UF Alert

The University of Florida is currently scheduled to reopen and resume normal operations on Wednesday, Sept. 13. However, due to the current forecast of Hurricane Irma, classes at UF will not be held through Wednesday. We will continue to evaluate campus and community conditions, providing any scheduling updates as needed.

After the storm passes, we will be providing more information for those who have particular hardships and challenges. As announced, the university will be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Essential personnel should report to work on Monday and Tuesday as scheduled.

Although there are no classes on Wednesday, all employees are expected to return to work Wednesday. Employees unable to return to work because of a storm-related hardship should notify their supervisor.

UF/IFAS personnel outside Gainesville should adhere to their county government guidelines on closing. Personnel in other UF programs outside of Gainesville should consult their supervisors.

Supervisors, please ensure that all employees, including OPS, are informed of this closure.

Clinical faculty and staff in the UF Health Science Center colleges and clinical practices will receive direct communication from their college and supervisors concerning their assignments for Wednesday Sept. 13.

UF Health Shands Hospital remains open; as such, all UF Health Gainesville campus parking areas — including faculty/staff and patient/visitor garages and lots on the UF Health campus and Archer Road — are reserved for use by faculty and staff who will be working during Hurricane Irma.

If students, faculty or staff are parked here and are not part of emergency response efforts, please be aware the vehicles that do not have faculty/staff parking decals will be towed.

These spaces need to be accessible to essential UF Health personnel who are working Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in response to Hurricane Irma.

Notices of any scheduling changes can be found on the UF home page or on the information line at 1-866-UF-FACTS or 1-866-833-2287.

As always, students and employees in need of immediate assistance should dial 911. Students may also contact U Matter We Care at umatter@ufl.edu or by calling (352) 294-CARE (2273). Employees may call the Employee Assistance Program at (352) 392-5787.

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