Returning to Campus
UCF is in regular consultation with health officials and continues to evaluate and update our plans for returning to UCF. We have taken extensive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our entire campus community.Return to Campus Plans Fall Class Update
Staying Vigilant About COVID-19
With the rise in COVID-19 cases across Central Florida, 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.
What to do 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
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, and telehealth appointments can be made by:
- UCF students: Call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509
- UCF faculty and staff: Call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509
- Other community members: Get in touch with Aventus Biolabs directly by calling 407-986-0133
Students living in on-campus and Greek housing will be tested in Garage A from August 8 through 23 as part of the move-in process. More information will be shared directly with residents.
Lake Nona Testing Site
The COVID-19 testing site at the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center is currently closed. Future updates will be shared here.
Community Testing Sites
Find out more information about testing sites throughout Florida.
COVID-19 Testing and Cases Statistics
Positive COVID-19 cases reported to UCF from 4/13 – 8/1
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 please call the UCF COVID Line at 407-823-2509.
The total number of COVID-19 cases for UCF students, faculty and staff reported to the university as of Aug. 1 is 451. This total includes 420 cases reported through July 24 (an incorrect count of 438 had been reported), plus an additional 31 cases reported between July 25 and Aug. 1.
Confidentiality laws prohibit us from disclosing individuals’ identities. This number represents only positive cases that have been reported to UCF and includes both on- and off-campus cases. Anyone believed to be at risk for exposure will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine. In cases where an employee or student does not disclose that they tested positive, the university may have no way of knowing and communicating that information.
Armor Up, Knights
Let’s each do our part to curb further spread of COVID-19 so we can get back to the activities and events we love. Help protect our UCF community by wearing a face covering, washing your hands and practicing physical distancing.
In need of a UCF face covering to armor up like a Knight? We’ve got you covered. If you’re a student or faculty and staff member, visit one of these locations to pick up your free UCF-provided face covering today. For our alumni and other supporters, purchase your face covering from Rock ‘Em in Orlando — with $5 of each sale going to support the UCF Student Emergency Fund.
Your Safety Is Our Priority
Reusable face coverings being distributed to all students, faculty and staff
Disposable masks for vendors, visitors and others
Touchless hand sanitizer stations around campus
Materials and labor to upgrade ventilation systems and filtration across campus
Plexiglass panels to be installed in high-traffic areas, including the welcome center and financial aid office
Retrofitted motion-sensors for doors
Check out the new safety measures and upgrades we’ve put in place to reduce the impact of COVID-19 around campus.
Campus Life and Student Engagement
While the fall will undoubtedly look different, there will be engagement opportunities through student organizations, events and other activities that will be held both virtually and face-to-face to help bring students together with the UCF community.
UCF is committed to providing an opportunity for students to reside on campus while prioritizing the health and well-being of all residents. UCF Housing plans to stay open to residents, even if the university transitions to fully remote instruction at any point due to COVID-19. Additional safety measures will be implemented, including:
- Reduced occupancy
- Space and amenity restrictions
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting
Virtual Student Services
While fall courses are a mix of face-to-face, online and hybrid learning, many services are still available to support student success and engagement at UCF. From academic advising and orientation to recreation and exercise to health and counseling— there are virtual options to give students a high-quality UCF experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that the last several months have been challenging. And now, as we begin to move forward, you may have questions about your return to campus, your courses, health and safety measures, and more. We’ve been listening and have provided the answers to commonly asked questions on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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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.
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UCF’s Housing and Residence Life COVID-19 Safety Measures for Fall 2020
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