The university appreciates the flexibility shown by our community as we adjusted operations due to Hurricane Idalia. UCF will return to standard operations on Thursday, Aug. 31, with previously announced changes for game day.

Hurricane Idalia was a major storm whose devastating impact to parts of Florida continues to become known. While we are grateful that our campuses and community faced minimal impact, we recognize that our students, faculty and staff may be feeling the storm’s impact in other ways.

We encourage compassion and support for those who may have been affected.

Resources Are Available: 

  • Students: Students with family in hard-hit areas or who need support should fill out the Hurricane Student Support Form. Student Care Services will reach out to students who complete the form directly to connect them with academic accommodations and other resources.
  • Faculty and Staff: UCF’s Employee Assistance Program is available to provide work, life, and mental health support for our faculty and staff.

Select campus dining options and services are open today to support students who live on campus. Visit for an updated listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Update
Academic and most campus operations are suspended Wednesday, Aug. 30. Students, faculty and staff should remain indoors and off the roads during periods of possible intermittent tropical winds and weather.

Standard operations will continue through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, and are planned to resume Thursday, Aug. 31. Select campus dining facilities and student services will be open on Wednesday to support students who live on campus.

Classes: All classes are canceled Wednesday. No in-person, remote, or online classes should be held or any assignments due during the suspension of classes Wednesday.

Employees: Employees should remain home Wednesday. Critical personnel and other staff who support students and operations may be required to work Wednesday and should talk to their supervisors today about expectations. Additional information will be shared today about how to report emergency closure time off in Workday.

Residence Halls: All residence halls will remain open. Residents are not being encouraged to leave campus. To assist students, additional grocery shuttles will run Tuesday at the main and UCF Downtown campuses.

Campus Services: Select campus dining options will be open Wednesday, including ’63 South and Knightro’s, which will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The John C. Hitt Library, Recreation and Wellness Center and Student Union will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Shuttles will not run Wednesday. Employees who work in these areas should talk to their supervisor about their schedule Wednesday.

Research: All critical research labs will remain accessible.

Football: UCF Football’s first game of the season against Kent State remains as scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday at FBC Mortgage Stadium. Game day operations will be in effect when UCF reopens Thursday.

UCF will continue to monitor Hurricane Idalia and will use the UCF Alert text and email message system to communicate any updates. More information about how to prepare for a hurricane and UCF’s hurricane protocols are available at