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Coronavirus COVID-19

UCF COM Updates and Information

UCF College of Medicine Updates and Information

Updates regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) and official notices from the University of Central Florida, specifically regarding the College of Medicine, will be posted here as they become available. Please be aware that the HSL Staff will try to keep this guide as current as possible, however, all UCF members should be monitoring the official UCF Coronavirus website: www.ucf.edu/safety/coronavirus and official UCF communications channels, such as UCF Alert, for the most up to date information.


Weekly COVID-19 Updates

July 30, 2021

July 16, 2021

  • UCF’s Academic Health Sciences Center has received a gift of $300,000 from the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation to fund innovative projects and programs to improve community health. The donation is the first major programmatic gift to the the center since it was created in 2018 and will support the UCF Genius Innovation Challenge, a new initiative designed to promote synergy through interdisciplinary approaches and solutions.

July 9, 2021

  • HEERF funding is now open to international, DACA/TPS and other undocumented students. Eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for the emergency funding grants through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 30. The application is available here, and applicants will be required to provide support documentation outlining their exceptional need.
  • Other eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for emergency funding grants through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 16.
  • UCF is making it simple and convenient for all of our students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they have not already. Student Health Services is regularly offering the Pfizer vaccine Monday through Friday by appointment. Schedule your appointment today.

July 2, 2021

  • UCF is making it simple and convenient for all of our students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they have not yet already. Up to 1,200 no-cost shots of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Student Health Services during a vaccine event at the Student Health Center July 7-9. Recipients will need to return for an appointment during July 28-30 to receive their second dose and become fully vaccinated. Reserve your appointment.
  • We should all feel confident about the rigorous development, testing and approval processes behind the three vaccines available in the United States. The risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 outweighs concerns about the side effects from the vaccine, and faculty experts from UCF’s College of Medicine are addressing other concerns and debunking myths in this video. If you still have concerns about getting vaccinated, contact your healthcare provider or reach out to Student Health Services by emailing covid19vaccine@ucf.edu.
  • Eligible students who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for emergency funding grants. The application will remain open through 11:59 p.m., Friday, July 16. A separate application will be made available to international, DACA and undocumented students and those applications will be reviewed by UCF Global. More information will be communicated to qualifying students soon.