Our Plan Forward - University of Florida

Our Plan Forward

Welcome to the University of Florida’s website outlining Our Plan Forward, where you will find the information you need for a strong start in Fall 2020.

For those of you who are returning, we have missed you, and we know you have missed campus. For those of you starting your first semester at UF, we share your excitement as you begin this new chapter of your lives. While certain elements of campus life will look different, our commitment to providing a world-class educational and research environment remains the same.

Led by UF Health’s scientific and medical researchers, UF is implementing a plan to advance the success of our students, faculty and staff while prioritizing health and safety. This website is where you will find the details of that plan, including information for students & families, faculty & staff, and visitors. We will update this site regularly and hope you bookmark it.

As Gators, we are characterized by our resilience and determination to press forward in the face of challenges. We hope you will join us as we care for one another, practice healthy behaviors, and embrace the spirit of learning and discovery that makes UF one of the leading public universities in the country.

Let’s get ready to do great things!


AUG 31: First Day of Class
SEPT 7: Labor Day (no class)
OCT 2–3: Homecoming (no class)
NOV 11: Veterans Day (no class)
NOV 25-28: Thanksgiving Break
DEC 18: Final Exams Completed



July 30: The Southeastern Conference has established Sept. 26 as the new kickoff for the 2020 football season. The 2020 SEC football season will be comprised of a 10-game Conference-only schedule.​ For additional questions, visit FloridaGators.com.

July 10: UF students, faculty and staff received an email offering details on the university's reopening plan. The full plan is posted here, with detailed guidance throughout this site. 

July 1: UF released campus events and gathering policies in response to COVID-19, effective July 1, 2020. 

July 1: Students received an email from Vice President D'Andra Mull that offers guidance on how students can be screened before the return to campus. For additional questions, visit UF Health Screen, Test & Protect.

Reopening Plan

UF's Reopening Plan is expected to evolve as circumstances change locally and globally. We welcome continued feedback at Reopen@ufl.edu.


VIEW FULL Reopening Plan >>


As part of its effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, UF Health has implemented a Screen, Test & Protect initiative. To learn more about the initiative or view the latest data, visit UF Health’s website:



As Gators, we have a tradition of pulling together and rising to meet major challenges with optimism and determination. I encourage all of us to look out for each other as we take care of ourselves. I am confident that our university community will meet this challenge.
— UF President Kent Fuchs