From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Maribeth Ehasz, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services
UCF will expand its period of remote instruction for all summer sessions to include Summer B, along with summer sessions A, C and D.
This means that the earliest face-to-face classes could resume is in the fall. At this time, remote work for employees will continue until further notice.
We recognize that this news may be disappointing for some of you and reassuring for others, while also leading to many questions.
While we don’t yet know the long-term impact of this pandemic, we wanted to make this decision well in advance to give students and faculty time to plan. Know that UCF has made this decision with the health and safety of our campus and broader communities top of mind.
In the coming weeks we’ll have more information to share about how this decision impacts you.
Student support functions, such as academic advising, financial aid, counseling and other essential resources, will continue to be offered remotely to help you be successful. UCF Keep Learning is another helpful resource to help students navigate online learning.
Incoming students will attend orientation virtually, and we are working on additional support services to help them thrive at UCF during the period of remote instruction and beyond.
No decision about summer commencement ceremonies has been made at this time.
In light of continued remote instruction, on-campus summer housing will not be available except for those students with extenuating circumstances who will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
More information will be shared directly with residents soon, and we ask for your patience as we navigate this challenging process.
It remains imperative that residents who didn’t return to campus after Spring Break not return to move out and retrieve their belongings. This is in line with the state’s “Safer At Home” order. We understand the strong desire to do so and will communicate information about moving out at a time when it is safe and prudent to do so.
Our Division of Digital Learning will remain a resource for faculty as they tailor summer courses to an online format.
While we do not yet know the future of COVID-19, one thing is certain: UCF’s dedication to student success is unwavering.
Despite the unprecedented challenges of this pandemic, we’ve already demonstrated our commitment to our mission by remaining flexible and creative. We must continue to do so, while also prioritizing our personal health and well-being.
Please continue to check UCF’s coronavirus website and your email for updates.