The University of Florida Faculty Senate approved an “Academic Calendar / Homecoming Update Motion for Consideration,” asking that the UF Homecoming holiday and other events be rescheduled or canceled.
This motion was presented by Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Angela Lindner, according to The Independent Florida Alligator. The UF Faculty Senate approved the motion unanimously. You can view the motion here.
The motion asked for the UF Homecoming holiday to be rescheduled from October 2 to December 24. This change will allow October 2 to be an additional instructional day for staff and students to make up for a day lost in postponing the start of the semester.
The UF Football schedule in regards to homecoming is still up in the air, according to Steve Orlando, Assistant Vice President for Communications at UF. The UF holiday will simply be observed on December 24, with all other homecoming festivities to take place virtually in October.
The UF Homecoming Parade was scheduled for October 2, but it has been canceled. Instead, UF is ironing out plans for a month of virtual homecoming events throughout October, according to Orlando.