*UCF Alert* Hurricane Dorian Tuesday (9/3) Update

Posted: 9/3/2019

Get updates on Hurricane Dorian and campus closures.

Based on the current path and timeline for Hurricane Dorian, UCF will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 5, and reopen Friday, Sept. 6.

Current projections indicate wind speeds overnight will be weaker than earlier forecasts predicted. Students who were required to move into campus ride-out locations in anticipation of hurricane-force winds have been permitted to return to their residence halls, which are safe indoor spaces given the storm’s latest weakened wind and rain projections. Shuttles are available to transport them.

Police, fire and medical assistance will be able to respond to emergencies in the anticipated conditions. If you’re a student who’s on campus and needs help, UCF Police can be reached 24/7 by calling 911.

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

UCF continues to encourage 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, and any student who has difficulty returning in time for Friday classes should contact their faculty members directly.  

The UCF Creative School for Children also will reopen on Friday.

UCF Downtown, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona and all regional campuses will remain closed on Thursday. In addition, some regional campuses may remain closed longer until their partner institutions resume operations. More information is available in the hurricane coverage at www.ucf.edu.

As we return to normal operations at UCF, there are resources available to assist students who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The Knights Helping Knights Pantry, which will open Friday, provides free food, toiletries, clothing and other items to students, no questions asked. UCF students who present a valid student ID can pick out as many as five food items a day, and there’s no limit on toiletries or clothing. Knights Pantry is in Ferrell Commons by All Knight Study. 

If you purchased more food than needed to prepare for Hurricane Dorian, consider donating unused items to Knights Pantry.

UCF Cares is available to assist with overall student well-being, including financial difficulties. Student Care Services’ office in Ferrell Commons will reopen Friday, and staff members can be reached at 407-823-5607 or ucfcares@ucf.edu.

Employees who are having concerns related to the weather or who are in emotional crisis can contact UCF’s Employee Assistance Program, HealthAdvocate, for assistance. Eligible employees and their dependents can receive free, confidential assistance anytime 24/7 by calling 877-240-6863.

Human Resources also has a Disaster Planning, Relief, and Recovery Resource Guide available here: https://hr.ucf.edu/files/Disaster-Planning-Relief-Recovery-Resource-Guide.pdf.

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).