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Key Resources and Dates for Fall 2023 Course Planning

Dear Colleagues:

UCF’s fall classes begin on Monday, Aug. 21. This message includes key academic policies, regulations and resources to aid your course preparation.

Key Fall 2023 dates:

  • Monday, Aug. 21: Fall classes begin
  • Thursday, Aug. 31: Early campus closure for home football game (2 p.m.)
  • Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day (no classes)
  • Friday, Oct. 27: Spirit Splash (Homecoming, classes as normal)
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Veterans Day (no classes)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Student Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes, offices open)
  • Thursday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving holiday (university closed)
  • Saturday, Dec. 2: Classes end
  • Monday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 9: Final exam period
  • Friday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 16: Commencement

There are three new student policies to know as you prepare for fall courses. They involve a Modified Withdrawal Policy for new FTIC and transfer students and two polices affecting all undergraduate students: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading and Timely Academic Progress Toward a Degree. Learn more about these changes and how they could affect you.

UCF promotes a culture of inclusive excellence and compassion. All courses must be accessible and usable for every student. If you have questions about how to make your course accessible to all learners, please work with the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Distributed Learning and Student Accessibility Services.

I hope this information helps. Thank you for your dedication to excellence and student success, and best wishes for a rewarding new academic year.