*UCF Alert* Hurricane Dorian Sunday (9/1) Update

Posted: 9/1/2019

Get updates on Hurricane Dorian and campus closures.

Due to the current path and timeline for Hurricane Dorian and the likelihood of severe weather into Wednesday, UCF will remain closed on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

UCF wishes to resume classes once it is safe to do so. However, in making decisions about a reopening date, the university will continue to consider regional weather conditions as well as other factors such as power loss and damage. 

The storm’s path remains uncertain, and Central Florida could still be impacted by severe weather from Hurricane Dorian. UCF urges all faculty, staff and students to move forward with any final preparations to ensure they and their loved ones are ready.

It’s critical that you have a plan for a safe location to ride-out the storm that includes stocking up on any supplies necessary to sustain you for 72 hours, should the storm’s impact prevent regular businesses and services from immediately reopening once the storm passes.

All academic assignments, including those in classes with online components, remain suspended until classes resume. In addition, UCF has encouraged faculty to be flexible with students who heeded early warnings and chose to evacuate. Students should not be impacted academically for putting their personal safety first.  

Students living at all UCF residence halls will be allowed to remain in their rooms through Monday afternoon. A decision about whether some students will need to move to a ride-out location will be made Monday following an updated forecast.

Should a ride-out location be necessary, students should be ready to move as early as Monday evening. Because of the storm’s dynamic path, students could be required to move into a ride-out location with a few hours’ notice. Now is the time to prepare and be ready to go, and we will keep the on-campus residents who indicated they will utilize ride-out locations informed through direct communication from UCF Housing.

Students in the following housing communities will need to move to the ride-out location at the Education Building, and shuttles will be available to transport them.
•       On-campus Greek Housing
•       Libra, Apollo and Lake Claire
•       Nike, Hercules and Neptune

Students living in the Towers and at NorthView and UnionWest (Downtown) will be able to remain in their residence halls during the ride-out period. Students staying at the Rosen College will be able to ride out the storm at the Rosen campus.

Students living in UCF’s affiliated housing communities – Knights Circle and the Pointe at Central – as well as NorthView are not required to leave their buildings, but the Education Building will be available to students in those communities who prefer to be in an on-campus ride-out location.

No families, friends or non-service or emotional support animals will be allowed to ride out the storm in UCF residence halls or ride-out locations. Because of possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian, UCF cannot guarantee comforts such as power, water, food and medical assistance on campus.

Students will be permitted to leave their ride-out location or residence hall once the campus is deemed safe. Those who evacuated campus also will be allowed to return to their residence hall once the campus all-clear has been given.

Knightro’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. 

Some regional campuses may remain closed until their partner institutions resume operations.

Eastern Florida State College will be closed through this week, with plans to reopen on Monday, Sept. 9. UCF Cocoa and UCF Palm Bay will remain closed as long as Eastern Florida State College does.

We will provide another UCF Alert update tomorrow (Monday) afternoon. 

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