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UCF has extended remote learning through Summer B.

UCF Interim Provost Michael Johnson announced Thursday that UCF would be extending remote learning through session B of the summer semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previously, the university had only placed Summer A, C and D sessions online.

"It's not clear whether if this is, in fact, going to be required by health concerns, but the limited information we have available with continued uncertainties suggested it would be unwise to wait on this decision," Johnson said during a Board of Trustees Educational Programs Committee meeting.

The summer semester is split up into four sessions: Summer A (May 11-June 19), Summer B (June 22-July 31), Summer C (May 11- July 31) and Summer D (May 11-July 10).

Johnson pointed out the fact that registration for the summer semester has already started for students.

"Students that got back home, wherever home is, need to know how to plan the rest of their education to continue," Johnson said.

Last summer, over 45,000 students enrolled in courses, according to the university's website.

Since the entire summer semester will be online, on-campus summer housing will not be available except for those students with extenuating circumstances who will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, according to the university's website.

No decision about summer commencement ceremonies has been made at this time, the university said.

As of Thursday, there are over 16,000 total cases of the coronavirus in the state, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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