March 19, 2020
UCF is continuing to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and is making decisions in the best interest of our students, faculty and staff members, and our larger community.
Last week, UCF encouraged all residential students to return to their permanent residence and not return to campus while keeping residence halls open as a last resort for residents who cannot leave. Because of Tuesday’s announcement that UCF is moving to remote instruction through the remainder of the spring semester, and in the interest of continued resident safety; it has become apparent that all students will need to vacate their room soon – you should not move at this time. Do not make arrangements to move out without additional guidance from housing and residence life. By the end of the week, residents will receive additional communication and guidance on how to properly move out.
Limited exceptions will be made for residents with the following extenuating circumstances:
- International students unable to travel
- Residents without permanent housing
- Residents with other hardships to be reviewed on a case by case basis
Instructions on requesting an exception for an extenuating circumstance will be provided later this week.
We understand that this is a stressful time and care about your wellbeing. Because safety is priority, it is critical that students do not formally move out of their residence halls at this time. Housing and Residence Life has developed a move out plan that will encourage reduced interactions and social distancing during the process. It is imperative that residents and their families follow the instructions that will be provided at a later time and will include the selection of a move out appointment.
UCF and the State University System Board of Governors are reviewing all student services and the impact of moving to an online platform for the remainder of the semester. Since the COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented event that affects students, faculty, and staff across all of Florida, any operational and financial decisions are being made with the greatest concern to all impacted.
UCF will share more information about potential Housing reimbursements as soon as it becomes available. Please be patient as we all work through this very difficult and ever-changing situation.
For those currently on campus, please visit housing.ucf.edu for additional information and expectations.
Thank you for your cooperation as we navigate this evolving event together. We’re committed to sharing updates with you as frequently as possible.