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A special exhibit for the year 2013 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Rosen Library

Universal Orlando Foundation Library

9907 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
ph. 407-903-8100
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About Rosen Library

The Universal Orlando Foundation Library (Rosen Library) is located at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The Rosen College, founded in 2004, is a branch campus of the University of Central Florida. Rosen Library's collections are focused on the entire hospitality industry.


Rosen College's 30th Anniversary

In 2013 the University of Central Florida (UCF) will be celebrating two monumental anniversaries—the 50th anniversary of the school itself, and the 30th anniversary of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, considered one of the top hospitality programs in the world and largest in the nation. Although the current home of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management on Universal Boulevard was opened as a branch campus of UCF on January 5, 2004, the humble beginnings of the program can be traced back to 1983 when the hospitality program began within the College of Business Administration.

The Library Exhibit

This special exhibit pays homage to Rosen College, covering significant events in Rosen history. A full timeline of the history of Rosen College will be on display within this exhibit and will be featured in a special publication celebrating the anniversary of Rosen College that will be available in 2013. To view the complete timeline, select the Timeline tab featured on this guide.

The exhibit is curated by Kelly Robinson, Public Services Librarian, Universal Orlando Foundation Library. Information about the exhibit can be viewed here:

Additional Information

If you are interested in learning more about the history of Rosen College, a short historical narrative written by Tim Bottorff, Head Librarian, Univeral Orlando Foundation Library, for the 2009 fifth year anniversary of the Rosen College Campus is available from the following page: A new narrative updated for the 2013 anniversary will be coming soon.


Special Thanks

The Rosen Library would like to extend a special thanks to the following people for their support of the exhibit:

  • Dr. Scott Smith, notable Rosen alumnus and first hospitality management student to earn a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree from UCF, for loaning items on display.
  • Dr. Duncan Dickson, Rosen College faculty member, for loaning items on display.
  • Mr. Michael Weiss, Rosen College Assistant Director of Public Relations, for facilitating collection of items on display and for his support of the exhibit.

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management