*UCF Alert* Hurricane Dorian Saturday (8/31) Update

Posted: 8/31/2019

Get updates on Hurricane Dorian and campus closures.

UCF will provide an update Sunday afternoon about the status of classes and campus operations beyond Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The university is continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Decisions about reopening will be based on weather conditions as well as other factors such as power loss and travel time back to campus.

With consideration for the storm’s updated path, UCF students in all residence halls will be able to remain in their rooms all day Sunday. The earliest that UCF would open a possible ride-out location would be Monday morning.

All academic assignments, including those in classes with online components, remain suspended until classes resume.

UCF communicated with faculty last week to be flexible with students who heeded early warnings and chose to evacuate. The journey back to UCF may be difficult for some, and students should not be impacted academically for putting their personal safety first.  

Additional details about activation of a ride-out location —should one be necessary given the storm’s projected path and impact—will be shared Sunday afternoon with on-campus residents who indicated they would utilize the ride-out location.

For dining on campus, ’63 South will be open until 8 p.m. today. Knightro’s will be open until 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. If ride-out locations are not activated, Knightro’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

UCF will not serve as a public shelter. Employees, students who live off campus, and families and friends of campus residents are not permitted to ride out the storm at UCF. Unauthorized parking of non-UCF vehicles, trailers, RVs and watercraft continues to be prohibited and may result in towing at the owner’s expense. 

While Hurricane Dorian’s exact path is still uncertain, severe weather of some kind is still expected in Central Florida early next week. We encourage the UCF community to remain prepared and informed.

Additional updates will be shared via UCF Alert, UCF’s website, and the UCF and UCF Police social media —Facebook and Twitter (@UCF and @UCFPolice).