable nature of attendance, and different comfort and safety levels with indoor dining, we will offer extended meal breaks and guidance for a range of dining options. This allows us to reduce our costs, and offer participants flexibility without wasting food. Coffee, tea, water, and lemonade will be available at scheduled breaks in the registration area.

The conference sessions will be held in UCF main-campus spaces, including lecture halls, classrooms, and conference rooms. There are a variety of dining options on campus: https://ucf.campusdish.com/LocationsAndMenus

Area sites of interest/things to do

There is a variety of things to do within an easy driving distance of campus—including, of course, Orlando’s famed theme parks and the nearby beaches. Other sites of interest include an assortment of museums, arcades, cafes, and walking trails, some within walking distance of campus. Unless otherwise noted, all locations listed below are within a half-hour drive of campus.

Theme Parks


Games and Arcades


Cafes and Bookstores

Parks, Trails, and Gardens