Updated at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 –
The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Ian and any potential impact to the Tampa Bay area. The storm’s track remains highly unpredictable and could change in the coming days. That said, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority as we weather the storm.
Based on the latest weather information and associated closures in our area, all USF classes will be canceled Monday, September 26 through Thursday, September 29. This will allow students to make necessary preparations or travel ahead of the storm. .
Commercial operations will continue on Monday. Employees should work with supervisors to determine operational needs; Supervisors are encouraged to provide appropriate flexibility whenever possible.
All campuses will begin closing on Tuesday, September 27. Specific details on building closing times will be released on Monday. Only USF employees who are classified as essential personnel and/or those identified by their supervisors as vital to campus operations should report to campus during building closures. Please contact your supervisor if you are unsure of your status.
At this time, residence halls and residential restaurants on the USF Tampa and USF St. Petersburg campuses remain open. Additional communications will be sent separately to students in residence. Student support facilities, including libraries, counselling, wellness and recreation centers, the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus and the University Student Center on the St. Petersburg campus, remain open for the moment ; The revised hours for the week will be posted online on Monday, September 26.
USF Health clinical operations will continue during regular business hours on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. USF Health clinical facilities will close Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29. A decision regarding USF Health’s clinical operations for the remainder of the week will be made at a later date and will be communicated separately.
We urge students, faculty, and staff to plan carefully, follow local weather reports, and monitor updates from county and state emergency management officials. The USF Hurricane Guide is also a valuable resource for the academic community.
USF management will continue to monitor the storm. Our next update will be sent on Monday, September 26. All updates regarding changes to normal business operations will be shared through www.usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF, and via email.
Updated 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 23 –
The University of South Florida is monitoring the projected path of the tropical system currently developing in the Caribbean and the possibility of impacts to the Tampa Bay area. The safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority as we weather the storm.
For the time being, normal business operations and prices will continue as planned. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review their personal hurricane plans and monitor local weather reports.
The USF Hurricane Guide is also a valuable resource for the academic community.
Any important updates regarding changes to normal business operations will be shared via usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF, and via email.