Updated at 11:45 am on Wednesday 9 Nov –
Dear USF community,
As you know, Tropical Storm Nicole is expected to hit Florida in the coming days. The safety of our students, teachers and staff is our top priority.
Because of this, USF will have business activities and classes Transition to remote control only on Thursday November 10th. There are exceptions for the following groups, who should continue in-person activities as usual:
- USF Health Clinical Operations;
- Clinical rotations for USF Health students;
- medical school classes;
- USF Athletics teams and personnel as determined by the Director of Athletics;
- Essential or critical personnel as described below.
USF will be closed on Friday, November 11th in celebration of Veterans Day. Face-to-face classes and normal operations will resume on Saturday 12 November. Academic and research buildings will go into vacation mode Thursday through Friday evenings at 6am.
Students should work with their teachers and staff should work with their managers if they are having trouble accessing remote classes or work.
Only USF employees who are (1) classified as essential personnel, (2) have been identified by their supervisors as critical to campus operations, (3) work at a facility that remains open Thursday, or (4) at one of the The exceptions listed should come to work in person on Thursday in consultation with their supervisors. Employees who do not fall into these categories are said to be working remotely on Thursday. Please contact your manager if you are unsure of your status.
On-campus dormitories in Tampa and St. Petersburg will remain open. USF Health’s clinical facilities will remain open Thursday. Some student services remain operational, although they may have restricted hours. These include cafeterias, on-campus recreation centers, student centers and libraries. Check with local facilities for hours of operation.
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 and provide updates as needed. Any important updates regarding changes to normal business operations will be shared via www.usf.edu, USF’s official social media channels, MyUSF and email.
For more information, see the USF FAQ website.