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UF COVID-19 Updates

The university has created a webpage that provides information about students, faculty and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. The webpage can be found at


  • In response to the continuously changing circumstances involving the spread of COVID-19, the University of Florida is pausing faculty and staff hiring, including OPS jobs, effective immediately and until further notice, with a few exceptions.
  • The University of Florida and its Dining service provider Aramark plan to offer students partial refunds for those who left campus early this semester due to COVID-19.
  • UF to remain open, but will limit on-campus work to essential services, starting March 24.
  • All UF classes will remain online for the rest of the Spring semester. S/U grading and drop policies for Spring 2020 can be found at 
  • Spring commencement has been rescheduled for the weekend of July 31-August 2 for students graduating with master’s or bachelor’s degrees. Graduating doctoral students can participate in the August 7 summer doctoral ceremony.
  • All summer A and C classes will be held online.
  • Nonessential faculty and staff will work from home if possible.​
March 30: UF President Kent Fuchs Update on COVID-19

A video message to the UF community from President Kent Fuchs regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Visit our FAQ for answers to specific questions you may have, or go straight to information for STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS or FACULTY & STAFF. You can also call for information at (866) 833-2287 (866-UF-FACTS).


The UF Student Health Care Center (with expanded hours), UF Counseling and Wellness CenterLibraries and Gator Dining Services will remain open.


Travelers should stay informed on CDC updates and travel notifications here.


For the latest federal updates as well as information about how to prevent COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the latest Florida-specific information, including a COVID-19 resource toolkit as well as a list of positive cases by county, visit the Florida Department of Health.

Advice from Dr. Ron Berry of UF's Student Health Center regarding COVID-19

As Gators, we have a tradition of pulling together and rising to meet major challenges with optimism and determination. I encourage all of us to look out for each other as we take care of ourselves. I am confident that our university community will meet this challenge.

— UF President Kent Fuchs