Updated 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 –
The University of South Florida continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Ian and
any potential impacts to the Tampa Bay region. The path of the storm remains highly
unpredictable and could change in the coming days. That said, the safety of our students,
faculty and staff is our highest priority as we track the storm.
Based on the latest weather information and related closures in our region, all USF
classes will be canceled starting on Monday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 29.
This will allow for students to make any necessary preparations or travel ahead of
Business operations will continue on Monday. Employees should work with supervisors to determine operational needs; Supervisors
are encouraged to provide appropriate flexibility wherever possible.
All campuses will begin closing Tuesday, Sept 27. Specific details about building
closure times will be communicated 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 on-campus while
buildings are closed. Please contact your supervisor if you are unsure of your status.
At this time, residence halls and residential dining facilities on the USF Tampa and
USF St. Petersburg campuses remain open. Additional communication will be sent separately
to residential students. Student support facilities, including the libraries, counseling,
wellness and recreation facilities, the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus
and University Student Center on the St. Petersburg campus, remain open at this time;
Revised hours for the week will be posted online on Monday, Sept. 26.
USF Health clinical operations will continue with normal business hours on Monday,
Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 27. USF Health clinical facilities will close on Wednesday,
Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept 29. A decision about USF Health clinical operations for
the rest of the week will be made at a later time 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 also serves as a valuable resource for the university community.
USF leadership will continue to monitor the storm. Our next update will be sent on
Monday, Sept. 26. All updates regarding changes to normal business operations will
be shared via www.usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF and email.
Updated 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 –
The University of South Florida is monitoring the projected path of the tropical system
currently developing in the Caribbean and the possibility of any impacts to the Tampa
Bay region. The safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as we
track the storm.
At this time, normal business operations and classes will continue as scheduled. Students,
faculty and staff are encouraged to review their personal hurricane plans and monitor
local weather reports.
The USF Hurricane Guide also serves as a valuable resource for the university community.
Any significant updates regarding changes to normal business operations will be shared
via usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF and email.