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UCF will reopen for classes and normal operations on Monday, Oct. 3. We understand the impacts of Hurricane Ian vary across Central Florida, and we are asking for patience and compassion for those who are continuing to feel the effects of the storm.

As we reopen, faculty and supervisors are asked to demonstrate empathy and provide flexibility to students and employees given Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic impact. It is important that employees and supervisors check in with one another as we prepare to reopen.

For Students

  • Students with outstanding needs can contact Student Care Services by filling out this form or emailing
  • UCF Housing communities remain open and are safe for students to return to.
  • Some campus services are already beginning to reopen to provide students access to dining and recreational facilities over the weekend.

For Faculty

  • Classes at UCF remain canceled through Saturday. No homework should be assigned or required to be submitted by UCF faculty during this time.
  • Some students may struggle with returning to academics on Monday. Faculty should be understanding of the challenges students may be facing and should be as accommodating as possible.

For Staff

  • Supervisors are strongly encouraged to exercise empathy, understanding and flexibility.
  • Employees should be clear with their supervisors about the storm’s personal impact and their ability to report to work on Monday.
  • Our Employee Assistance Program is available to provide work, life and mental health support for you.

We will continue to provide updates on and social media, including information on support mechanisms and tools to provide assistance to our students, faculty and staff members.