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UCF’s Emergency Management team is actively monitoring Tropical Depression 9, which, at this time, is currently forecast to hit Florida next week as a hurricane.

UCF is in communication with our local National Weather Service office in Melbourne and the National Hurricane Center to ensure the university has the latest information. On Sunday, Sept. 25, we will assess the latest projections and provide an update about university operations for the week ahead. Decisions about classes, campus operations and UCF Housing would be communicated at that time.

Now is the time for you to consider your personal hurricane plan. In the event of a hurricane forecast to impact Central Florida, UCF Housing residents would be strongly encouraged to relocate off campus.  Employees designated as critical may still be required to work in the event of a campus closure.

Everyone should take some time this weekend to prepare a hurricane kit, which should include enough food and water for three days, along with any necessary medications. Hurricane season lasts through November 30.

The UCF Alert text and email message system will be used to keep the university community informed. All students and employees automatically are signed up to receive these messages, and settings can be updated via