In anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s expected impact on Central Florida, classes are canceled Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30, and the university will close for operations Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29. Operations are expected to resume on Friday, with classes expected to resume Saturday, Oct. 1. We will continue to provide any updates.
Though uncertainty remains in the latest forecasts, we are making this decision based on the expectation of inclement weather, including possible tropical storm force winds and widespread rain, in Central Florida later this week. All academic assignments, including for all classes with online components, are suspended beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28, until classes resume.
Please take time to get your storm preparations in order and review your personal hurricane safety plans before the onset of severe weather.
UCF Housing will remain open for students in all residential communities, though students who can safely return home may be more comfortable doing so. Due to the storm, comforts such as power, wi-fi, and police and medical assistance may be limited, and dining, study and recreation locations will be closed. Students who need to purchase additional food or supplies can ride grocery shuttles Tuesday from the main and Downtown campuses to nearby Publix stores.
Saturday’s home football game remains slated for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Most Family Weekend activities scheduled for Friday are canceled, with Saturday and Sunday’s activities expected to be held as planned.
Some essential and critical employees will be activated to work after the university closes operations. Employees should speak with their supervisor concerning essential operations. Supervisors are encouraged to ensure employees who may need to work during the storm have adequate time to prepare their homes and help loved ones prepare for the storm.
UCF’s Emergency Management team remains in active communication with our local National Weather Service office in Melbourne and the National Hurricane Center to ensure the university has the latest information. We will continue to share updated information regularly through this website, UCF Alert and social media.