July 6, 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual Q&A. We heard that students and parents would appreciate additional time to review the addendum to the 2020-21 housing agreement. We will extend the addendum deadline to Friday, July 17. Please be sure to log in to the housing portal and acknowledge the addendum or cancel by this new deadline, if you have not already done so.
Testing Cost Clarification
We also would like to clarify information that was shared during the Q&A about the required COVID-19 testing for UCF Housing residents. During move-in, residents will be tested for COVID-19 and will not be responsible for the cost of this test. While you are waiting for your test results, residents will need to continue practicing six feet of physical distance, wear a face covering, and stay away from public gatherings and away from others until test results are received.
UCF Housing Plans to Remain Open During Remote Instruction
UCF Housing plans to stay open to residents, even if UCF transitions to fully remote instruction at any point. 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 you together with your UCF community.
Details about what residents can expect in the fall were shared last week. Highlights include:
- Residents can expect limits on the use of spaces and amenities, including restrictions on visitors and access to community spaces.
- There will be reduced occupancy in the Libra, Hercules, and Nike communities, which means some shared bedrooms will be converted to singles, with two residents living in a suite instead of the usual four. There will still be shared bedrooms in these communities. The Towers at Knights Plaza and Rosen Apartments will remain at traditional occupancy. Also, because all NorthView residents enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom, NorthView will remain at traditional occupancy.
- We strongly encourage you to consider what your plans will be should you test positive for COVID-19 while living in UCF Housing. There will be designated isolation spaces, based on availability, for UCF Housing residents who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to return to their permanent residence. In the event of a positive test, units will undergo necessary disinfection, and roommate(s) will be provided guidance.
- UCF will move to remote instruction after Thanksgiving. Residence halls, libraries, study spaces, and dining services will remain open for student use. Residents who choose not to stay in their housing during this time will still be responsible for the terms and conditions of their housing agreement.
All residents must be mindful of their personal behaviors and accept responsibility for doing their part to keep themselves, their roommate(s) and others healthy. Everyone will need to tackle some personal inconveniences, take personal responsibility, and adopt the health measures necessary to promote a culture of health and well-being.
We remain fully committed to your success and well-being this fall. We will keep you regularly updated via your Knights email and the university’s coronavirus website.
Housing and Residence Life