UF classes will remain online for Spring, Summer A/C semesters

The decision was made in response to multiple confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus

In response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement that four University of Florida students have tested positive for COVID-19 and at the governor’s recommendation, UF President Kent Fuchs announced that all UF classes will remain online for the remainder of the Spring semester as well as through Summer A/C semesters. Class formats for Summer B, which starts later than Summer A and C, will be announced later.

Without disclosing details that could compromise the privacy of the individuals, the university responded swiftly and appropriately to prevent further transmission of the virus.

Students who have not gone home yet are required to do so if possible. Additionally, employees who can work remotely are urged to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. All students and employees are strongly urged to practice social distancing in their studies, work and personal lives.

In addition, the State University System announced March 17 that on-campus commencement ceremonies will not be held at Florida public universities in May. Instead, the SUS directed each university to develop an alternate schedule or method of delivery. The University of Florida will announce its alternate schedule as soon as possible.

On Monday, UF announced restrictions on university-related travel and business practices and canceled all study-abroad programs for the summer. UF also has significantly expanded disinfection efforts to keep campus as clean and germ-free as possible and has postponed athletic and other large-gathering events.

“These are indeed unprecedented times,” Fuchs said in his announcement to the campus, “and I want to thank you all for your resilience, patience and determination.”

The university is posting all COVID-19-related updates at www.ufl.edu/health-updates. That page also includes an FAQ that is updated on an ongoing basis.

UF News March 18, 2020