October 22, 2020
Thank you for all you are doing during this unusual semester to Armor Up and care for your fellow Knights.
As we plan for the spring semester, we are working to offer more face-to-face classes than we have this fall. We know the on-campus experience and connection with others is important for your success, and in addition to more face-to-face classes, we will be working with student leaders, registered student organizations, and university staff on how we can offer more in-person activities in the spring.
You will be able to start registering for your spring classes on Monday, Nov. 2, as scheduled. We know the importance of class modalities in guiding your decisions, and you will be able to view the modality for each class on myUCF at that time, although we anticipate that the modalities for some classes may change.
The Spring 2021 semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 11. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, we will be rescheduling spring break from March to April 11 to 18. We also will move to entirely remote instruction following that week, with residence halls and campus offices remaining open, similar to what we are doing this fall after Thanksgiving.
We know much more than we did earlier this year about how our policies and testing and tracing efforts protect the health of our campus community, and our spring approach will again follow these protocols, including requiring face coverings and physical distancing. So far this fall we have had no spread of the virus traced to our classrooms due to the hard work you all are doing when attending class, and we will not be increasing the density of seating inside our classrooms.
Just as it has this fall, our spring on-campus experience will depend on everyone’s compliance with the COVID-19 precautions necessary to protect community health. Should public health conditions require a change, we are ready to pivot to more remote learning if necessary.
This is a most unusual fall semester, and we know there are many issues impacting our families and communities. I remind you that we are here to support you, and please do not hesitate to contact the following resources:
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Student Care Services
- College Advising Offices
- Student Financial Assistance
- Student Health Services
- Student Accessibility Services
I also encourage our students to share their thoughts about returning to campus by completing Student Government’s student survey.
Your success and well-being are important to us. Take good care, and Charge On!
Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services