Released on October 1, 2022

The University of Central Florida announced that it will reopen for classes and normal operations on Tuesday, October 4.

Hurricane Ian has affected our region in varying ways – and we know that some of our College of Nursing faculty, staff and students are continuing to feel its impacts with ongoing flooding, power outages and/or storm damage.

If You are a Student Facing Hardships

Please know that as Knight nurses, we support one another. If you are a student that is experiencing hardships, please contact your instructors. Pre-licensure students should also copy the program or campus director (Drs. Kelly Allred in Orlando, Frances Iacobellis in Cocoa, or Leslee D’Amato-Kubiet in Daytona).

Students who may need special consideration may contact UCF’s Student Care Services via email or by filling out this form online. All students also are encouraged to contact UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services’ crisis line at 407-823-2811 and press 5 if they need to speak with a therapist.

If You Would Like to Assist Those in Need

If you would like to assist those facing hardships, you can donate to the UCF Emergency Relief Fund. Every dollar will be matched up to $25,000 by Carrie Daanen ’92 Chair, UCF Foundation Board of Directors.

Another way to help is to donate any food and water you may have purchased for the storm and no longer need. You can drop off items at the Knights Pantry in Ferrell Commons and at donation bins set up across campus, which can be found under “Maps” in the UCF Mobile App.

We will all continue to shine bright as Knight nurses – showing compassion to one another and our Central Florida community.

In the meantime, in the days and weeks ahead, please take care of yourselves and stay safe.

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