University of Florida

COVID-19 Response at the University of Florida

The University of Florida and the College of Health and Human Performance are committed to maintaining health and safety for everyone in our community. In this challenging time, it’s vital that our faculty, students and staff all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For that reason, we have moved our classes online as of March 24:

  • All UF classes will be held online for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.
  • All summer A and C classes (scheduled to begin May 11) will be held online.

UF is striving to offer flexibility while prioritizing everyone’s well-being. To learn more about how UF is responding to COVID-19 and what these measures mean for you, please see the resources below and call (866) 833-2287 (866-UF-FACTS) if you have specific questions.

Campus Resources

  • The UF Student Health Care Center will remain open with expanded hours.
  • The UF Counseling and Wellness Centers will be open to provide services by phone.
  • The Smathers Libraries will remain open for online services.
  • Gator Dining Services will offer to-go service only.

2020 Commencement

  • For students who are graduating with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, spring commencement is rescheduled for the weekend of July 31-August 2.
  • Graduating doctoral students may participate in the August 7 ceremony.

University Employees

In accordance with the emergency “stay at home” orders mandated by Alachua County, UF has limited on-campus work to personnel who are identified as essential as of March 24. All nonessential faculty and staff will work from home if possible.

Any workers who are unsure about whether they are considered essential or expected to work from home should consult their managers. Essential workers who must remain on campus are required to practice social distancing whenever possible, maintaining a minimum distance of six feet between themselves and others.

For Additional Information

  • Visit the UF COVID-19 updates page to find the most current information and latest announcements.
  • See the FAQ page for answers to specific questions you may have about COVID-19 and UF’s response. For any further questions, please call (866) 833-2287 (866-UF-FACTS).
  • Please visit our COVID-19 cases page for the current number of students, faculty and staff who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and related details.
  • See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for updates on the federal response and to find tips to protect yourself and others.
  • International travelers should check the CDC’s Travel Page for the latest notices and guidelines.
  • Visit the Florida Department of Health for Florida-specific information, including a COVID-19 resource toolkit and a breakdown of confirmed cases by county.