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Following guidance from the Board of Governors and in collaboration with the other State University System institutions, effective May 10, 2021, UCF encourages rather than requires our campus community to wear face coverings indoors and to follow CDC guidelines on our campuses and everywhere you go.

With the exception of masks still being required at the Student Health Center, this is a change from our previous requirement to wear face coverings everywhere, and it reflects our campus community’s many efforts to get vaccinated and the low number of COVID-19 cases at UCF. It is on each of us to take the personal precautions necessary to protect our campus community.

How to Wear Your Face Covering

Be sure to Armor Up properly. Take the steps below to help protect yourself and those around you.

Wear Your Face Covering Correctly

Wash your hands before putting on your face covering

Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face

Make sure you can breathe easily

Don’t put the covering around your neck or up on your forehead

Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands

Take Off Your Face Covering Carefully

Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops

Handle only by the ear loops or ties

Fold outside corners together

When you are home, place covering in the washing machine

While you are eating, place covering with the outside part face down on a napkin or paper on your table.

Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.


Distribution Locations

Forgot your face covering or want an additional one? You can purchase them through many of our vending machines stocked with face coverings listed below. The UCF-branded cloth masks are available for $5, and disposable masks are also available for $2.

UCF Main Campus

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

  • Business Administration I Building (outdoors)
  • Business Administration II Building
  • Classroom I Building (two on first floor)
  • Classroom II Building
  • Colbourn Hall
  • Education Complex
  • Engineering I Building (two on first floor)
  • Engineering II Building
  • Ferrell Commons (outdoors)*
  • Global Building
  • Harris Corporation Engineering Center (two on first floor)
  • Health Sciences I
  • Health Sciences II
  • Howard Phillips Hall
  • John T. Washington Center*
  • Library (main floor)*
  • Mathematical Sciences Building
  • Millican Hall (first and second floors)
  • Nicholson School of Communication and Media (two on first floor)
  • Psychology Building
  • Research I Building
  • Student Union (food court)*
  • Teaching Academy (two on first floor)
  • Visual Arts Building

UCF Downtown

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

  • Communication and Media Building (Card Services)
  • DPAC (second floor near library)

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Vending machines stocked with face coverings:

  • Outside Bookstore

*Vending machines that do not have face coverings available for purchase.

Buy UCF Face Masks

Get your own UCF face masks from Rock ‘Em to show school pride. Choose from 12 designs available while supporting the Armor Up, Knights fundraiser. The fund helps students facing hardship or obstacles that make it difficult to continue their education at UCF.

For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund. If you buy one of the special three-pack collections, $15 will be donated to the fund.

Get Your UCF Face Mask

COVID SELF-CHECKER

Students:

Before returning to any UCF campus, you’re required to fill out the COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app each day.

Employees:

All employees returning to any UCF campus are required to fill out COVID Self-Checker available in the UCF Mobile app daily.

Visitors, Vendors & Contractors:

All UCF visitors, vendors and contractors are required to conduct symptom monitoring through the online visitor COVID Self-Checker before coming to campus or any university property.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most frequently asked questions about wearing face coverings and masks while on UCF campuses. We’ve also compiled a list of FAQs about academics, operations, employment, health and safety, and more. Explore all coronavirus FAQs.

Following guidance from the Board of Governors and in collaboration with the other State University System institutions, UCF will no longer require face coverings to be worn on our campuses. However, we will continue encouraging our campus community to wear face coverings and follow CDC guidelines.

If you forgot your face covering or want an additional one, there are some available in the vending machines around campus. You can also purchase face coverings from Rock ’Em in Orlando. For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund.

No. Under the new guidelines, no member of the UCF community is permitted to require any other member of the UCF community to wear a face covering on campus, whether in an office, classroom or other location. You may encourage others to wear face coverings, but you may not require them to do so.

Yes. As medical facilities, the Student Health Center, UCF Health, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) still require face coverings inside their buildings. Additionally, as a simulated clinical environment, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center at the College of Medicine also requires face coverings.

No. UCF has ordered enough face coverings for all students and faculty and staff members, and they will be available throughout the summer and fall semesters.

UCF Card Services is open for students and employees in need of a new or replacement UCF Card.

New students who have not yet received their UCF ID will receive their face covering in conjunction with distribution of their UCF Cards later this summer.

UCF encourages visitors to our campuses to wear face coverings indoors, even if they are vaccinated. We also ask that visitors monitor their symptoms using the COVID Self-Checker available online, and stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in proximity to someone who has.

Employees and students should follow the policy of their host state college when they are working at or studying on those campuses.

Cloth face coverings are being distributed at several locations on UCF’s campuses. One face covering will be assigned to each member of the UCF community, and a valid UCF ID card is required to obtain one. These or a face covering of some kind will be required at all times on campus. Find face covering distribution locations.

You can also purchase face coverings from Rock ’Em in Orlando. For each face covering sold, $5 will go to the UCF Student Emergency Fund.

It is recommended that the face coverings are washed by hand with mild liquid detergent after each day’s use and then hung dry.

Disposable masks will be provided to building liaisons for distribution upon request, and more information will be shared with those individuals in the coming weeks.