March 14, 2020
As you are aware, UCF is moving to remote instruction and support beginning Monday and continuing for at least two weeks. During this time, we ask that you not return to campus — you will be able to access almost all campus services remotely.
This rapidly spreading global pandemic is not something to shrug off. Social distancing in our community is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as serious — and deadly — impacts on communities and families. Social distancing means avoiding mass gatherings and settings with large numbers of people and maintaining distance from others when possible.
To be clear, spring break has ended. UCF is taking these unprecedented steps to protect the well-being of everyone:
- Online classes will continue as usual starting Monday, and face-to-face classes will be available in an online format starting Wednesday. Students should stay home and not return to campus during this period.
- You will be able to access most campus services remotely.
- All events through at least March 30 are canceled, mirroring the period of remote instruction.
- Personal domestic and international travel by students is strongly discouraged during this unique time.
- Any approved travel for registered student organizations, including travel previously approved by Student Government allocations, is canceled.
Social distancing, good hygiene, and avoiding risks related to travel, event attendance or participation in other activities will not only help to keep you safe, but they’ll benefit everyone around you, including loved ones and friends.
UCF will continue to share regular updates here: ucf.edu/safety/coronavirus.
We know the COVID-19 outbreak presents an added layer of stress and worry for members of our UCF community. For support in this time of heightened stress, information about Counseling Services and Student Care Services can be viewed on their websites.
This is a critically important time for all of us to reinforce a community of care on our campus and support one another. And, as Knights, I know that’s what we will do.
Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Student Development and Enrollment Services