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In the absence of new guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for the Spring 2021 semester, students should follow the Fall 2020 guidance. According to the Fall 2020 SEVP Guidance, current students may remain in the United States as long as they are enrolled full-time and maintaining F-1 status. Current students are not required to have an in-person course, and all courses may be online. This information may change as additional guidance is released by SEVP. Refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page for the full-time enrollment requirement of your program.

You should enroll full-time in online classes from home to keep an active SEVIS record. Refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page for the full-time enrollment requirement of your program.

In the absence of new guidance from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) for the Spring 2021 semester, students should follow the Fall 2020 guidance. Your enrollment requirement depends on your SEVIS status, location, and program. Please refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page to review the enrollment requirements for your situation.

It is possible, and UCF’s plan is flexible and can be adjusted based on evolving public health conditions.

For students: Faculty are being encouraged to plan courses so that students who fall ill will be able to continue in the class and learn remotely during the time they are ill, quarantined or isolated. Also, attendance requirements have been discouraged.

For faculty: Faculty at elevated risk for severe illness form COVID-19 will instruct courses remotely. Normal processes should be followed in the event a faculty member falls ill during the semester.

For most students continuing in their program, Summer 2021 enrollment is not required. You are only required to enroll in Summer 2021 if any of the following apply to your situation:

    • You have an I-20 or DS-2019 with a Summer 2021 program start date
    • You are graduating in Summer 2021 (Summer 2021 is your final term at UCF)
    • You are enrolled in the Intensive English Program or UCF Global Achievement Academy Pathway Programs
    • Special Note to Graduate Students enrolled in Thesis or Dissertation: While summer is considered a vacation term for immigration purposes, please be aware of the College of Graduate Studies’ policy on continuous enrollment for students engaged in thesis or dissertation.

For those students required to enroll in the Summer 2021 semester, we hope that the flexibilities announced by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regarding online courses will continue. However, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage students who are required to enroll in the summer to follow the enrollment guidelines for their program listed on UCF Global’s website.

While the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has not yet released guidance for the Fall 2021 semester, we strongly encourage students to prepare for a return to normal F-1 and J-1 immigration rules, including enrollment requirements and in-person courses. Refer to the enrollment guidelines for your program on UCF Global’s website.

f you would like to take the spring or fall semester off, you should complete the Exit Form and depart the United States. You will likely need to receive a new initial I-20 to return to resume your studies in a future semester. Receiving a new initial I-20 means that you will be required to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee again ($350) and that your eligibility clock for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) would be reset. You would need to be enrolled for a full academic year (a fall and a spring semester) before you would be eligible for CPT or OPT. This information may change as additional guidance is released by SEVP. If you have questions, please contact UCF Global to speak with an immigration advisor by calling 407-823-2337.

For more frequently asked questions for international students, visit global.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

No. Employees are not permitted to perform remote duties from outside of the United States in Fall 2020 and future semesters.

For more frequently asked questions for international students, visit global.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

Individuals who violate the COVID-19 Return to Campus policy will be given an opportunity to correct their behavior and may be asked to repeat training. Repeated acts of noncompliance will result in the individual’s removal from campus until compliance is achieved. Continued noncompliance may result in disciplinary action for faculty, staff and students, up to and including dismissal utilizing existing disciplinary action regulations and policies. Consequences for violating this policy do vary based on severity of offense.

There are several ways to save money at the Bookstore:

  • First Day Program – Course materials are delivered directly through WebCourses@UCF at the lowest market price and billed to your UCF student account.
  • Price Match Program – Save on new and used textbook purchases and used rental being sold directly by BN.com, Amazon or local off-campus competitors. Visit the bookstore website for more details.
  • Used Textbooks – The Bookstore has the largest selection of used UCF textbooks which is a savings of 25% off the new price.
  • Digital Titles – Save up to 80% on hundreds of available titles.
  • Rental – Save up to 80% on new and used titles.

When available, choose a digital format for instant access to textbooks and course materials. Shipping is free for orders over $49 on new, used and rental textbooks through the UCF bookstore website. You can have your course materials mailed to you also, request an in-store pickup, or try our new curbside pickup option.

Find your semester course materials through my.ucf.edu > Student Self Service > My Class Schedule.

Shop 24 hours at: UCF.BNCollege.com

Stop by the campus bookstore during regular business hours or purchase a printable UPS return label:

  • Go to UCF.BNCollege.com, use dropdown for Textbook Rentals, click on Rental Returns tab, enter your order ID# and email address to access and print your UPS rental return label.
  • Select Curbside Pickup during checkout at UCF.BNCollege.com.
  • Within the order confirmation email there will be step-by-step instructions including a prompt to download the Bookstore mobile app, My College Bookstore.
  • Once your order is processed for pickup, you will receive an email notification with a reminder to download the app.
  • Within our mobile app you will notify us when you are on your way. Once you arrive at the designated pickup location — in front of Burnett Honors College, next to Colburn Hall in lot H2.
  • Once you arrive at the signed pickup area, select I’m Outside the Store and enter your car’s description on the mobile app. A Bookseller will arrive soon with your order.
  • Curbside pickup is currently only available at the UCF Main Campus stores in lot H2.

UCF Global will communicate with admitted students to provide additional guidance.

We are aware that many U.S. consulates have cancelled visa interviews due to COVID-19. You may contact the U.S. consulate to reschedule your visa interview according to the instructions provided on the consulate’s website once they resume normal operations.

For more frequently asked questions for international students, visit global.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

Your UCF Global Immigration Advisors are here for you! Please call UCF Global at 407-823-2337 to schedule a phone or skype meeting with an advisor.

For more frequently asked questions for international students, visit global.ucf.edu/coronavirus/.

You will see several different options for textbooks and other course materials depending on the class:

  • Choose a digital format and get instant access.
  • Get new, used or rental textbooks with free shipping for orders over $49.
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