Delivery of Instruction

Academic Delivery

UF will return to its normal array of course offerings for the Summer B and Fall 2021 semesters, including in-person, online and hybrid classes. Not all classes will be available online.

Additional detail about health and safety on campus can be found on the Health Guidance page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are instructors permitted to enforce physical distancing in their classrooms?

No, they may not enforce it. Summer A classes will retain their initial capacities, and classes are configured to accommodate physical distancing. But students may decide whether to continue distancing in the classroom. 

If my question isn't answered here, whom can I contact?

Please email reopen@ufl.edu for additional questions not answered here.

What health and safety precautions will remain in place for the Summer semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Given recently released national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in concert with the State University System, the University of Florida will make masks optional rather than required for students, faculty, staff and guests on UF property and in UF facilities effective immediately. Those not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are recommended to continue wearing masks, according to CDC guidance. 

Within UF Health hospitals or other patient-facing clinical facilities, including dentistry practices and veterinary hospitals, masks will continue to be required.

UF Health will support UF in implementing these policies as safely as possible and urges those who have not been vaccinated to do so. To learn how and where to receive the vaccine, visit: https://coronavirus.ufhealth.org/vaccinations/vaccine-availability/

May employees ask one another to wear masks? May instructors ask their students to do so?

All people are asked to be considerate and respect others’ personal space – particularly during this time of transition. However, since mask-wearing is optional, employees should not ask others to do so.

Will UF resume full, normal operations for the Summer B and Fall semesters?

Yes. Pending any unexpected developments, activities will accelerate in areas previously impeded by the pandemic. In-person classes will be at pre-pandemic capacities, employees will travel more on university business, students will resume study abroad experiences, laboratories and libraries will operate at full throttle, purchasing of supplies will increase, performances and other cultural experiences will blossom, etc.  In short, we will resume UF’s rich academic, cultural, and athletic lifestyles.