Support for Students (Hurricane Ian)

We know the impacts of Hurricane Ian have been felt far and wide in the recent days. Student success and support is our main priority at UCF and we want to ensure that students, their families, and their support systems have access to information on resources and support services available to those experiencing these impacts.

Please read below for a list of helpful resources for students on behalf of Student Care Services at this time:

Students impacted by the storm with outstanding needs should contact Student Care Services (SCS) by filling out this form or emailing UCF staff will continue to contact these students individually to provide resources and support as they navigate their recovery. All students also are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services’ (CAPS) crisis line at 407-823-2811 and press 5 if they need to speak with a therapist. 

Student Care Services may also be able to support students in the following ways:

  • Emergency funding: Visit this website for additional information and application:
  • If students’ laptops are damaged or inaccessible, SCS may be able to provide them with a loaner laptop through the UCF Library.  Students should send an email to
  • Class Absence Request: Communication to professors that they may be missing class for due to the hurricane or related impact. We strongly encourage students to connect directly with their professors as soon as possible if they will be missing classes, so they can assist them with any extensions or academic arrangements. Our absence notice acts as additional support or notification.
  • Click HERE for a list of discounted hotel rates close to campus if those could be of assistance if students are in need of temporary lodging.
  • Student Government has provided the following LYFT code: UCFIAN (promo code) provides 5 rides for $15.00 a ride.
  • 63 South Dining Hall will be open for meals on Monday, October 3 from 10:00am-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, October 4.

If your student would benefit from any of the above support or need additional support or resources, please do not hesitate to contact Student Care Services with questions. Student Care Services in located in Ferrell Commons, 196 (near 63 South) and is open from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The office can be reached by calling 407-823-5607, emailing at or visiting our website at

Additional Resources:

Please continue to reach out and ask for support in the coming days and weeks. We are here for you and your student!