Posted on March 17, 2020March 17, 2020 by Susan Hicks*UCF Alert* Remote Instruction to Continue Rest of Spring Semester *UCF Alert* UCF and all state universities are extending remote instruction through the end of the spring semester, under official direction from the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System. This extension is meant to further reduce the introduction and spread of COVID-19, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Given this extended period of social distancing, students who continue to reside on campus should return to their permanent residences if they are able. We understand that some students have no alternative; those students may remain in campus housing but should avoid gathering as groups. In addition, following Board of Governors direction, we will not hold our spring commencement ceremonies. We know commencement is a special day for our students and their families, and we are looking into how and when we can best provide that experience to our spring graduates. These decisions are based on our top priority: the safety of our students, faculty and staff, as well as the communities where COVID-19 could spread. UCF will be sharing more information soon. For updates and FAQs, continue to visit https://www.ucf.edu/safety/coronavirus/.