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Although we cannot hold in-person commencement ceremonies right now, we want to give our Spring and Summer 2020 graduates an opportunity to celebrate graduation on campus and in person with a small group of guests this fall.

We invite you to join us for Grad Walk — a walk across our commencement stage, which will be set up for six days in December in the Student Union, with up to four loved ones or friends in attendance. Your name will be read aloud, and your family and friends can take video or pictures of the moment.

Find out more and sign up for grad walk.

Yes. According to the July 24 Student and Exchange Visitor Program (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. Refer to the UCF Global COVID-19 FAQ page for the full-time enrollment requirement of your program.

The Florida Board of Governors has directed UCF and all state universities to develop alternate plans for fall commencement ceremonies. While UCF will be unable to host a traditional face-to-face ceremony for our fall graduates in December, we are committed to ensuring that our students’ accomplishments are celebrated.

Although we cannot hold in-person commencement ceremonies right now, we want to give you an opportunity to celebrate your graduation on campus and in person with a small group of guests this fall. We are launching a new Grad Walk that will complement our enhanced virtual commencement ceremonies, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Find out everything you need to know about fall commencement.

UCF will switch to remote instruction following the Thanksgiving holiday to minimize risk associated with a potential virus resurgence. Final exams and assessments will be remote.

University operations will be normal, with residence halls, libraries and study and dining spaces will remain open for student use. Because students are permitted to return to UCF Housing for the two weeks of the fall semester following Thanksgiving, no refunds will be provided to students who elect to not return to their residence.

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.

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.

Your Fall 2020 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.

If you would like to take the Fall 2020 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.

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

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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, 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 also request your orders be held for in-store pickup, or try our new curbside pickup option for fall 2020.

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

Shop 24 hours at:

Stop by the campus bookstore during regular business hours or print out a free UPS return label:

  • Go to, use dropdown for Textbook Rentals, click on Rental Returns tab, enter your order ID# and email address to access your free UPS rental return label.

Please visit our campus websites for more information:

  • Select Curbside Pickup during checkout at
  • 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, and when you have arrive, at the designated pickup location — in front of B&N at UCF in Knights Plaza, next to the Addition Financial Arena.
  • B&N at UCF in Knights Plaza will be the pickup location for ALL curbside pickup orders.
  • Curbside pickup is currently only available at the UCF Main campus stores.

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.

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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.

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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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