UF Campus Closure, Class Cancellation

University of Florida
August 28, 2023

Due to Tropical Storm Idalia, which is forecasted to make landfall as a major hurricane, the University of Florida campus will close and classes will be canceled beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and continuing through Wednesday, Aug. 30. All academic and student-related activities, including online classes and exams, will also be canceled during that time.

The university expects to make an announcement on Wednesday regarding the resumption of classes and normal campus operations.

Essential employees should check with their supervisors regarding scheduling. UF Health and UF/IFAS personnel, and others at locations throughout the state should follow their local government’s guidance and check with their supervisors for information regarding reopening of their work locations.

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and Baby Gator will follow the same operations schedule as UF and will close at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 and remain closed Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Students who live in residence halls on campus should plan to stay in them. Students who live off campus should follow local and state guidance for preparing for a tropical storm or hurricane. Florida Fresh Dining will continue to serve the campus community during the storm. Specific dining information can be found at https://dineoncampus.com/UF/hurricane-hours

Students, faculty, and staff should not park their personal vehicles in campus parking garages, including UF Health garages, as those will be needed for UF Health employees.

Notices of any other scheduling changes can be found through a link on the UF home page and through official channels.

As always, students and employees in need of immediate help should dial 911. For non-emergencies, students may also contact U Matter We Care at the self referral form. Employees may call the Employee Assistance Program at (833) 306-0103 for support with non-emergency issues.