As UCF prepares for Hurricane Irma, we remind you to prioritize your personal safety.

Ride-out locations opened at 2 p.m. Saturday for students living on campus and in UCF-affiliated housing.

The ride-out locations are determined by residence hall and are as follows:

  • UCF students who live in on-campus Greek Housing, those with special accommodations and students who live off campus will be at the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • UCF students who live in Libra, Apollo and Lake Claire will be at Classroom Building 1.
  • UCF students who live in Nike, Hercules and Neptune will be at the Education Complex.
  • UCF students who live at Rosen College Apartments will be at the Rosen Education Building.
  • Students who live in all four Towers will be allowed to stay in their buildings.

    Students who live in all other on-campus residence halls were required to relocate to a ride-out location.

    Students who live in Knights Circle, the Pointe at Central and NorthView are not required to leave their buildings, but the Nicholson School of Communication will be available to those who prefer to be in an on-campus ride-out location.

    UCF students who live off campus and prefer to relocate to an on-campus ride-out location for the storm can come to the Nicholson School of Communication. Students must enter campus via University Boulevard and be prepared to show their UCF ID. Parking is available in Garage A.

    Students with ID must arrive at the Nicholson School by 10 p.m. Saturday.

    A limited number of spaces is available due to a smaller-than-expected turnout of on-campus and affiliated housing residents.

    No families, friends or non-service animals will be allowed to ride out the storm in UCF residence halls or ride out locations.

    We cannot guarantee comforts such as power, water, food and medical assistance. Students should pack enough water, food, medication, etc. to sustain them for at least 72 hours. Students also should bring practical comforts such as pillows, blankets, games, cell phone chargers, etc.

    As a reminder, the university does not serve as a public shelter during hurricanes. Students who live in nonaffiliated, off-campus will not have access to campus ride-out locations.

    Students who live on campus may leave their vehicle parked on campus as their permit allows.

    All students who are evacuating or moving to a ride-out location should take the following precautions to protect their residence:

  • Move all loose items off the floor and place them atop elevated surfaces.
  • Take any money, personal valuables and other irreplaceable items with you.
  • Unplug all chargers and electronics.
  • Be sure that items such as computers and televisions are away from windows.
  • Remove all perishable items from your fridge and freezer.
  • Take out any trash.
  • Ensure that all windows and doors are locked and secure.
  • Shuttles will be available to take students to the Publix Super Market located at the University Palms Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. More information about the grocery shuttles is available here. No other shuttle routes will be available.

    At this point, UCF will remain closed through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Students will be permitted to leave their ride out location or residence hall once crews deem campus safe. Those who evacuated campus also will be allowed to return once their residence hall once the campus all-clear has been given.

    UCF will monitor the hurricane and share more information about campus closures and openings as information is available. Regular updates will be shared on UCF’s website and through the university’s official social media accounts, primarily Facebook and Twitter.