TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Due to potential impacts from Hurricane Irma, the University of South Florida System will close all campuses Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10 to allow time for students, faculty, staff and their families to prepare and take all precautions necessary to remain safe. All classes on those dates are cancelled. USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee will also be closed and classes will be cancelled on Monday, Sept. 11. A decision about whether to open USF in Tampa on Monday will be made later this week.
On Thursday and Friday, only USF System employees who are classified as essential personnel and those identified by their supervisors as vital to campus operations should report to work.
Residence halls and dining facilities at USF Tampa will remain open. The Marshall Student Center, USF Library, Campus Recreation Center, Student Health Services and the Counseling Center will remain open through 6 p.m. Friday, but will close on Saturday and Sunday.
All USF Health clinics will remain open through Friday. Third and fourth year medical students should continue their rotations as scheduled through Friday.
The USF Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at USF St. Petersburg has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
About the USF System
The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.