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What to Expect for the 2020 Fall Semester

While campus looks a bit different these days, UCF is committed to the health and well-being of all Knights. Physical distancing and face coverings are required on campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students, employees and visitors must also monitor their symptoms through the COVID Self-Checker before arriving on campus. Find out all you should know about the 2020 Fall Semester.

Student Experience Info

Staying Vigilant About COVID-19

Throughout the fall semester, we must remain cautious and vigilant. Each of us needs to take personal responsibility for consistently protecting ourselves and one another no matter where we are.

If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home and don’t come to campus
  • Avoid contact with others
  • Contact your primary care physician
  • Call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509
  • Continue home isolation until you’ve consulted with your healthcare provider about returning to campus

On-Campus Testing

A COVID-19 and antibody testing site is available at UCF in partnership with Aventus Biolabs. A test order by a medical provider is required. UCF students & employees: Call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509

Testing is available at Parking Garage A from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Community Testing Sites

Find out more information about testing sites throughout Florida.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required on campus, both indoors and outdoors. UCF students and employees receive one free cloth face covering. Additional face coverings are available for purchase.

Find face covering distribution locations

COVID-19 Testing and Cases Statistics

We encourage students, faculty and staff to report any positive tests to us, whether or not you have been on or plan to go to any of our campuses.

All of these numbers are from the start of COVID-19 in March 2020 through Saturday, Sept. 12. They include both on- and off-campus cases. Numbers will be updated weekly.

Week Ending Sept. 12

  1. 45Student Positive Tests

  2. 0Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 47Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 5Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Week Ending Sept. 5

  1. 40Student Positive Tests

  2. 0Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 34Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 1Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Week Ending Aug. 29(First week of Fall 2020 Semester)

  1. 7Student Positive Tests

  2. 4Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 13Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 3Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

View Previous Weeks

Week Ending Aug. 22

  1. 5Student Positive Tests

  2. 83Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 6Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 1Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Week Ending Aug. 15

  1. 4Student Positive Tests

  2. 76Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 8Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 4Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Week Ending Aug. 8

  1. 4Student Positive Tests

  2. 0Move-in Postive Cases

  3. 2Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 8Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Week Ending Aug. 1

  1. 12Student Positive Tests

  2. 0Move-in Positive Cases

  3. 6Self-reported Student Positive Tests

  4. 4Self-reported Faculty/Staff Positive Tests

Confidentiality laws prohibit us from disclosing individuals’ identities. Anyone believed to be at risk of exposure will be contacted. In cases where an employee or student does not disclose that they tested positive, the university would not have any way of knowing about the case and it would not be included in these totals.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 please call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509.

Face Covering
Conversations

See someone on campus not wearing a face covering? Here are simple steps on how you can help.

  1. 1 Remind them that face coverings are required at UCF.
  2. 2 Direct them to a nearby face covering distribution location.
  3. 3 Request that they leave the area, or leave the area yourself if you feel at risk.
COVID-19: Know the Policy, Uphold the Policy

Your Safety Is Our Priority

100,000

Reusable face coverings being distributed to all students, faculty and staff

250,000

Disposable masks for vendors, visitors and others

1,200

Touchless hand sanitizer stations around campus

$600K

Materials and labor to upgrade ventilation systems and filtration across campus

530+

Plexiglass panels to be installed in high-traffic areas, including the welcome center and financial aid office

400

Retrofitted motion-sensors for doors

Safety Upgrades

Check out the new safety measures and upgrades we’ve put in place to reduce the impact of COVID-19 around campus.

COVID TRAINING & SELF-CHECKER

Students:

All students are expected to complete the COVID-19 Student Return to Campus Training available in Webcourses. Any student returning to any UCF campus should fill out the COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app each day.

Employees:

All employees must complete the COVID-19 Employee Return to Campus training available in Webcourses. All employees returning to any UCF campus also are required to fill out COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app each day before arriving.

example of COVID Self-Checker button on the UCF Mobile app

Frequently Asked Questions

Throughout fall, you may have questions about your courses, health and safety measures, events and organizations, and more. We’ve been listening and have provided the answers to commonly asked questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

two female students wearing masks and physical distancing outside of the library

What’s Open at UCF?

While the fall campus experience will undoubtedly be different for a time due to COVID-19, many student services will continue to be available virtually and there will be a number of ways to get involved.

Find out what’s open, virtual or closed at UCF.