University of Florida students haven’t been out of in-person classes since March 11, but UF students return to campus on August 31 with a few changes.
When UF students return at the end of the month, there are a few methods of education that will be provided: On-campus face-to-face, hybrid and synchronous and asynchronous online instruction, according to the UF website. Each course’s education delivery method may be different, and each method is chosen by the department chairs and deans.
Students and faculty must wear face coverings in UF facilities and in UF outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible. These are both required by the university’s Masking and Physical Distancing policy. Also, the university implores students and faculty to stay home if they are sick and to stay away from others who may be sick.
The UF Football schedule for this year has also been announced, but these events are subject to change.
Yesterday, August 8, UF President Kent Fuchs has “two important asks” for the Gator community.
“First, I ask you to join me in helping to prevent the spread of Covid by following UF’s public health rules and guidance. A summary of those rules and guidance is available here,” he said on the UF updates page. “Second, I ask that you join me in taking this pledge to promote safety both on campus and off campus. By keeping ourselves and each other safe, we will lower the risk of disrupting the fall semester.”
If you are headed back to the UF at the end of August, make sure to review the university guidelines to keep you and others safe.