University-sponsored events and programs should be virtual wherever possible without loss of effectiveness, including recruiting for Greek and student organizations, and follow CDC and public health guidelines, which may evolve during the semester.
Registered student organizations are required to submit safety plans for their requested in-person activities, including meetings, events and programming.
What about fall commencement?
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.
We understand that commencement ceremonies are a major milestone in the lives of our graduates and the loved ones who have supported them on their education journey. UCF is exploring additional ways to improve our virtual ceremonies to include memorable experiences for graduates.
Cap and gown rentals continue to be available for students who would like to take photos in their gowns. Alternatively, Herff Jones will refund students who prefer to cancel their cap and gown order completely.
We will share more information about commencement and reimbursements as soon as it’s available.
Are orientation sessions still being held?
After considering the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, guidance from the state, and the health and safety of all, the decision was made to move orientation completely online.
This year, Freshman and Transfer students will complete their 2020 New Knight Virtual Experience. Although Orientation experience will be completed virtually, you are expected to still be available for the entirety of your Orientation date/program. Students may have different requirements throughout the day depending on their major/college.
For more information, visit orientation.ucf.edu/whats_happening
Is the Recreation and Wellness Center open?
Yes. The RWC is providing a phased approach to reopening which includes several operational, cleaning and safety changes. Providing students with safe facilities and programs continues to be a top priority.
The RWC will continue to remain flexible due to local health conditions in our reopening plans and may alter at any time based on the guidance provided by UCF as well as state and local health officials.
Visit the Recreation and Wellness Center website for more information.
Are UCF Athletics events taking place?
After meetings between UCF Athletics, Florida Department of Health officials in Orange County and University administration, it has been determined that stadium capacity will be reduced to 25% of the normal 44,206 capacity at the Bounce House.
Get the latest updates on the UCF Athletics website.
Can I still access Knights Pantry for groceries?
Yes. Knights Pantry has curbside pick up and in-pantry shopping.
Curbside Pickup: Please complete a Knights Pantry To-Go Bag form. Bags can be picked up once a week from the Knights Pantry loading dock between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Bags will contain 10 non-perishable items. Additional items can be requested based on availability.
In-Pantry Shopping: For students who would like to shop inside the pantry for clothing, toiletries, electronics/ appliances and miscellaneous items, appointments will be available Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please complete an In-Pantry Shopping form to reserve your appointment date and time as they are filled in the order they are received. Face coverings are required to be worn upon entry.