Reopening plan, fall schedule to be announced July 10

Provost and Senior Academic Affairs VP Joe Glover and Senior VP and COO Charlie Lane
July 1, 2020

Dear University of Florida community,

The fall semester is quickly approaching, and we know you share our excitement as we prepare to reengage on our campus.

By now, you’ve likely heard about or seen UF’s Reopening Plan for the fall semester, which lays out how the university will move forward amid the ongoing pandemic.

We had planned to release it on July 2, along with the updated Fall Schedule of Classes, but given the current surge in cases statewide and in Alachua County, we are postponing their release to July 10 so that we can better understand the possible trajectory of the pandemic and provide you with more definitive guidance.

We are creating a comprehensive website that entails detailed guidance and information for students, faculty, staff and our community about the fall semester. It is intended to be a living and flexible source of information that will be updated regularly as our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices to address the virus evolve. 

 UF’s Reopening Plan is a thoughtful, thorough yet agile blueprint and is designed to provide the campus with the structural ability to continually review and modify should that be necessary in accordance with changing conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your understanding.  We are committed to keeping the health concerns of our students, faculty, staff and the surrounding Gainesville community uppermost in our minds.  We rely on the expert guidance of UF Health in helping us determine how best to structure a campus environment that will allow every student to make maximum academic progress toward their degrees and provide the entire UF community with the best opportunities for success.

We will be back with you on July 10 with “Our Plan Forward” and the updated Fall Schedule of Classes.  In the meantime, please practice the habits that will keep you safe and healthy.

Best wishes and Go Gators!

Joseph Glover, Provost

Charlie Lane, Chief Operating Officer

D’Andra Mull, Vice President for Student Affairs