UF Gainesville campus open on Wednesday
TO: All UF Faculty, Staff and Students
FROM: Dr. Charles E. Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
RE: UF Gainesville campus classes canceled on Wednesday, resume Thursday; campus open on Wednesday
Out of concern for students who may need to travel back to Gainesville or who are assisting family members who may be affected by the hurricane, classes at the University of Florida’s campus in Gainesville will be canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
However, the campus will re-open on Wednesday, Sept. 4, on a normal operating schedule for all facilities, including the Reitz Student Union, RecSports , libraries and dining facilities. All Gainesville campus faculty, staff and other paid employees should report to work per their normal Wednesday schedule. Employees, including student and research assistants, who are out of town and will not be able to work as scheduled should let their supervisors know in keeping with normal practice.
Classes will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5.
As previously announced, the Gainesville campus is closed and classes canceled for Tuesday, Sept. 3.
University officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Dorian. Further communication will be forthcoming should the forecast track change and place Alachua County in line for experiencing hazardous conditions.
Also as previously announced, campus will remain open on a normal holiday schedule for today, including facilities such as the Reitz Student Union, RecSports, libraries, etc.
Only essential university personnel should report for work on Tuesday, Sept.3, and other personnel should not come to campus.
For clarity, here is the university’s Gainesville campus schedule for this week:
MONDAY, SEPT. 2
- Campus is operating on a normal holiday schedule
- Facilities such as the Reitz Student Union, RecSports, libraries, etc., are open (holiday hours)
- No classes (holiday)
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
- Classes are canceled
- Campus is closed
- Facilities such as the Reitz Student Union, RecSports, libraries, etc., are closed
- Only essential university personnel should report for work and other personnel should not come to campus
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4
- Classes are canceled
- Campus is open
- All facilities open on normal operating schedule
- All Gainesville campus faculty, staff and other paid employees should report to work per their normal Wednesday schedule
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5
- Classes resume
- Campus is open on a normal schedule
UF Health clinical and core service personnel should check with their supervisors as to whether they should report to work and provide support to the academic health center for essential clinical operations
Faculty, staff and students who are not working at UF Health during the severe weather should not use UF Health parking facilities to safeguard their vehicles. This includes UF garages I, II, III,VI, IX and X as well as the UF Health Shands garages south of Archer Road.
UF/IFAS and other UF personnel outside of Alachua County should adhere to their county government guidelines and consult their supervisors.
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School will be open and operating on a normal schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Should Hurricane Dorian impact the school schedule, communications will be sent to families via phone, email and text. Announcements will be posted on the website (http://pkyonge.ufl.edu) and shared via Facebook.
Supervisors, please ensure that all employees are informed of these schedules.
Notices of any scheduling changes can be found through a link on the UF home page or on the information line at 866-UF-FACTS or 866-833-2287. Time reporting information will be provided by UF Human Resources once the university reopens.
As always, students and employees in need of immediate assistance should dial 911. Students may also contact U Matter We Care at email@example.com or by calling 352- 294-CARE (2273). Employees may call the Employee Assistance Program at 833-306-0103 or go to https://eap.ufl.edu/