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May 13, 2020

We would like to thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as UCF navigates COVID-19.

After careful consideration, UnionWest ownership has made the decision to reopen UnionWest student housing for the summer term, with additional precautions that prioritize residents’ health and safety. Correspondence from UnionWest ownership can be found here: Welcome Back Message from UnionWest Building Owner

Please let us know by Friday, May 15, what your plans are for this summer using the COVID Summer 2020 Plan form in the housing portal via myUCF. There are several options available to you that allow residents with summer contracts to return to UnionWest or to apply to receive financial assistance through UCF’s Managed Housing Summer Support Program if you are unable to return as a result of the pandemic.

Option 1: Returning

You will return for the summer and are able to do so starting immediately.

You will be responsible for summer rent payment per the terms and conditions of your housing agreement. Your original due date was May 22, but given these special circumstances, UCF will extend the deadline to June 5. A deferment will be placed on your account.

Additional health and safety measures will be in place with special accommodations to encourage social distancing. All common areas will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned, hand sanitizing stations will be added to public locations, and group gatherings will be limited. More information about personal protective measures will be shared soon.

Option 2: Not Returning, Retrieve Belongings

You will not return for summer and need to move out. UCF Housing and Residence Life will cancel the summer portion of your housing agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of your housing agreement, and you will see additional information in the housing portal about retrieving your items in a safe and socially distanced manner.

You will be responsible for your rent payment per the terms and conditions of your housing agreement, but if you are not able to return for the summer and need continued relief and flexibility because of COVID-19, you can apply for UCF’s Managed Housing Summer Support Program, which will defer the billing of your summer rent and credit your account with funds you can use to pay your summer rent. UCF Housing will soon share more details about this process and how to apply. Summer 2020 housing is the only opportunity for this support; it will not extend into additional semesters should UCF’s period of remote instruction continue beyond the summer.

Option 3: Not Returning, Already Moved Out

You will not return for summer and have already moved out. UCF Housing and Residence Life will cancel the summer portion of your housing agreement in accordance with the terms and conditions of your agreement, and you will see additional information in the housing portal about the process for returning your keys.

You will be responsible for your rent per your housing agreement, but if you are not able to return for the summer and need continued relief and flexibility because of COVID-19, you can apply for UCF’s Managed Housing Summer Support Program, which will defer the billing of your summer rent and credit your account with funds you can use to pay your summer rent. UCF Housing will soon share more details about this process and how to apply. The Summer 2020 housing is the only opportunity for this support; it will not extend into additional semesters should UCF’s period of remote instruction continue beyond the summer.

Regardless of the option selected by existing residents, you are responsible for summer rent payment per your housing agreement. View housing frequently asked questions. UCF continues to share updates on the UCF coronavirus website. Additional questions about Housing can be directed to [email protected].

UCF continues to operate under the assumption that face-to-face classes will resume in the fall, with social distancing and other protective measures in place that prioritize everyone’s safety. We know you have many questions about what campus life and housing will look like in the fall, and while we don’t have all of those answers right now, UCF is actively engaged in discussions about those services and activities.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work through these unprecedented times. We wish you continued health and success this summer and appreciate your patience.